As a public, urban university, one of our most important goals is to benefit the Kansas City community. Our relationships with schools and organizations across the Metro promote cultures of collaboration, diversity and academic excellence in the UMKC community and beyond.

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Edgar L. and Rheta A. Berkley Child and Family Development Center

This state-of-the-art program serves as a learning laboratory for early childhood students. The center enrolls children of UMKC faculty, staff and students, as well as children from the greater Kansas City community.

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Community Counseling and Assessment Services

Available to both the UMKC and external communities, Community Counseling and Assessment Services offers an array of psychological and educational resources at an affordable cost. Services include counseling for individuals and groups, assessment of learning and mood disorders, assistance for refugees and immigrants, and more.

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Charter School Center

Our network of charter schools empowers young people to achieve their full potential and become better citizens of the world. Together, UMKC charter schools aim to close the educational achievement gap, regardless of race, financial situation, ability or location.

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Urban Education Research Center

Educators across the country benefit from the findings of the Urban Education Research Center, which collects data to improve the lives and opportunities of urban youth. Our faculty use cutting-edge analysis to find new solutions for students, teachers, administrators and communities.

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Regional Professional Development Center

This consulting team supports PK-12 teachers and administrators in addressing some of the most challenging issues in education. The center provides resources on leadership, special education, English language learning, behavior support and more.

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Institute for Urban Education

The first undergraduate program of its kind in the United States, the Institute for Urban Education prepares teachers for success in urban classrooms by introducing issues of social justice and multicultural learning.

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