LNESC Kansas City

The Kansas City metro population consists of approximately 2.1 million people, with a minority population of about mostly Black and Hispanic. 28% of the entire regional population is represented by youth. KC boasts being the home of barbecue, having the most barbecue restaurants (per capita) in the nation, as well as known for producing some of the best jazz music in the country.
Kansas City Center

Developing Lifelong Learners

LNESC Kansas City has served mid-western states since 1977, primarily serving urban core at-risk students in Kansas and Missouri. LNESC KC is dedicated to helping young adults and their families plan for, gain admission to, and finance a post-high school education regardless of race, ethnicity, gender or immigration status. LNESC KC is inclusive for all students, with former staff and alumni of LNESC Kansas becoming local and national leaders.

Main Office

148 N. Topping Avenue
Kansas City, MO 64123
(816) 581-5683

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Upward Bound

A FREE, federally funded TRiO program providing fundamental support to participants in their preparation for college entrance. It provides opportunities for students to succeed in their precollege performance and ultimately in their higher education pursuits.

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Pathways to Uplift and Empower through Novel Technology and Education Services: Targets Latino families, specifically those that have language and cultural barriers that present an obstacle to understanding technology and how to utilize its benefits.

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Hispanic Leadership Opportunity Program

Cultivating and inspiring future Latino leaders by bringing students together with local business, political, and community leaders to discuss challenges facing their community.

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Technology Center Computer Lab

The LNESC KC Technology Center has recently been updated from desktop computers to laptop computers. The technology center is open to the public Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. or by appointment.

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College Coaching Program

The program is designed to be delivered on a one-on-one basis with each participant and his/her family by appointment with the Center Director – Dr. Michael Macias. You can contact us to set an appointment.

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Dr. Mike Macias, Director

Dr. Mike Macias

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Monica McCoy Upward Bound Program Coordinator

Monika McCoy
Upward Bound Program Coordinator

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Sharon KoUpward Bound Program Assistant

Sharon Ko
Upward Bound Program Assistant

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