Connections to Success
300 W Linwood Blvd.
Kansas City MO 64111-1329
Web and Phone Contact
Telephone (816) 561-5115
Fax 816- 561-5104
Mission Statement

Connections to Success (CtS) is a nonprofit organization that provides services in Missouri, Kansas and Illinois with the vision to be the leader in empowering individuals in their transformation to economic stability. This is accomplished through a mission of inspiring individuals to realize their dreams and achieve economic stability by providing hope, resources and a plan.


We work to achieve our mission by:
  • Providing a unique and holistic life transformation program offering diverse services that support the personal and professional development of our participants through life long engagement, including a comprehensive work readiness training.
  • Facilitating a support system around our participants for sustained individual success to break the cycle of poverty, incarceration and violence for themselves and their children.
The core values of Connections to Success are: Passion, Hope, Collaboration, Leadership, Compassion, Excellence and Inclusion.
Leadership
CEO/Executive Director Kathy Lambert
Board Chair Julie Cavenaile
Board Chair Company Affiliation Bayer
History and Background
Year of Incorporation 1998
Volunteer Opportunities
Ways to donate, support, or volunteer
Connections to Success (CtS) is always looking for volunteers to support our many programs. These opportunities include: Personal Shoppers in the clothing boutiques, sorting and organizing the boutiques, career coaching, mock interviews, administrative tasks, computer lab/IT assistance, and hosting/organizing fundraising events and/or suit drives. Volunteers can also choose to mentor CtS participants by providing ongoing support and encouragement to participants as they work toward and achieve life goals. Individuals with an eye for fashion can volunteer on our MOXI Traveling Boutique.  If networking and "friend-"raising is more your thing, use your skills and experience to contribute to our Resource Development or Tribute to Success Committees. 
Donations to any of our programs can be made by mail or through our website.
Financial Summary
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Statements
Mission Statement

Connections to Success (CtS) is a nonprofit organization that provides services in Missouri, Kansas and Illinois with the vision to be the leader in empowering individuals in their transformation to economic stability. This is accomplished through a mission of inspiring individuals to realize their dreams and achieve economic stability by providing hope, resources and a plan.


We work to achieve our mission by:
  • Providing a unique and holistic life transformation program offering diverse services that support the personal and professional development of our participants through life long engagement, including a comprehensive work readiness training.
  • Facilitating a support system around our participants for sustained individual success to break the cycle of poverty, incarceration and violence for themselves and their children.
The core values of Connections to Success are: Passion, Hope, Collaboration, Leadership, Compassion, Excellence and Inclusion.
Background Statement

Connections to Success is a Missouri nonprofit that provides a comprehensive network of holistic services and lifelong support to help people living in poverty become economically self-sufficient. CtS sculpts its unique evidence-based model of intervention, education, training and supports across Missouri, Kansas and Illinois to better address societal issues associated with poverty, addiction, homelessness, domestic violence and incarceration. Our model, with lifelong mentoring at its core, delivers evidence-based results and impacts all areas of a person’s life. Our services are free to participants.

 
Services offered by CtS include:
  1. Personal & Professional Development training class
  2. Life coaching
  3. Financial literacy
  4. Parenting and healthy relationships training
  5. Employment placement and retention assistance
  6. Transportation assistance for program-related activities.
  7. Mentoring
  8. Referrals to community agencies for various support services, i.e. housing, education, health, skills training, etc.
  9. Business clothing for job interviews
  10. Weekly CONNECT Groups for social interactions and instructional classes
  11. Monthly Professional Men's and Women's Groups focused on job retention and career development 
Impact Statement
Top Accomplishments from 2019:
  • Established a collaborative relationship with the Clay County Parenting Court to offer services to noncustodial parents through the CtS program.  Parenting Court serves as a diversion program, providing parents the opportunity to access CtS services in order to obtain employment and financially support their children, in lieu of being charged with a criminal offense.  To date, 100% of the parents that have participated in this program are now paying child support, paving the way for a brighter future for the next generation. 
  • Completed our first workforce development training at a local alternative high school for at-risk youth ages 16-18.
  • Approved as an "Eligible Training Provider" using our evidence based workforce development curriculum by the Missouri Workforce Development Board. 
  • Began providing our full workforce development training inside Missouri correctional institutions for adults nearing release.
  • Hosted a convening of state agencies including the Departments of Corrections, Social Services and Workforce Development to explore strategies to offer a "whole family model" of services supporting both parents and children together.

