Profile of Greater Kansas City Region
Recent data from the 2019 U.S. Census American Community Survey show a slight increase in overall levels of poverty between 2018 and 2019 in the Kansas City region. Many residents across communities in the region saw improved economic conditions. However, nearly 200,000 residents continue to have income below 100% of the federal poverty level. More than 1 in 4 residents (469,921 people) was low-income, or 200% of the federal poverty level in 2019. Race and ethnicity continue to be determining factors in household income. For more information, view our most recent fact sheet.
Children’s Coordinating Council
On behalf of the Johnson County Children’s Coordinating Council (CCC), UCS is pleased to invite you and your organization to end 2020 on a high note by attending the virtual December 10th quarterly meeting. Formed in 1995, the CCC’s mission is to improve the availability and delivery of health and human services through development of a comprehensive, interconnected service network to achieve better outcomes for Johnson County’s most vulnerable children and their families.
The virtual meeting, December 10th from 1:30-3 p.m., will begin with a presentation on UCS’ Racial, Equity and Inclusion Theory of Action work UCS hopes to begin in Johnson County. Then our keynote speaker will be Melissa Rooker, Executive Director of the Kansas Children’s Cabinet and Trust Fund and former Kansas state legislator. Ms. Rooker will present on the groundbreaking All in for Kansas Kids Strategic Plan (Plan), which addresses the findings of the 2019 Needs Assessment of the early childhood care and education workforce, facilities, and Pre-K services in Kansas, and ways we can see implementation and provide support to the Plan in Johnson County.
This is a virtual meeting, but our online platform has limited space and reservations are required. Click here and register to reserve your spot for the meeting today!
UCS Annual Meeting will be virtual this year!