KC Scholars launched in September 2016 and in less than three years, has experienced widespread community engagement and rapid scaling. We now have over 3,000 Scholars. Near 500 were in college in 2018-19 and near 1,200 will be in college in 2019-20. KC Scholars is on the path to near 10,000 Scholars by 2022 and is projected to grow to as many as 20,000 by 2027.
Given the growth and early impressive results, the leadership and board have strategically examined capacity necessary to thrive today and to position KC Scholars to seize mission-aligned opportunities that arise in the future. This strategic action allows us to honor our responsibility to our many stakeholders – first among them, our Scholars. The urgent opportunity on the horizon is to build out our Alumni and Workforce Engagement capacity. The goal of KC Scholars is to achieve a 75% college completion rate and connect our Scholars to the regional workforce so that they select to live, work, and contribute here.
Due to this growth and the emerging opportunities that come with it, KC Scholars is excited to announce a strategic organizational restructure that allows us to thrive now, continue our strong Scholar-centric approach, and meet our future with confidence and preparation.
Included in the organizational restructure are two new management-level opportunities with KC Scholars:
Adding these positions aligns our mission, strategy, and capacity. Please nominate individuals that you believe would excel in these roles and thank you in advance for sharing these opportunities with your networks.