LINC Chess Club begins in North Kansas City Schools

Students at Chouteau Elementary in the North Kansas City Schools learned all about chess pieces and how they move in their first day of LINC Chess Club. The club uses proven techniques and stages to help all ages and levels of chess players become highly competitive.

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Community health in KCMO largely determined by zip code

For residents in Kansas City, Missouri the zip code in which they reside is a large factor in overall health and wellness. Dr. Rex Archer and Dr. Sarah Martin-Anderson from the Kansas City, Missouri Health Department present the KCMO Community Health Improvement Plan (CHIP) to the LINC Commission on Sept. 18, 2017.

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Organizations gather to address youth homelessness

The first conference in the Heartland dedicated to the serious and growing issue of youth homelessness was held in Kansas City on September 12. The circumstances that result in a youth becoming homeless are unique and varied, but trends are identifiable and best practices exist. The agenda provided information about data trends, tools, and strategies that are proven to work to end homelessness among youth.

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"Prison Pipeline" solutions to be discussed at Sept. 30 summit

A summit on "Breaking the Prison Pipeline" will discuss solutions and resources to prevent incarceration, advocate for rehabilitation services, and aid in community re-entry.

The summit will be held on Saturday, Sept. 30, 9 a.m.-12 p.m., at Central Academy of Excellence, 3221 Indiana Ave., Kansas City, Mo. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. Breakfast and lunch will be served.

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Advocates plan Aug. 30th KC event on children and family issues

Missouri Children’s Leadership Council (MOCLC) and the Local Investment Commission (LINC) will host a listening session to gather feedback on child well-being issues impacting our community. The listening session will be held Wed., Aug. 30th at 3 pm at the Kauffman Foundation, 4801 Rockhill Rd., Kansas City, Mo. 64110

At the event, the Missouri Children’s Leadership Council will review actions impacting children and families during the recently concluded state legislative session.

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