Goals for 2020:
  • Expand our CtS program model through increased partnerships and collaborations with other agencies throughout the region.
  • Continue successful implementation of projects with our existing partnerships with U.S. Dept. of Labor, Kansas Dept. for Children and Families, Missouri Dept. of Corrections, Missouri Dept. of Social Services, Clay County Parenting Court and others.
  • Lead a statewide initiative in creating a two-generational model supporting both parents and children together.
  • Expand our workforce development training to incarcerated adults at six additional Missouri correctional facilities.
  • Expand our youth workforce development training to at-risk youth at 3 additional alternative high schools.  
Needs Statement
    The top needs of the organization are as follows:
    • Continued funding through grants and donations to strengthen and expand our existing programs in employment skills training, education, transitional employment, fatherhood/motherhood and healthy relationships, life coaching, health and wellness and mentoring.
    • Increase in volunteers to assist with training, mock interviewing, administration, mentoring, financial literacy and personal shoppers for Dress for Success Kansas City and Moxi Traveling Boutique.
    • Upgrades to existing information technology including computers, printers and on-going volunteer IT support.
    • Donations of vehicles in good running condition to be awarded to participants upon achieving full time employment and lacking personal transportation.
    • Other reliable forms of transportation to assist in transporting our participants to and from our classes at our sites, job interviews and other critical appointments.
    Service Categories
    Human Services
    Job Training
    Rehabilitation Services for Offenders
    Areas of Service
    MO
    KS - Johnson County
    KS - Wyandotte County
    KS - Wyandotte County Urban Core
    MO - Clay County
    MO - Eastern Jackson Co
    MO - Jackson County
    MO - Jackson County Urban Core
    MO - Liberty
    MO - Platte County
    KS
    KS - Leavenworth County
    Geographic Area Served Narrative CtS serves the Greater Kansas City Metropolitan area on both sides of the state line. Additionally, we partner with organizations in other locations who offer our program model to target populations.
    CEO/Executive Director/Board Chair Statement
    Since its inception 21 years ago, Connections to Success has served men and women committed to change.  We support these courageous individuals with resources and a plan to overcome barriers to employment.  What a journey it has been this past year.  We continue to scale up our programming impact - resulting in assisting over 1,000 families working towards their goals of economic independence and success.  We brought our innovative workforce development training into the Missouri Dept. of Corrections adult institutions, with more to come in 2020. Our program model is now replicated in 4 states through strategic partnerships with local community organizations.  And finally, we began a partnership with a local alternative high school providing our workforce development training to at-risk youth, ages 16-18.  None of this would have been possible without vision, hard work and a culture of service.     
     
    A key challenge in our continued growth is diversifying our funding streams.  New programs and services require additional operating capital to launch, build and sustain.  Operating reserves are needed to protect the organization from any unexpected economic downturns.  Most funders are less interested in capacity building and sustainability than in traditional service delivery.  This puts added pressure on the organization to seek new types of funding.  Our program replication efforts, together with fee-for-service trainings are 2 areas we are expanding to provide new capital for necessary capacity building and infrastructure development to provide a platform for continued growth and expansion going forward.    
     
