Support received this Giving Tuesday was the largest yet! Gifts are applied to a Kansas City classroom and support 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. Giving Tuesday donations will directly fund the Teacher Resident and Mentor Teacher who work with our highest-need communities in Kansas City. We are incredibly grateful to our donors! Thank you!

Have a post-#GivingTuesday gift to donate to KCTR?

Donations are accepted year round through various channels. To give online, please visit our PayPal Giving Fund. Donations through PayPal Giving Fund are exempt from fees, so all of the gift goes entirely to to funding our programming. For others ways to give, please reach out to Charles King at or to Brittney McGinley at

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

Donate School Supplies

This time of year, school supplies are depleting and need replenishing. You can donate school supplies to KCTR and we will deliver to the classrooms that need them the most. Deliver or drop-off school supplies to KCTR:

 415 Delaware Street, Ste 2W, Kansas City, MO 64105

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Coming Soon: Most Needed School Supplies List

Volunteer in a Classroom

Teachers are always in need of additional support from a caring individuals in the classroom, and new teachers are no different! Give your time this Giving Tuesday in a high-needs classroom in Kansas City. KCTR partners with over 30 schools with over 160 teachers. Use the form below to submit your interest, and KCTR will connect you with a teacher who could use your help in the classroom.

For a list of the 16 charter schools and districts in the Kansas City area that partner with KCTR, visit our Partners page.

With Kansas City Teacher Residency

Graduates of KCTR have gone on to impact the lives of roughly more than 1,500 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.