More Giving Groves are coming to LINC sites, giving more children the chance to help grow and nurture fruit-bearing trees for their schools and their communities.
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A Kansas City campaign to help hundreds of people clear their names of old criminal records got a “game changing” boost from Missouri lawmakers this week. The bill needs to be signed by Gov. Mike Parson to become law.
Finding affordable local summer programs can be a frantic scramble for Kansas City families, but a California-based non-profit — InPlay — is coming to KC to make that search easier.
By joining LINC in 2011, Dickerson had found a challenging next step for a life of service after three decades serving his country in the Air Force. “You understand the message,” he said to the gathered LINC staff and supporters in the audience, “because you fight it daily, striking at the very heart of what we call injustice.”
The Girls on the Run program in several LINC Caring Communities sites had already changed lives long before the teams of girls and their partners took on the season-ending challenge at Children’s Mercy Park May 4.
The hard, 'scary' road of an artist is worth it, British author tells Hickman Mills students, if you 'love what you're doing.'
“Make sure you love what you’re doing,” British author Katie Green tells aspiring artists in the Hickman Mills Freshman Center.
Wendell Phillips Elementary Principal Deloris Brown is named KCPS’s Principal of the Year.
Nearly 800 people with old criminal records have registered for help in the Clear Your Record expungement campaign in Kansas City. Their stories are hard, and personal. There is a simple reason the volunteers are trying so hard to help these hundreds navigate the law, spare them onerous legal expenses and digitally speed up the process.
Chess Camp is geared toward children who have already participated in at least one of LINC’s chess tournaments and who want to advance their game. Chess University would be ideal for parents who want to be able to teach the game to their children and for school staffers who want to be able to help tutor children learning chess in after-school and summer school programs.
Anxious. On their knees. In prayer.
Bishop Mark Tolbert knew enough about start-up businesses and Dr. Vivian Roper knew enough about running an urban school to know hard moments would come.
The brother-and-sister team behind Kansas City’s Lee A. Tolbert Community Academy public charter school knew that launching the school 20 years ago meant jumping into water over their heads.