Welcome to LINC

The Local Investment Commission (LINC) is a non-profit organization that works with state and local government, businesses, community and civic leaders to improve the lives of children and families in the Kansas City region. Learn more about LINC.

Need help starting school? Try LINC’s School Enrollment Guide

LINC has prepared a primer that tells you what you need to get your child into class — with links to helpful resources and to school district and charter school enrollment pages. Click here for enrollment help.

LINC intends to apply for 21st Century Community Learning Centers grant

LINC intends to submit three different applications for the 21st Century Community Learning Centers federal grant.

Each grant application includes three different schools. The schools were selected with the support and assistance of the school district.

Copies of the application, once submitted, are available upon request.

LINC has been extensively involved with the federal 21st Century Communities Learning Center grants and shown strong results.

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Kansas City Public Schools wins national award for efforts to combat evictions

The Kansas City Public Schools’ unique partnership with determined researchers and lawyers to help rescue district families from evictions earned national recognition this week.

KCPS won the 2019 Research and Assessment Leadership Award awarded by the Council of the Great City Schools.

The school district partnered with LINC, the Kansas City Eviction Project and Legal Aid of Western Missouri in creating data tools to alert school officials where district families were vulnerable and in danger of eviction.

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KIDS COUNT report shows persistent poverty among Missouri's children

Nearly 30 years after the KIDS COUNT Data Book began exposing the plight of U.S. children, more than 252,000 Missouri children continue to live in poverty.

Missouri ranked 28th out of 50 states in measures of children’s economic well-being, education, health and their families and communities. Missouri slipped down from 26th in the 2018 data book.

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