    Programs
    Description
    Offers diverse services that support the personal and professional development of our participants. It begins with a workforce readiness training emphasizing the strengths, abilities and skills identified by each participant. On each day of training, participants are led through a career development model that has been successfully used by diverse populations, including formerly incarcerated adults. Asset building begins the process of career development by helping participants identify strengths, likes and interests that can be developed into employment opportunities. Outcomes include:
    • Resources to perform a successful job search
    • Cognitive behavioral skill building
    • Creation of a "Life Plan" outlining goals and objectives in several life space areas
    • Upon class completion, each participant is assigned a Life Transformation Coach and mentor to work closely towards the goals outlined in the participant's Life Plan.
    • Each participant is asked for a one year commitment to the program.
    Program Budget $150,000.00
    Category Employment, General/Other Job Search & Placement
    Population Served Offenders/Ex-Offenders, Poor,Economically Disadvantaged,Indigent, Homeless
    Short-Term Success
    Within 12 months of engagement in Pathways to Success:
    • 100% of participants will have an individualized "Life Plan" addressing key life space areas with goals and objectives for each.
    • 74% of participants will be obtain full-time employment with living wage potential.
    • 70% of participants will retain full-time employment for a minimum of nine months.
    • 80% of participants will have a wage increase within the first six months of employment.
    • 100% of participants will have hope and believe that change is possible.
    • 100% of participants will have a support system to guide, encourage and problem solve.
    • 100% will have reliable transportation to access employment.
    • 50% of participants will pursue continuing education, occupational skills training and other certificate programs.
    • 90% of participants will live in stable housing.
    • 75% will address physical and mental health needs.
    Long-Term Success
    The vision of Connections to Success is to "be the leader in empowering individuals in their transformation to economic independence." Achieving this vision results in participants having:
    • Achieved success and become economically self-reliant.
    • Come to a realization of their worth, their abilities and their dreams.
    • Children graduating from high school and continuing their education.
    • Home ownership.
    Program Success Monitored By Program evaluation includes an ongoing assessment of both the short-and long-term impacts of the program. Both "hard" and "soft" indicators are gathered from participants at specific points in time. In addition to the hard indicators, (employment, retention, education, etc.) other indicators are monitored as well through periodic assessments. This information reports on certain "leading indicators" that serve as predictors of success including participation in activities and programs; attainment of certificates; reduced substance abuse (if applicable); % in stable housing; and % complying with probation/parole conditions (if applicable). All information is inputted and tracked through a data management system.
    Examples of Program Success "I fell off the grid, I wanted to disappear." Chris says as he reflects back on the last few years of his life. "I walked out of a car wreck into handcuffs looking at a life spent behind bars." From years of self-destruction Chris’s years as a successful car parts manager were a distant memory. Chris fell more into a lifestyle completely opposite of his character. Through his probation officer Chris decided to come back to "the grid" and become the person he really is by joining our Personal and Professional Development training. Day in and day out, Chris invested in not only himself but his peers as well. He never failed to take the time to encourage others, provide feedback and assist in making our training an exciting time. Recently Chris was able to secure a lucrative position with a local car dealership as a Service Manager. He is on his way to overcoming the obstacles of his past and is making his world a better place as he brings his true character into this (new) career.
    Description
    Dress for Success Kansas City (DFSKC) promotes the economic independence of low-income women by providing professional attire and the career development tools to thrive in work and in life. Each woman receives one business suit for an interview. Once employed, she receives up to one week's worth of business apparel. All outfits are free of charge and are theirs to keep. Clients receive personal assistance from volunteer personal shoppers in selecting the proper outfit for a professional environment. After the personal shopping experience, clients meet with a Job Coach who assists in setting up an email account and coaching in regard to the interviewing process.
    After 30 days of employment, participants are eligible to become members of the Professional Women's Group (PWG). PWG is a unique program that promotes job retention and career development by providing a safe environment to network with other women, build professional skills and learn how to advance in their jobs.
    Program Budget $60,000.00
    Category Employment, General/Other Job Search & Placement
    Population Served Females, Poor,Economically Disadvantaged,Indigent, Unemployed, Underemployed, Dislocated
    Short-Term Success
    • 60% achieve initial employment.
    • 100% have hope and believe change is possible.
    • 100% have a support system to guide, encourage and help in problem solving.
    • 80% have a network to provide on-going employment services.
    Long-Term Success Dress for Success Kansas City began operations in October 2011. To date, over 1,000 women have been suited through Dress for Success Kansas City. Over 50% have obtained full-time employment.
    Program Success Monitored By Outcome measures are recorded and monitored through monthly and quarterly reporting mechanisms including surveys, interviews and follow- up with referring agencies and placed into a password protected database. Also included are monthly assessments and self-reported outcomes.
    Examples of Program Success Ava was referred to CtS by her case manager for assistance in obtaining employment. Ava was open minded and “find out what this was all about”. She describes her first encounter with CtS as “being in a world of new people, all different, and everyone wanting to help one another and grow with one another.” Ava loves that CtS is a judgment free zone and hopes that others can benefit from the services at CtS, just like she has. Ava has taken advantage of all that CtS offers, including building a strong relationship with her Life Transformation Coach, Dress for Success and the Professional Women’s Group. CtS has given her a bigger outlook on life and she is now looking and thinking about her future and not her right now. CtS has inspired her to think of how to be a better person, mother, daughter, and employee. Ava has aspirations ranging from getting Bachelor’s degrees in Creative Writing and Business Management, to going to law school, but her dream is to work with children and art.
    Description
    Professional Women’s Group (PWG) encourages employment retention and career development by providing a safe environment in which to network with other women, build professional skills, and learn how to advance in their jobs.   DSKC is very sensitive to the needs of our clients.  Through caring guidance, we encourage them to share with us their feelings as we partner with the client during the process of becoming self-sufficient.  Part social work program, part professional association, out unique Professional Women’s Group empowers women to help themselves recover from the copious emotional challenges associated with poverty and homelessness while educating them on how to form alliances with other working women.
     
