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Accelerating Future-Ready

Hire KC is part of the AccelerateKC pipeline – KC Social Innovation Center’s workforce continuum for real-world work and career-connected learning.

We bridge the gap between our region’s talent and industry by working with employers to provide quality real-world experiences for students and engaging schools and education systems where they are.

Our suite of programs provide various opportunities for young people to gain skill development through exploration and enrichment, industry-led projects, and paid summer internships. 

It begins with early internship-style engagements to accelerate essential skill-building for 13- to 15-year olds, and moves up through a thoughtfully designed sequence of advancing in- and out-of-school experiences for high school students, college students, and young adults. 

Our flexible interval-based experiences help to mitigate youth disconnection and accelerate internship readiness for all youth. 

Our approach is community-driven and connects mission-aligned and like-minded organizations to advance and scale key concepts such as market value assets, real-world learning and race, equity and inclusion based on collective program efficacy and regional data.

Learn more about AccelerateKC, or get started now and register below.