Investments

SchoolSmartKC believes in the future of our schools.

We focus our energy and financial support to develop, expand, and fortify schools and programs that demonstrate tangible improvement within the Kansas City Public School district boundaries.

Our investments focus on where we can most reduce obstacles for kids, and since 2017 our investments have directly impacted over 7,500 students through grants helping their schools. We are also proud to have supported all our schools through the challenges of Covid, where students received close to 3,500 emergency devices and internet hotspots through SSKC support the early stages of the pandemic.

COVID-19 Education Relief Fund

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Kansas City Public Schools

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Talent Development

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Show Me KC Schools

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Profile in Leadership: Nicole Walker
Profile in Leadership: Nicole Walker
Nicole C. Walker Coordinator of Student Programs for 20/20 Leadership   I, Nicole C. Taylor-Walker, am a ...
Profile in Leadership: Cesar Cea
Profile in Leadership: Cesar Cea
Cesar Cea Founder, Nueva LLC Chair of Facilities Committee, Frontier Schools   Born in El Salvador, youngest ...
Profile in Leadership: Wadandra McBride
Profile in Leadership: Wadandra McBride
Wadandra L. Lenox-McBride Kansas City Engagement Advocacy Roundtable (KC EAR), Chairperson   Wadandra has ...
Profile in Leadership: Tracy Johnson
Profile in Leadership: Tracy Johnson
Tracy Johnson Family Advocate Richardson Early Childhood Center   Tracy Johnson has worked for the Kansas City ...
KCPS Special Education Inclusion Model
KCPS Special Education Inclusion Model
As part of our mission of closing the achievement gap, SchoolSmartKC has dedicated over $700,000 to support Kansas City Public Schools in developing a new Special Education Inclusion Model.
Profile in Leadership: Anne Miller
Profile in Leadership: Anne Miller
Anne Miller Principal, EdStrategies Consulting Anne Miller is passionate about improving educational ...
School Board Member Training Initiative
School Board Member Training Initiative
As part of our commitment to building strong governance systems, SchoolSmartKC has invested in the production of a comprehensive training program, made available to all school board members.
The Transition Academy
The Transition Academy
SchoolSmartKC is proud to have provided financial support to The Transition Academy, a local non-profit organization that seeks to build structures and improve next-destination success outcomes for students of color with disabilities or additional needs.
The Pre-K Cooperative
The Pre-K Cooperative
The KC Pre-K Cooperative is an innovative partnership between early childhood education centers and K-12 public schools that works to improve Kindergarten readiness through ensuring equitable access to high-quality pre-K.
KC Schools Technology And Connectivity Access Fund
KC Schools Technology And Connectivity Access Fund
KC Schools Technology And Connectivity Access Fund The events of 2020 were challenging, and impacted no industry ...
Crossroads Charter Schools of Kansas City
Crossroads Charter Schools of Kansas City
Over a three year period, SchoolSmartKC granted Crossroads Charter Schools with $1,320,000 to support the creation of its Quality Hill middle school, and for the initial design of Crossroads High School.
Académie Lafayette
Académie Lafayette
Académie Lafayette is a French-immersion charter school empowering Kansas City kids to be academically excellent, globally responsible, and participate actively in the world community.