Welcome New CEO Earl Phalen

Welcome Earl Martin Phalen, new CEO Nationally recognized leader in education eager to enrich youth and adult academic opportunities in Kansas City  KANSAS CITY, Mo. (January 27, 2022) — KC Scholars announced today that Earl Martin Phalen, will join KC Scholars as the new president and CEO. Phalen, a national leader in non-profit and education…

Welcome Director of Programs

Announcing Director of Programs KC Scholars is pleased to announce that Dr. Samantha DeVilbiss will join the team on August 16, 2021, as our Director of Programs. Samantha is excited to join KC Scholars, and her background and experiences will benefit KC Scholars as we move to the next level. Samantha holds a Doctor of Education in Educational Studies…

Newsletter – KCBJ Article

A Bridge To A New FutureA Bridge To A New Future By Nicole Dolan  –  Staff Writer, Kansas City Business Journal Jul 15, 2021, 7:14pm EDT   Amanda Malone was in high school English class when she learned about KC Scholars. It was one of the first times she felt the future she dreamed of was attainable. KC Scholars…

Welcome Jeff Simon

Jeff Simon Elected to KC Scholars Board of Directors Welcome Jeff SimonKC Scholars is excited to announce the election of Jeff Simon to the board of directors, starting a three-year term on July 1, 2021. Jeff Simon is the Office Managing Partner at Husch Blackwell in Kansas City. Jeff is a known and respected leader…

Key Findings – Adult Learners

Key Findings/Action Steps – Adult Learners Key Findings and 13 Actionable Steps to Improve Experiences for Adult LearnersThe Urban Education Research Center (UMKC) and CAEL (Council for Adult and Experiential Learning), in partnership with KC Scholars and with funding support by The DeBruce Foundation, recently released a report and practice guide. The guide contains  actionable…

Donor Reflection

Donor Reflection A Donor Reflection on Why They Support KC ScholarsWe are thrilled to participate in KC Scholars. Mr. Kauffman would be thrilled to see how his generous legacy to our city is being spent for the benefit of needy students, as he envisioned many years ago. Many lives are being highly impacted for the…