Ending student homelessness in the Center School District

The mission of the Impact Center Schools program is to end student homelessness

in the Center School District within four years.

Have you ever wondered - 

  • What it's like to go to school and try to concentrate on math when you’re not sure where home will be tonight?
  • What it's like to move from school to school because your family is constantly looking for a place to live?

You might not think of these as problems faced by students in the Center School District, but the fact is that there are about 300 students at any point in time for whom these questions are a daily reality.

The reasons for student homelessness (living in insecure housing) are many and varied but they usually revolve around families that don’t have the resources to bounce back from the ups and downs of life. Once families fall into the abyss of homelessness the challenges of lost jobs, past due bills, and evictions make it difficult to recover.

Our Center Education Foundation Board of Directors, mostly Center alumni, have committed to help end homelessness for Center students by supporting a community based program called Impact Center Schools. This program works individually with our families who don't have stable housing to help them overcome barriers to successfully finding and staying in permanent housing to end their merry-go-round of instability.

Thanks to the generosity of our alumni and community, we have been able to hire a full-time Case Manager who is working with directly with approximately 30 families. Several are nearing success by moving in the new housing! We need to continue our support to enable this program to continue to make progress towards the goal of ending student homelessness in the Center School District!

Thank you for your support!


Learn more about the program

1221 W 103rd St

Suite 164

Kansas City MO 64114

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