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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Independence Plaza Park Celebration

Join the northeast Kansas City, Mo. neighborhoods and businesses as they celebrate their community at "It's OUR PARK Community Celebration.The free community event features family entertainment, food, giveaways, games and much more. 

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LINC Before & After School enrollment is coming soon!

LINC is getting ready for the 2017-2018 school year and will begin enrolling children for Before & After School programs later this summer.

Enrollment events for many sites have already been scheduled. An updated list of events is available at

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HCF to host community forums in service area

The Health Care Foundation of Greater Kansas City is in the midst of conducting a five-month series of community forums within its service area.

The forums serve as an update for stakeholders and the community at large on the happenings at the Foundation, and to solicit feedback on how the Foundation can partner with communities to more fully improve health.

A summary report outlining what we heard throughout these conversations will be shared at the conclusion of the forums.

HCF's service area includes Kansas City, Mo., Cass County, Jackson County, and Lafayette County in Missouri, and Allen County, Johnson County, and Wyandotte County in Kansas.

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