Impact

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KC LRNG

Connecting youth to in-person and online learning experiences provided by partners nationally and locally, deploying technology and programs to our most underserved neighborhoods and raising the quality and accessibility of learning programs.

SensED

Project-based, STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) education program for middle and high school students, designed to highlight and provide real-world experiences in the emerging application of the Internet of Things.

VilCap

A Village Capital pioneer fund and sector-specific accelerator program to invest in early-stage education entrepreneurs to champion new education technologies, learning sciences, next generation learning programs and curricular models.

About Us

We are a sandbox of technology, community, investment, education and business networks – all coming together to explore and catalyze solutions to bring growth, prosperity and inclusion to Kansas City.

KCSIC creates a community laboratory for the deliberate interventions and strategies designed to inspire and advance innovations in education, learning and workforce development.

KCSIC focuses on learning as a way to create and deliver social impact. We champion education innovation in digital cities, and catalyze the creation of new education technologies, learning sciences, and next generation models to empower a 21st century workforce and ignite lifelong learning with the imperative that all youth have the opportunity to succeed.

Impact Agents

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Kari Keefe

Kari is the co-founder, Executive Director and chief wrangler at KCSIC.
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Herb Sih

Herb is the co-founder, member of the board and advisor for KCSIC.
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Nick Dorn

Nick is a program coordinator and leads KCSIC’s LRNG KC program.

growth. prosperity. inclusion.

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