The first conference in the Heartland dedicated to the serious and growing issue of youth homelessness was held in Kansas City on September 12. The circumstances that result in a youth becoming homeless are unique and varied, but trends are identifiable and best practices exist. The agenda provided information about data trends, tools, and strategies that are proven to work to end homelessness among youth.Read More >
Displaying LINC Initiatives about: Independence
Join the northeast Kansas City, Mo. neighborhoods and businesses as they celebrate their community at "It's OUR PARK Community Celebration.The free community event features family entertainment, food, giveaways, games and much more.Read More >
KCUR's multi-part series "Musical Chairs" investigates a significant but under-the-radar aspect of education -- the frequency with which students change schools during the academic year, and the challenges that arise from all that moving around.Read More >
The LINC Commission will hold its regular monthly meeting Monday, May 15th from 4-6 pm at the Kauffman Foundation.
The public is invited to attend.Read More >
Independence will honor children and the community's rich heritage with an International Day of the Child celebration on Saturday, May 6, 11 am to 4 pm, at Hill Park, 2201 S. Maywood. The community celebration is free and open to the public.Read More >
Over 120 community members participated, with nearly 25 volunteers from the site council, neighborhood and area churches helping to setup and clean up the event.Read More >
The Independence School District will celebrate its 10th annual Project Shine volunteer event on Saturday, June 24, from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m.
This year, volunteers from Independence businesses, churches and civic organizations will clean, paint and beautify five ISD schools: Benton Elementary, Santa Fe Trail Elementary, Spring Branch Elementary, Sycamore Hills Elementary and Nowlin Middle School.Read More >
The Reading Rocket is an early literacy mobile unit that serves children within the Mid-Continent Public Library district that have limited access to early literacy resources due to transportation or economic challenges.Read More >
The next LINC Chess tournament will be Saturday, Mar. 11 at Fire Prairie Upper Elementary School in the Fort Osage School District. Pre-registration is now open!Read More >
We are happy to share this year's LINC in Photos -- a visual representation of LINC's impact and presence in the community.Read More >