Visualizing Our Work with Infographics

A collection of infographics that illustrates LINC's model and program effectiveness.

LINC Caring Communities Model

This model has been used by LINC since 1993 when it began operating Caring Communities sites in schools and neighborhoods.

LINC Before and After School Care

An overview of LINC's before and after-school program.

LINC Out-of-School Time Benefits

LINC operates before- and after-school time programs in five Kansas City, Missouri area school districts and one charter. Reduces state’s overall child care subsidy costs. More eligible children and families served. Providing the care in school locations gives LINC a presence in neighborhoods and supports other work including creating strong relationships with children, families and school districts.

LINC Maintenance of Effort Contributions

Every year each state must spend, from its own funds, at least 80% of its historical spending on poor families with children. LINC has a partnership with the Missouri Department of Social Services to obtain revenue to provide services to support families up to 185% Federal Poverty Level.

LINC Chess

LINC believes that chess enhances students' self-confidence, thinking skills and academic achievement. We support active chess clubs in the LINC after-school programs.


LINC offers a concentration of STEM activities in three school districts through the 21st Century Community Learning Centers (21CCLC) grant.The programs at the 21CCLC are evaluated annually for student efficacy in math, reading and science and the correlation of program participation.

STEAM Education at LINC

STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math) represents how all topics in subject areas relate to each other and to the real world. The sentence that defines this is: Science & Technology, interpreted through Engineering & the Arts, all based in Mathematical elements.

2015 LINC Summer School in the KCPS

A graphic showing a summary and growth of the LINC summer school program in the Kansas City Public Schools.

Jackson County Child Welfare Portrait

Overview of the Children in Care of the Missouri Children's Division. December 2017.

Missouri Star School

The Missouri Division of Youth Services has formed Missouri Star School through a partnership with LINC. This online learning approach provides a personalized educational experience by connecting technology to learning, career, community, and family.

Families and Schools Together

An overview of the Families and Schools Together model and how it's supports LINC's core results.

LINC Independent Living Initiative

LINC supports foster youth in their transition to adulthood and independent living.

LINCWorks Results Jan. 2017

A quarterly report on the work participation rate of clients in the LINCWorks program.

Early Learning in Hickman Mills

An overview of the new early learning centers in the Hickman Mills School district and how LINC supports their vision.

LINC in the Hickman Mills School District

LINC operational support of the Hickman Mills School District.

Missouri Reentry Process

Through multi-agency collaborations, a shared vision of public safety, evidence-based offender management, and results-driven leadership, the Missouri Reentry Process is producing outcomes that prove Missouri communities are safer for you and your family. 

Summer Food Program Summary

A summary of the SEBTC program. The program provides summer food benefits to families.

Summer Reading Loss

School districts partnering with libraries to prevent summer reading loss.

Swope Health South Clinic

Patient demographics from the Swope Health Services clinic at 89th and Troost.

LINC Data System

An overview of the new LINC data system Apricot and its integration with the Independence School District.

LINC Online

LINC's online presence and engagement with community using social media.

LINC Training and Professional Development

LINC offers our staff 22 different workshops on youth development. It is an important part of providing quality before- and after-school care.

Apricot Programs, Connected Systems

Apricot is an extremely secure and flexible nonprofit software solution that offers case management, client, donor and volunteer tracking as well as outcomes management.

LINC Early Child Care Services

LINC receives all invoices and payment resolution requests from Missouri approved registered and contracted childcare providers in Jackson, Clay, Platte, Ray and Cass counties. LINC Educare provides child care training and site visits.

Education Policy Fellowship Program

The Local Investment Commission and the Cooperating School Districts of Greater Kansas City in 2014 revived an outstanding educational leadership development program available nationally through the Institute for Educational Leadership.

LINC and the Health Care Foundation of Greater Kansas City

LINC was instrumental in the formation of the Health Care Foundation of Greater Kansas City (HCF) and REACH Healthcare Foundation.

LINC Food Pantry

LINC promotes healthy eating and lifestyles by supporting educational programs and suplemental food programs.

Program Efficiency & Outcomes

Cost of LINC program and savings to Missouri. Outcomes of 21CCLC sites.

Hickman Mills Shaping The Future

A guide to the changes and restructuring of the Hickman Mills School District for the 2019-20 school year.