Support received during last year’s Giving Tuesday totaled $1,035.50 — our greatest Giving Tuesday yet! Gifts were applied to Kansas City classrooms and supported not only student learning, but the learning of future teachers. Kansas City Teacher Residency pairs Teacher Residents with a Mentor Teacher four days a week for a full academic year. None of our work would be possible without our generous donors who believe in and fund our mission. We are incredibly grateful to our donors! Thank you!

About Giving Tuesday 2019

Coming up on December 3rd is Giving Tuesday 2019. If your organization or firm is interested in partnering with KCTR for a Corporate Matching Gift, please reach out to Brittney McGinley at or click here for more information.

Donation Impact

Mentor Teacher Stipend

Mentor Teachers receive a $3,000 stipend during the Residency Year

Teacher Resident Living Stipend

$25,000 living stipend for the Residency Year


Coaching takes place one a week with Resident Teachers, Mentors, and KCTR Coaches


Teacher Residents impact classrooms directly while learning from a Mentor Teacher

Professional Development

Professional learning opportunities throughout the Residency Year and beyond

Job Placement Support

Job placement support in a KCTR partner school following the Residency Year

Other Ways to Give

Amazon Smile

Did you know that when you shop AmazonSmile, Amazon donates .05% of your purchase to a nonprofit organization of your choice? Shop AmazonSmile and choose KCTR! There’s no easier way to give back!

Corporate Matching Gift

Does your organization want to make a difference in the lives of children? Partner with KCTR for this year’s Giving Tuesday! KCTR is now accepting commitments for Corporate Matching Gifts up to $5K.

With Kansas City Teacher Residency

Graduates of KCTR have gone on to impact the lives of roughly more than 11,000 students in Kansas City.

About Kansas City Teacher Residency

Kansas City Teacher Residency (KCTR) is a non-profit organization founded in 2015 to recruit, prepare, develop, place, and retain mission-oriented individuals who want to make a deep commitment to working in high need urban schools in the Kansas City area. KCTR accomplishes this goal through a rich curriculum and the support of a coach and mentor. Residents are college graduates invited to train with a mentor, receive coaching, and participate in a Master of Urban Education coursework through Park University. In addition, residents receive a living stipend and additional benefits of being an AmeriCorps member through participation in our program. During the residency year, participants earn credit toward their master’s degree and teach for a full academic year in a mentor’s classroom. At the end of the residency year, residents become certified teachers in the State of Missouri. Graduating the program, residents agree to teach in Kansas City high-needs schools for three additional years.

Learn More About KCTR

If you’re passionate about setting a higher standard for urban education, whether through applying, partnering or donating, please contact KCTR today at (816) 298-5660.