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We are in transition, KC.

We are in transition, KC.

We are in transition, KC.

In October, 2021 our operating organization – KC Social Innovation Center – will close its doors for good. Unfortunately, this has a direct impact on Hire KC. And while KCSIC winds up its operations, the leadership is working to “re-home” Hire KC and its program in order to provide continuity of opportunities for youth in

Meet the Working For Youth Employers

Hire KC – powered by KC Social Innovation Center – has joined forces with KC Common Good to bring paid opportunities to youth on Kansas City’s historic east side this summer through the Working for Youth initiative.   Hire KC aims to put 250 youth ages 14-18 into 8-week internships designated for zip codes where these

The Importance of Internships

The team at Hire KC asked community leaders, educators and current interns why they believe that internships are a valuable step in a career path. Here is what they had to say: Crystal Everett KCPS Real World Learning Coordinator “Internships provide an opportunity for students to continue to think about the life they would like

Save the Date: Virtual Hiring Fair

The Annual Hire KC Hiring Fair will be presented virtually on Friday, April 9, 2021, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. While it is sometimes a struggle to find work as a high school or college student, or recent graduate, it has become even more so because of the COVID-19 pandemic. This year, the Hire

Let’s ReThink education – and Youth will lead the way

In 2018, Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation launched the Rethink ED conference to bring together all the stakeholders in education – business leaders, educators, parents, community leaders, high school students, and national experts – to help rethink education, by collaboratively creating tools, resources, and knowledge to better support communities that empower the makers, doers, and dreamers in our communities

ICYMI – Intern Town Hall with Mayor Q

On Wednesday, September 16th, 2020, Hire KC hosted a virtual town hall to pass the mic to Kansas City’s intern community, and to discuss with Mayor Quinton Lucas how and why we should prioritize internship opportunities in an age of disruption and chaos. In case you missed it – here is the 2-minute recap, or

New Client Connected Projects For High Schoolers

Hire KC launched 17 unique community- and client-connected projects specifically for high school students to earn and learn as they head back to school this fall. Check out this line-up of engaging, interest-driven client projects for high school students: 2020 Graduates Design Mural with Travis Stewart Arts A Day in the Life with the KC


What will Hire KC look like this summer? Virtual paid summer internships and work-ready skill-builders to help youth earn and learn Kansas City Mayor Quinton Lucas is moving forward with the City’s signature youth internship program, Hire KC, transitioning dozens of internships into virtual experiences in an effort to give some relief and recovery to