Kansas City Black History 2019

LINC along with its partners the Kansas City Public Library and the Black Archives of Mid-America is again pleased to produce and share its annual Black History educational poster set and booklets. During the civil rights movement of the 1950s and ’60s, African Americans in Kansas City fought with others across the country for full political, social, and economic rights. Empowered by political groups such as Freedom, Inc., local black activists championed legislation for public accommodations and fair housing and demanded equal education and employment.

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LINC in Photos 2018

We are happy to share LINC in Photos 2018 -- a visual representation of LINC's impact and presence in the community. We look back on the year with pride in the accomplishments of our community and gratitude for the opportunity to be a part of the work. We wish you all the best for the year ahead. Happy holidays!

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LINC sites to join national afterschool celebration

LINC Caring Communities Before & After School programs will hold celebrations including science fairs, reading activities, and potluck dinners as part of Lights On Afterschool, a nationwide rally for afterschool programs that is expected to see more than 1 million Americans attend more than 8,000 events this year.

See the growing list of LINC Lights On events here, and contact your LINC site coordinator about getting involved.

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LINC recognizes our Site Coordinators

LINC staff came together to celebrate the importance and achievements of our Site Coordinators. A special luncheon event was held at Southeast Community Center in Kansas City, MO. The event was also an opportunity for coordinators to visit with new staff and share experiences about their work.

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Homefest KC festival to support ending student homelessness, Sept. 30

Colonial Presbyterian Church will host Homefest KC, a free, block party-like event, sponsored by Crossfirst Bank, on Sunday, Sept. 30, 12:30–2:30 p.m., in support of ending student homelessness in the Center School District.

Homefest KC is a family-friendly community event with free food, KC Wolf, Team Xtreme International, bounce houses, balloon animals, face painting, and more.

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Checkmate: Fort Osage plays chess district-wide

The LINC Chess program is expanding to include all five of the Fort Osage School District elementary schools this school year.

Fort Osage may be the only school district in the state where chess is available to all elementary school students. The program is taught either before or after the regular school day.

The five elementary schools are Blue Hills, Buckner, Cler-Mont, Elm Grove and Indian Trails. 

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LINC Partner School Districts Hold Back to School Events

LINC’s partnering school districts are getting students, faculty and the community geared up to go back to school.

At Kansas City Public Schools’ Summerfest over 5,000 families came to pick up school supplies, get immunized, and get ready for school.

Many school districts held convocations for school personnel. The day-long activities typically include presentations and professional development opportunities.

LINC was recognized at the Hickman Mills School District’s convocation with the Community Partner of the Year award. The event included a personal video from Hickman Mills School Supt. Yolanda Cargile encouraging students to follow their dreams.

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Kids Win Missouri and LINC to host listening session on children's issues

Kids Win Missouri and LINC will host a listening session to gather feedback on child well-being issues impacting our community on Aug. 20th at 3 pm at the Kauffman Foundation.

At the event, Kids Win Missouri will review actions impacting children and families during the recently concluded state legislative session. 

In addition, to help it more effectively advocate in Jefferson City, Kids Win Missouri is eager to collect feedback from community leaders, like you, who work with families and children every day.

The public is invited. Registration for the event is encouraged.

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