    Held in a corporate or academic setting, the Professional Women’s Group enables women to make valuable contacts within a diverse group of industries.  This often leads to new information that will help them develop a satisfying career.  DSKC clients become life-long members of this comprehensive network of professional women where they are given ongoing opportunities to expose themselves to the professional workforce.

    Each regularly scheduled meeting consists of two key elements: an expert speaker leading a discussion, and a networking period.  Our Professional Women’s Group educational programming covers four basics: 1) workplace communication and culture, 2) financial literacy/wealth building, 3) creating a balance between work and family, and 4) understanding the written – and unwritten – rules of the workplace.
    Program Budget $35,000.00
    Category Employment, General/Other Job Training & Employment
    Population Served At-Risk Populations
    Program is linked to organization's mssion Yes
    Program Frequently Assessed Yes
    Short-Term Success
    70% of enrolled participants will retain employment for at least 6 months. 75% of participants will begin the process of repairing their credit in order to open a checking or savings account within 6 months. 80% of participants will receive at least a 3% wage increase during the first year of employment.
    Long-Term Success

    Long-term success of PWG includes reduced government assistance, court, and law enforcement costs; and increased graduation rates, and home ownership.

    Program Success Monitored By PWG participant success is self-reported and inputted into a secure, internet-based reporting system, giving us the ability to sort, analyze and report various progress measures in our work.  This is accomplished at CtS utilizing a software product called Obodohub. This state-of-the-art system allows all CtS offices to input, share results, and produce a number of customized reports for funders, grant applications, board updates, etc.
    Examples of Program Success PWG program success is achieved by successfully applying the skills learned in meetings to daily life. For example, 75% of participants will begin the process of repairing their credit in order to open a checking or savings account within 6 months because the importance of financial literacy is stressed at PWG meetings. Additionally, PWG provides a safe place for women to explore career choices and make informed decisions that will help them advance with their career goals. This allows women a chance to recieve input and feedback on work/life choices.
    CEO Comments
    Since its inception 21 years ago, Connections to Success has served men and women committed to change.  We support these courageous individuals with resources and a plan to overcome barriers to employment.  What a journey it has been this past year.  We continue to scale up our programming impact - resulting in assisting over 1,000 families working towards their goals of economic independence and success.  We brought our innovative workforce development training into the Missouri Dept. of Corrections adult institutions, with more to come in 2020. Our program model is now replicated in 4 states through strategic partnerships with local community organizations.  And finally, we began a partnership with a local alternative high school providing our workforce development training to at-risk youth, ages 16-18.  None of this would have been possible without vision, hard work and a culture of service.     
     
    A key challenge in our continued growth is diversifying our funding streams.  New programs and services require additional operating capital to launch, build and sustain.  Operating reserves are needed to protect the organization from any unexpected economic downturns.  Most funders are less interested in capacity building and sustainability than in traditional service delivery.  This puts added pressure on the organization to seek new types of funding.  Our program replication efforts, together with fee-for-service trainings are 2 areas we are expanding to provide new capital for necessary capacity building and infrastructure development to provide a platform for continued growth and expansion going forward.    
     
    Connections to Success exists to serve individuals committed to life change. Our programs challenge, motivate and empower adults to create a plan to move forward with their lives. The level of success achieved is directly proportional to the level of effort put forth by the participant. We tell each participant early and often, "We do with, not for.” To achieve the goal of economic independence involves many factors including living wage employment, suitable housing and transportation, health & wellness, education and family relationships. This is a long term process and doesn’t begin and end with a grant. We never close a file. This means we will continue to guide and support an individual as long as it takes to achieve their goals and as long as they are committed to positive change.
     
     
    Executive Director/CEO
    Executive Director Kathy Lambert
    Term Start Dec 1997
    Experience

    Kathy and Brad are a husband and wife team who left the corporate world with a passion to help families achieve a higher quality of life. Together they formed Connections to Success in 1998.

