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The Local Investment Commission (LINC)℠ is a non-profit organization that works with state and local government, businesses, community and civic leaders to improve the lives of children and families in the Kansas City region.
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Food insecurity is still a widespread issue in Kansas City. Margo Quiriconi, Director of Community Health Initiatives for Children’s Mercy Kansas City, spoke at the April 16, 2018 LINC Commission meeting. She discussed issues that have been identified by the community as priority and significant health needs in their latest guide The State of Children’s Health.
The 2018 LitUp Festival will be held on May 12th at the North Independence Branch of the Mid-Continent Public Library in Independence, Missouri. It will be an all-day event that features nationally known authors and illustrators and includes panel discussions, writing and illustrating clinics, a writing contest, a poetry slam, music and food trucks!
Missouri’s Family and Community Trust (FACT) has released the 2018 Missouri KIDS COUNT Data Book, intended to identify the needs of children and families throughout the state. The book is available at mokidscount.org.
Missouri KIDS COUNT uses outcome measures and contextual indicators to rank Missouri counties. Counties then use that information to find and address needs in their communities.
LINC Site Coordinators Danielle Small and Matt Uppman were recognized as Staffers of the Month by the Missouri AfterSchool Network. The recognition will be given at the Afterschool Celebration Conference on March 2nd and 3rd at Tan-Tar-A Resort, Lake of the Ozarks in Missouri.