INDIVIDUAL IMPACT STORIES

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…

UCM Announces the Opportunity Scholarship for KC Scholars

UCM Announces the Opportunity Scholarship for KC Scholars The University of Central Missouri recently announced a new Opportunity Scholarship for KC Scholars which will begin Fall 2021. To aid in KC Scholars’ persistence and completion of college and help ensure that they are not taking on student loan debt, UCM is providing additional financial support…

Newsletter Feature – AL Jenaya Robbs

ADULT LEARNER JENAYA ROBBS One down, 2-3 to go‼️ Eleven years ago, I started school at KU, excited for the journey ahead. Almost immediately after beginning my freshman year, my life was in shambles and I was forced to withdraw by that December. I returned to KU a total of three times and each time,…

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…

Connecting Scholars to the Regional Workforce

Connecting Scholars to the Regional Workforce KC Scholars Makes a Game-on Commitment to Connecting Scholars to the Regional Workforce Intentional Focus and New Appointment Speaks to Commitment  (Oct 12, 2020) – KC Scholars is reaching for their ultimate goal to connect their Scholars to regional workforce opportunities and that decisive game-on goal is 80% of…

Welcome Director of Workforce and Alumni Engagement

Announcing Inaugural Director of Workforce & Alumni Engagement We are pleased to announce that KC Scholars has hired its inaugural Director of Workforce and Alumni Engagement, Sharmelle Winsett. Sharmelle will start her role with KC Scholars on November 2, 2020. Sharmelle brings 20+ years of professional and entrepreneurial experience with expertise in business and brand…