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...
Caterpillar Days of Spring

Caterpillar Days of Spring

Flowers are blooming. The days feel longer. Spring is here! In tandem with new life emerging and a sense of renewal that the spring season brings, little learners at UICS have been active in exploring the natural world around them. This includes creatures they find on...
Pennies in Pre-K: Financial Literacy from the Start

Pennies in Pre-K: Financial Literacy from the Start

Recently, three of our United Inner City Services (UICS) classrooms were visited via Zoom, for a “Break with a Banker”. UICS used this interaction to counterbalance gender stereotypes in classroom lessons and reinforce the fact that  people of all gender identities do...