Non Profit Donations in Kansas City

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Interested in becoming an advocate, donor, or supporter of KCTR?

The Kansas City Teacher Residency (KCTR) believes that the Residency Model is an effective method of preparing teachers to be highly effective in the classroom.

From the application process, to onboarding, to the Residency, our model is purposefully rigorous to prepare teachers for the intensity of the teaching profession.

Throughout the year we offer different opportunities for education advocates, community leaders, and public donors to get a glimpse at the work that we do. If you are interested in educational equity and non-profit donations in Kansas City, you’ve come to the right place. See the upcoming opportunities that we have coming up below.




By donating to KCTR, you are supporting future teachers for our Kansas City kids. Your donations help us provide textbooks, coaching, and emergency funds for our teachers. Whether you can give $5, $50, or $5,000, your contributions help pave the way for a more equitable education for tomorrow’s students.

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Mentor a Resident

High quality Mentor Teachers are a cornerstone to Residents’ success. The Mentor Teacher role provides a unique professional development opportunity for excellent, experienced teachers to support, coach, and model best practices for a resident. Far beyond a typical cooperating teacher role, the re-envisioned mentor role is a professional opportunity that not only aids in teacher retention, but also improves instructional practice.

As a Mentor Teacher you will:

  • Make an impact on the development and growth of future teachers in Kansas City
  • Receive a stipend
  • Receive continuous professional development and coaching, including direct coaching and feedback on the support and coaching of your Resident

To be eligible, Mentor Teachers must:

  • Have taught at the host school for two or more years with a minimum of three years teaching experience
  • Be certified in the grade level/content being taught
  • Be committed to hosting a Resident for an entire year
  • Be endorsed by your building leadership to apply to be a Mentor Teacher
  • Participate in summer and quarterly professional development sessions

If you are interested in being a Mentor complete your application today!

Apply to be a Mentor Teacher

School Partnership Opportunities

Are you a school leader looking for a diverse pipeline of new teachers for your school? KCTR prepares teachers to be invested in the communities they serve and to be within the education field for the long haul. Our teachers come to the classroom and stay in the classroom. If you are a Public Title 1 school within Kansas City and are interested in learning more about our partnership model, send us a message! We are always looking for school partners who are dedicated to student success.

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Learn More about KCTR

Throughout the year, we hold various panel discussions and events for people interested in learning more about what we do. Check out the events below for upcoming events and videos from previous events!


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