who we are
KC Social Innovation Center (KCSIC) was launched in early 2016 to be an agile and adaptable future-ready innovator, coordinating regional initiatives around career-connected and real-world learning, acting as a regional hub for youth engagement and real-world experiences.
We manage a portfolio of youth powered programs that use real-world experiences and innovation to create social and economic impacts for Kansas City communities.
We believe the most important and sustainable path to economic and social mobility is education and learning. We believe education must be accessible and equitable to all, and that early exposure to industry-informed learning pathways are what connect people to jobs. We believe the future of work and workforce programs rely on digital equity and a capacity to prepare our youth successfully for the jobs of tomorrow.