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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.
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President's budget recommends eliminating federal after school funding

The just submitted federal budget recommends eliminating federal funding for the 21st Century Community Learning Centers - a significant funding source LINC uses to fund after school programs.

LINC currently uses 21st Century Community Learning Center funding to support after school programs in the Kansas City, Hickman Mills and Grandview school districts.

Over 2,300 students attend after-school programs in 23 different elementary and middle schools in the three districts.

The 21st Century Community Learning Centers (21st CCLC) initiative is the only federal funding source dedicated exclusively to supporting local  after school, before-school and summer learning programs.

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Chess in the Midwest on KCUR

LINC Community Organizer Mr. Lee Bohannon talked with KCUR - Central Standard about the LINC Chess program and its impact on student performance and their character.

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KCPS Celebrating Successful Launch of Breakfast In the Classroom

Kansas City Public Schools and Operation Food Search are ready to celebrate their joint efforts to help children get the most important meal of the day so that they can focus on the important work of learning. KCPS received $477,742 in grant funding for 25 schools serving 12,500 students to introduce Breakfast in the Classroom (BIC) breakfast service.

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