Two students from Woodland Early Learning Community School joined (from left) United Way President and CEO Brent Stewart, Kansas City Public Schools Superintendent Stephen Green and BMO Harris Bank President Brad Smith in cutting the ribbon at United Way’s new Born Learning Trail. See more photos from the event here.

Innovative Born Learning Trail and
Success By 6 Center open at Woodland

Learning begins at birth, and the families and neighbors at Woodland Early Learning Community School now have two unique new resources to help their children from birth to age 6 enjoy invaluable education experiences. United Way partnered with the Kansas City Public Schools to create the outdoor learning trail, and with BMO Harris Bank, who provided funding for the Success By 6 Resource Center inside the school. BMO Harris also will provide the funding to create five more Born Learning Trails throughout the metro area this year.



Recognizing Those Who Do So Much for Our Community

Attorney Michael Hockley (right) received United Way’s Adele Hall Spirit of Caring Award at our annual meeting on March 5, and Burns and McDonnell received the Corporate Pinnacle Award. The awards recognize an individual and a company who exemplify the dedication and generosity of those who support the mission of United Way in our community. New board members and board officers also were elected at the meeting, and Ian Wood of McCownGordon Construction was the lucky winner of a 2014 Dyna-Wide Glide motorcycle donated by Harley-Davidson. Read all the details here.


Circle of Caring

United Way of Greater Kansas City is grateful to the wide spectrum of companies, non-profit agencies, schools and others who all come together to support our work by their exemplary efforts in Giving, Advocating and Volunteering.
See all of our Circle of Caring Companies here.