This section of the blog has been created in response to a suggestion at the symposium. This is a place where artists, educators, parents, students, administrators and community organizers can contribute and find local resources. These may be sources of funding or other opportunities that will specifically help to creatively transform the educational experience in our city.
Please post your own ideas below and we will add them to this archive.
W. E. DuBois Learning Center: http://www.duboislc.org/ For the past 38 years, DLC has focused on youth leadership and development by providing supplemental educational tutorial services to second through twelfth grade youth in the core areas of math, communication arts, science, and computer technology. Last year 264 students were served in its tutoring program. The center also provides access to free information systems technology via the DLC Telehub.
The Muriel McBrien Kauufman Foundation: http://murielmcbrienkauffmanfoundation.org
The Foundation accepts written grant proposals from tax-exempt organizations that are classified under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code and that enhance the quality and accessibility of the arts in the greater Kansas City community.
The Greater Kansas City Writing Project: http://cas.umkc.edu/gkcwp/
Established in 1983, the Greater Kansas City Writing Project (GKCWP) is one of nearly 200 university-based National Writing Project sites. We are a K-College community of educators and lifelong learners working in conjunction with the University of Missouri-Kansas City. We seek to improve the teaching of writing and improve learning in our schools. We offer teaching and writing classes for teachers and young people in Kansas City and the surrounding area.
PREP-KC was founded in 2005 as Kansas City’s leading urban education intermediary. Its mission is to increase college-readiness and access to high-quality employment for the more than 60,000 mostly low-income students served by six of Kansas City’s bi-state urban school districts. PREP-KC provides investors with independent and timely data on the impact of their investment, a commitment to stewardship of their funds, and the opportunity to join together to focus resources on improving urban public education in the bi-state region.
Grant Makers in the Arts: http://www.giarts.org/arts-education