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Kansas City Nonprofit Rallies for Welfare Assistance in Community Schools

05/02/11

This Associated Press article features how a Missouri community school is addressing both education and the welfare of students and families. In areas of devastating poverty in Kansas City, the Local Investment Commission (LINC), a non-profit organization which offers after-school care, is leading the effort to host a welfare assistance officer at a local elementary school. LINC believes that combining education and social support and the community school strategy is the vehicle to lifting communities.

LINC has traditionally helped welfare recipients get training and work experience as well as address employment barriers. Advocating the effectiveness of community school strategy, LINC believes that combining education and social work services to the answer to lifting communities. Brent Schondelmeyer, Communications Director at LINC, asserts, "The whole idea is if you can create stable families who stay connected to schools, then they will commit to neighborhoods and then you create stable neighborhoods."

Read the full article here.

Learn more about the history of LINC here.


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