Hallmark’s Gift of Generosity AND Safety

Hallmark’s Gift of Generosity AND Safety

“When you care enough to send the very best.”  Hallmark’s signature phrase rang truer than ever for United Inner City Services (UICS) through a special delivery on Monday, December 6, 2020.  Hallmark Cards, Inc. delivered 300 face shields to UICS-Metro...
Dog Days of Learning at UICS-Metro Center

Dog Days of Learning at UICS-Metro Center

Dogs aren’t only a man’s best friend… They are also best friends to pre-K students at United Inner City Services (UICS)! The Animators classroom at UICS-Metro Center includes animal enthusiasts who recently expressed interest in exploring the lives of household pets....
Snow Much FUN at UICS

Snow Much FUN at UICS

Jingle bells, jingle bells, jingle all the way. Oh what fun it is to… join United Inner City Services (UICS) friends, families, and staff for a virtual holiday gathering! That’s exactly what students, families, and employees did on December 18, 2020 to celebrate UICS’...
New Opportunity to Build Bridges: Northland Expansion

New Opportunity to Build Bridges: Northland Expansion

During the last several months, most of us have seen or heard a child on the other end of a Zoom session. Many parents and caregivers have gained new “office assistants” this year as they work from home: their children.  In the midst of the COVID-19 crisis, parents...
In Appreciation of Teachers

In Appreciation of Teachers

Think about your favorite teacher(s).  What made them your favorite? Do you have a fun memory of them that makes you smile? How did they make your least favorite subject enjoyable (or at least tolerable)?  What dreams did they inspire you to chase with full force?  At...
UICS: Where Diversity is Our ‘Normal’

UICS: Where Diversity is Our ‘Normal’

Super heroes don’t always wear capes and fly through the air.  Some of them wear glasses, utilize service animals, and use wheelchairs.  United Inner City Services (UICS) happens to have many superheroes in all of our centers. We call them teachers.  One of those...
FALL-ing into FUN at UICS

FALL-ing into FUN at UICS

One look out the window makes one thing perfectly clear in Kansas City: fall has arrived.  During a year of uncertainty and unrest, the familiarity of the trees changing colors and pumpkin decor provides comfort and consistency for many. A sense of normalcy in the...
UICS Celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month

UICS Celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month

“Delicioso!” rang through the UICS-St. Mark Center theatre as students learned a new word in Spanish and enthusiastically enjoyed Sopapilla Cheesecake (yes, it is as delicious as it sounds) to celebrate National Hispanic Heritage Month. National Hispanic Heritage...
Tiny Tuesdays: Music to Our (Little) Ears!

Tiny Tuesdays: Music to Our (Little) Ears!

Beethoven’s 9th. Mozart’s Requiem. Baby Shark?  Baby Shark, a trending children’s song, might seem like a strange musical selection for the Kansas City Symphony to play in concert. But when your audience of little learners makes a special request, you play Baby...