At UICS, we believe joy is intentional.

At UICS, we believe joy is intentional.

Arrowhead Stadium’s Tower Club East was filled with boundless joy on October 28. We safely championed futures, elevated support, and shared a wonderful surprise at the annual Little Learners Luncheon! The event displayed a student art gallery viewing (view it HERE)...
Puppets, Theater, and Handling Big Feelings

Puppets, Theater, and Handling Big Feelings

An old friend is bringing a new program to our centers! Alex Espy, the Mesner Puppet Theater’s Education Director, was the UICS-St. Mark Center Arts Coordinator for four years. The puppets Alex helped former little learners create still greet current students as they...
6 ways you can support a new UICS school year!

6 ways you can support a new UICS school year!

What if a Facebook post could help open a new classroom? Or if an Amazon purchase could change a little learner’s future? Join us by supporting students in a brand-new school year at United Inner City Services’ three locations!  Here are six ways you can support UICS...
Meet UICS-North Center’s new director: Tina Pike

Meet UICS-North Center’s new director: Tina Pike

“Children. That is the one word answer. Children deserve the best education we can provide them. It’s that simple.” This was the new center director at UICS-North Center, Tina Pike’s response to the question, “What makes you passionate about this work?” Tina joins the...

UICS 2021 Graduation Gallery

Our mission culminates when Kansas City’s littlest learners can take the confidence  and tools they need for success out into the world. On May 26, 27, and 28 all three UICS centers held drive-through graduations for 99 students moving on to kindergarten. Families...
Let’s Talk About Juneteenth

Let’s Talk About Juneteenth

When Adriana Fields, a community participant in our May Race & Equity Community Conversation, was growing up in the 1990s, she revealed on Zoom she didn’t learn about Juneteenth in school. In fact, many on the call said they never learned about Juneteenth in...