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The United Way leads the “People” portion of the Choice Neighborhoods Initiative utilizing key operational partnerships with a variety of community-based organizations that serve immigrants, career seekers, medically uninsured and uninsured and families. The People team is focused on providing a range of human services that focus on education, economic opportunities and health outcomes that works out of the The 555 Olive Center. The core focus is to support and promote self-sufficiency for the 150 Target Households (former Chouteau Courts Residents) as well as the residents of the Paseo Gateway with a key focus on positive outcomes in Education, Health and Employment. The United Way of Greater Kansas City Choice Neighborhood office is based out of the 555 Olive Center.

Employment and Economic Services

Intensive, strengths-based case management with career planning and wrap-around supportive services before and after relocation.

Access to job training for in-demand industries, career credentialing classes, and post-secondary education.

Access to digital learning in onsite and community-based computer labs •Bi-lingual case management

Access to platforms and programs that support asset-building and long-term financial stability (family self-sufficiency program, IDA program, FOC resources)

Eviction prevention and emergency assistance funds

Education and Health

School-age children attending high quality schools

Pre-school age children engage in quality early learning

High quality after-school and summertime programs

Providing tools to promote at grade-level high performance

Additional support: Pre-K free book program; college savings program; summer youth employment opportunities