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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.


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.


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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KC’s Summer Youth Employment Gets Digital

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Kansas City Wins Nationwide Contest to Become Next LRNG City

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