LINC in the Center School District

A family at Center Elementary celebrates Lights On Afterschool.

A family at Center Elementary celebrates Lights On Afterschool.

LINC has been a partner of the Center School District since 2007. LINC’s efforts include providing the Caring Communities Before & After School program at Boone and Center elementary schools and developing a new health clinic serving south Kansas City.

David A. Leone is the district superintendent.

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Video: 38 schools celebrate community during Lights On Afterschool

Schools across the Greater Kansas City, Missouri area are showing their after school program appreciation during Lights On Afterschool. Community organizers, students, parents, and teachers came together at their school to celebrate their school with talent shows, family fun nights, and community festivals.  

Missouri Tax Amnesty Program begins now through November 30

Businesses and individuals with delinquent taxes before Dec. 31, 2014 are eligible to pay now through November 31 without interest or penalties with the Missouri Tax Amensty Program.   

Results: LINC Chess End of Year Tournament in Hickman Mills

Over 200 students competed in five rounds of chess during the LINC Chess End of Year Tournament at Hickman Mills Freshman Center Saturday, May 9. Congratulations to all participants!

LINC prepares 35,000 books for students

Watch our video about the process of preparing 35,000 books for delivery to students this summer. Community volunteers and several organizations have helped to make this year's distribution a success.

Results: LINC Chess Girls Tournament at Border Star Montessori in K.C.P.S.

One hundred and one students fought the snow with their families to play at the LINC Chess Girls Tournament at Border Star Montessori on Saturday, February 28. Photos will be available online at

LINC in Photos 2014

We again are happy to share this year’s version of LINC in Photos – a montage of images which visually share our impact and presence in the community.

Back to School: 2014-2015 enrollment dates and information

Kansas City area families are currently enrolling or preparing their student for enrollment for the 2014-2015 school year. View enrollment information by district below, view the district's website for more information. 

Back to School: First days for 2014-2015 school year

School begins for Kansas City area students in five weeks. View start dates for Center, Fort Osage, Grandview, Hickman Mills, Independence, Kansas City Public Schools, and North Kansas City School District. Visit your child's school district website for additional information. 

LINC distributes 27,000 free books

LINC distributed 27,000 books, one for every elementary student in the Center, Fort Osage, Grandview, Hickman Mills, Independence, and Kansas City school districts, along with select North Kansas City schools and two charter schools.

LINC prepares 27,000 books for students

LINC and Turn the Page KC staff along with Americorps Vista volunteers are working hard to prepare and process over 27,000 books for distribution to students around Kansas City.