    • Kathy has a degree in social work from Ball State University and previously worked in healthcare and corporate training.
    • Brad has a degree in engineering from the University of Illinois and previously worked in engineering and construction.
    Senior Staff
    Title Regional Executive Director
    Title Senior Director of Resource Development and Community Engagement
    Title Senior Director of Finance
    Staff
    Paid Full-Time Staff 51
    Paid Part-Time Staff 5
    Paid Contractors 4
    Volunteers 400
    Retention Rate 71%
    Staff Diversity (Ethnicity)
    African American/Black 35
    Asian American/Pacific Islander 1
    Caucasian 18
    Hispanic/Latino 1
    Other 1
    Staff Diversity (Gender)
    Female 36
    Male 20
    Formal Evaluations
    CEO Formal Evaluation Yes
    CEO/Executive Formal Evaluation Frequency Annually
    Senior Management Formal Evaluation Yes
    Senior Management Formal Evaluation Frequency Annually
    Non-Management Formal Evaluation Yes
    Non-Management Formal Evaluation Frequency Annually
    Plans & Policies
    Organization Has a Fundraising Plan Yes
    Organization Has a Strategic Plan Yes
    Management Succession Plan Yes
    Organization Policy and Procedures Yes
    Nondiscrimination Policy Yes
    Whistleblower Policy Yes
    Document Destruction Policy No
    Collaborations
    Connections to Success collaborates with a host of organizations including: Social service providers in the areas of housing, food pantries, childcare, substance abuse, skill development and other critical needs. The following is a list of some of our local partners:
    • Kansas Department for Children & Families
    • Healthcare providers in the areas of mental & physical health
    • Educational Institutions for secondary & post secondary education and financial education (i.e. Kansas City Kansas Community College, Metropolitan Community College)
    • Criminal Justice agencies, i.e. Missouri Dept. of Corrections and Federal Bureau of Prisons
    • Missouri Dept of Social Services - Family Support Division 
    • Greater Kansas City Chamber of Commerce
    • Missouri Dept. of Workforce Development
    • Employers seeking to hire CtS target population
    • Faith-based organizations to provide volunteers for mentoring and a host of others services
    • Corporate partnerships for in-kind donations and volunteer support
    • Missouri Department of Social Services: Family Support Division
    Affiliations
    AffiliationYear
    AFP (Association of Fundraising Professionals)2010
    Dress for Success Worldwide, New York2010
    National Practitioners Leadership Institute2013
    Community Health Charities2014
    Nonprofit Connect of Greater Kansas City2014
    Awards
    Award/RecognitionOrganizationYear
    Support KCSpecial Recognition in Nonprofit Leadership2014
    Winning WomenRegional Economic Development Award2012
    Missouri Bar AssociationLiberty Bell Award2011
    White House Office of Faith-Based Initiatives50 Success Stories in 50 States2008
    U.S. Department of LaborTouching Lives and Communities2004
    Commerce Bank - Wm. T. Kemper FoundationCommunity Service Award1999
    Government Licenses
    Is your organization licensed by the government? No
    CEO Comments Connections to Success continues to improve the talent level of our team members overseeing our programs and services and continues to support them through opportunities for training and certifications. Our staff leadership team continues to be strengthened and is empowered with key roles in the direction of the organization. Our staff giving program began in 2013 providing staff the opportunity to give back to the organization through payroll deduction to create new income.  60% of staff currently participate.  As with our board, we want our staff to be financial stakeholders in the organization. As we grow, we continue to attract more experienced, seasoned talent to lead programs and improve the quality of our services.
    Board Chair
    Board Chair Julie Cavenaile
    Company Affiliation Bayer
    Term Oct 2015 to Oct 2019
    Email julie.m.cavenaile@monsanto.com
    Board Members
    NameAffiliation
    Sarah BalocchiCentene
    Julie CavenaileMonsanto
    Jason ColvinMasterCard
    Deanna DieboltDemdaco
    Irasa DowningEdward Jones
    Tomi GerberEnterprise Holdings, Inc.
    Lauren HerringImpact Group
    Mr. Paul HottRGA
    Elizabeth LawsonBJC VP Finance
    Tyjaun A. LeeMetropolitan Community College Campus President
    Eric MadkinsRegions Bank
    Michelle MoerschEmerson
    Jeff MorrisHelicx
    Mary RamatowskiErnst & Young
    Jenny Redix JordanArthur J. Gallagher & Co.
    Sherrill RobertsCommissioner
    Wendy SavlinSprint
    Stephanie Winters McConnellAccenture
    Board Demographics - Ethnicity
    African American/Black 3
    Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
    Caucasian 15
    Hispanic/Latino 0
    Native American/American Indian 0
    Board Demographics - Gender
    Male 4
    Female 14
    Unspecified 0
    Governance
    Board Term Lengths 2
    Board Term Limits 4
    Board Meeting Attendance % 75%
    Written Board Selection Criteria? Yes
    Written Conflict of Interest Policy? Yes
    Percentage Making Monetary Contributions 100%
    Percentage Making In-Kind Contributions 75%
    Constituency Includes Client Representation Yes
    Number of Full Board Meetings Annually 6
    Standing Committees
    Audit
    Development / Fund Development / Fund Raising / Grant Writing / Major Gifts
    Nominating
    Marketing
    Communications / Promotion / Publicity / Public Relations
    CEO Comments
    Our organization continues to experience growth each year. This has required increased staff, systems and infrastructure. Growth and expansion present both opportunities and challenges in attracting new people (board and staff), continually seeking improvements in our core operations, all while expanding new areas of service in replication and social enterprises. Strategic planning and forecasting have become a greater focus of our board sub-committees to address our growing nature.
    Financials
    Fiscal Year Start Jan 01, 2019
    Fiscal Year End Dec 31, 2019
    Projected Revenue $4,303,248
    Projected Expenses $4,208,044
    Spending Policy Income Only
    Form 990s
    2017 CtS 990
    2016 CtS 990
    2015 CtS 990
    2014 CtS 990
    2013 CtS 990
    2012 CtS 990
    2011 CtS 990
    2010 CtS 990
    2009 CtS 990
    2008 CtS 990
    Audit Documents
    IRS Letter of Exemption
    Foundation Comments
    • FY 2017, 2016, 2015: Financial data reported using the IRS Form 990.
    • Foundation/corporate revenue line item may include contributions from individuals.
    Detailed Financials
     
