LINC Commissioner Dr. Marjorie Williams was named the recipient of the Carl R. Johnson Humanitarian Award at the 51st Annual Freedom Fund Banquet of the NAACP Kansas City, Mo. Branch on Oct. 13.Read More >
LINC Caring Communities Before & After School programs will hold celebrations including science fairs, reading activities, and potluck dinners as part of Lights On Afterschool, a nationwide rally for afterschool programs that is expected to see more than 1 million Americans attend more than 8,000 events this year.
See the growing list of LINC Lights On events here, and contact your LINC site coordinator about getting involved.Read More >
LINC staff came together to celebrate the importance and achievements of our Site Coordinators. A special luncheon event was held at Southeast Community Center in Kansas City, MO. The event was also an opportunity for coordinators to visit with new staff and share experiences about their work.Read More >
With limited access to opportunities to advance their education and find family-sustaining jobs, Missouri’s 67,000 young adult parents face hurdles to support their children and fulfill their own potential, according to Opening Doors for Young Parents, the latest KIDS COUNT® policy report from the Annie E. Casey Foundation.Read More >
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.Read More >
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.Read More >
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.Read More >
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.Read More >
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.Read More >
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.Read More >