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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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Checkmate: Fort Osage plays chess district-wide

The LINC Chess program is expanding to include all five of the Fort Osage School District elementary schools this school year.

Fort Osage may be the only school district in the state where chess is available to all elementary school students. The program is taught either before or after the regular school day.

The five elementary schools are Blue Hills, Buckner, Cler-Mont, Elm Grove and Indian Trails. 

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No Kid Hungry supported by world’s biggest bake sale and carnival

LINC has partnered with the American Society of Baking and No Kid Hungry to support efforts to reduce child hunger in Missouri. The World’s Biggest Bake Sale will be held on Saturday, September 15 from 9:00 a.m. to 3 p.m. under the big white tents south of Commerce Bank at 6336 Brookside Plaza, Kansas City, MO 64113.

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LINC Partner School Districts Hold Back to School Events

LINC’s partnering school districts are getting students, faculty and the community geared up to go back to school.

At Kansas City Public Schools’ Summerfest over 5,000 families came to pick up school supplies, get immunized, and get ready for school.

Many school districts held convocations for school personnel. The day-long activities typically include presentations and professional development opportunities.

LINC was recognized at the Hickman Mills School District’s convocation with the Community Partner of the Year award. The event included a personal video from Hickman Mills School Supt. Yolanda Cargile encouraging students to follow their dreams.

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