Success Stories

Kansas City, Kansas Public Schools (KCKPS) was recently awarded a $5,723,005 Head Start, Year 4 Continuation grant from the Department of Health and Human Services to provide universal access to quality early childhood services. These services will include a high-quality, comprehensive program using Creative Curriculum for Preschool. This curriculum...

Kansas City, Kansas Public Schools (KCKPS) was recently awarded a $5,623,080 Head Start, Year 3 Continuation grant from the Department of Health and Human Services to provide universal access to quality early childhood services. These services will include a high-quality, comprehensive program using Creative Curriculum for Preschool. This curriculum...

KidsTLC was recently awarded a $75,000 grant from the Sarli Family Foundation to support general agency operating funds. The agency is expanding its autism services program, implementing sustainability strategies to preserve our outpatient behavioral health care program, making advancements in our trauma informed care treatment philosophy, renovating...

Kansas City, Kansas Public Schools was recently awarded a $1,676,502 grant from Kansas Children's Cabinet and Trust Fund Early Childhood Block Grant to Project SPARK will implement services to meet the needs of at-risk early childhood children and families. Successful Partnerships to Assure Readiness for Kindergarten (Project SPARK) will...

YMCA of Greater Kansas City was recently awarded a $103,853 grant from the Greater Kansas City Community Foundation Early Learning Collaborative to supports general program operations of six of the Y’s Early Education centers serving income eligible children ages six weeks to five years. Program operating support will help...

Genesis Promise Academy recently received a grant for $171,640 from the Jackson County Community Mental Health Fund to support the counseling services at the school. Genesis counseling services emphasize both mental and behavioral health outcomes in order to strengthen academic progress.  The support provided by Jackson County Community Mental...

Developing Potential, Inc. was recently awarded a $74,318 grant from the Health Care Foundation of Greater Kansas City to support the Increase Access to Services program. The Increase Access to Services program supports the medical needs of adults with developmental disabilities at DPI’s three locations in Jackson County. Funding will support the registered nurse who provides oversight, direct support, training, and education for the 115 individuals receiving onsite services at DPI. She also supports the additional 35 people participating exclusively in offsite services.

YMCA of Greater Kansas City recently received a grant for $201,482 from the Kauffman Foundation to support for 1) academic-focused, out-of-school time programming in the Center School District, 2) a Behavioral Specialist position to increase organizational capacity to manage increasingly challenging behaviors among enrolled students, and 3) Evaluation supports. Youth...