Homefest KC festival to support ending student homelessness, Sept. 30

Colonial Presbyterian Church will host Homefest KC, a free, block party-like event, sponsored by Crossfirst Bank, on Sunday, Sept. 30, 12:30–2:30 p.m., in support of ending student homelessness in the Center School District.

Homefest KC is a family-friendly community event with free food, KC Wolf, Team Xtreme International, bounce houses, balloon animals, face painting, and more.

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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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Kids Win Missouri and LINC to host listening session on children's issues

Kids Win Missouri and LINC will host a listening session to gather feedback on child well-being issues impacting our community on Aug. 20th at 3 pm at the Kauffman Foundation.

At the event, Kids Win Missouri will review actions impacting children and families during the recently concluded state legislative session. 

In addition, to help it more effectively advocate in Jefferson City, Kids Win Missouri is eager to collect feedback from community leaders, like you, who work with families and children every day.

The public is invited. Registration for the event is encouraged.

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Kansas City Public Schools plans Aug. 4th back-to-school community event

Kansas City Public Schools’ Summerfest is an opportunity for school children of all ages to celebrate and prepare for the arrival of the new school year.

Summerfest will be held Saturday, Aug 4, 10 am to 2 pm, at 2901 Troost Ave., Kansas City, Mo.

The event will feature live entertainment, athletic competitions, educational games and activities, and free food. KCPS students will have an opportunity to receive a free backpack, school supplies, athletic physicals and immunizations.

There will be an opportunity to meet school principals and teachers and to complete enrollment requirements.

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LINC Commission Meeting Monday June 25th

The LINC Commission will meet Monday, June 25th, 4-6 p.m., at the Kauffman Foundation, 4801 Rockhill Rd., Kansas City, Mo. The main focus of the meeting will be a discussion of workforce development and work requirements and an update on LINC data initiative to development a system to support providing services to homeless students.

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Garfield students share their musical talents

Garfield Elementary students shared their growing musical talents at an end of the year concert held May 16 at the Kansas City Public School elementary school.

The students have been taught basic music skills by the Harmony Project KC located nearby at the Northeast Community Center.

This has been a partnership between the LINC Caring Communities initiative at the school the the well-regarded music education program modeled on a successful model developed in Los Angeles.

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