Over 30 LINC sites celebrate Lights On Afterschool

Thank you for celebrating the 2017 Lights On Afterschool event with us. Over 30 LINC Caring Communities Sites from Kansas City, Hickman Mills, Center, and Grandview School Districts invited the community to stay after school for science, art, games, crafts, and much more. 

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Prompt action saves child's life at LINC after school program

“I instantly ran down to the gym to assess the situation and that’s when we realized this was something serious,” said Wesley Cunningham, the school’s LINC site coordinator.  Prompt action and a well-trained staff are being credited with saving the life of a young student at Truman Elementary in the Hickman Mills School District.

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Marlborough Coalition hosts community cleanup

LINC supported an Oct. 21 community clean up hosted by The Marlborough Coalition in south Kansas City.

The City of Kansas City, MO. provided three trash trucks and a truck to haul off over 250 tires collected.

LINC site coordinators involved included John Herrera and Richard Williams.

The day concluded with an event at the Red Bridge shopping center where the Center Elementary School choir performed.

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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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