    Revenue SourcesHelpThe financial analysis involves a comparison of the IRS Form 990 and the audit report (when available) and revenue sources may not sum to total based on reconciliation differences. Revenue from foundations and corporations may include individual contributions when not itemized separately.
    Fiscal Year201720162015
    Foundation and
    Corporation Contributions
    $1,494,570$863,404$1,244,675
    Government Contributions$1,970,419$1,915,154$1,167,996
    Federal------
    State------
    Local------
    Unspecified$1,970,419$1,915,154$1,167,996
    Individual Contributions------
    ----$0
    $115,710$96,493$310,747
    Investment Income, Net of Losses$371($7,254)($5,164)
    Membership Dues----$0
    Special Events$0($831)$207,425
    Revenue In-Kind$107,501$15,430$15,033
    Other$13,158$5,297$3,758
    Expense Allocation
    Fiscal Year201720162015
    Program Expense$2,254,671$2,114,646$2,276,778
    Administration Expense$539,825$349,059$312,970
    Fundraising Expense$636,217$541,873$482,534
    Payments to Affiliates------
    Total Revenue/Total Expenses1.050.960.96
    Program Expense/Total Expenses66%70%74%
    Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue------
    Assets and Liabilities
    Fiscal Year201720162015
    Total Assets$853,007$267,758$541,801
    Current Assets$797,800$181,870$452,443
    Long-Term Liabilities$57,980$23,777$91,944
    Current Liabilities$549,816$162,033$214,805
    Total Net Assets$245,211$81,696$235,052
    Short-Term Solvency
    Fiscal Year201720162015
    Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities1.451.122.11
    Long-Term Solvency
    Fiscal Year201720162015
    Long-Term Liabilities/Total Assets7%9%17%
    Top Funding Sources
    Fiscal Year201720162015
    Top Funding Source & Dollar Amount -- -- --
    Second Highest Funding Source & Dollar Amount -- -- --
    Third Highest Funding Source & Dollar Amount -- -- --
    Capital Campaign
    Currently in a Capital Campaign? No
    Capital Campaign Anticipated in Next 5 Years No
    Organization Comments
    Opportunities in 2020 include:
    1. Continue implementation of multi-year grants from the U.S. Dept. of Labor, Missouri Dept. of Social Services, Missouri Dept. of Corrections and Kansas Dept. for Children and Families continuing our work with former offenders and low-income families; and growth of Moxi Traveling Boutique.
    2. Continue to pursue new partnerships with agencies desiring to replicate our evidence-based program and/or provide fee-for-service training opportunities.
    3. Roll out our existing training using a digital platform for greater accessibility and user friendliness. 
     
    Other Documents
    CtS Brochure2019View
    Child Support Report2019View
    Organization Name Connections to Success
    Address 300 W Linwood Blvd.
    Kansas City, MO 641111329
    Primary Phone (816) 561-5115
    CEO/Executive Director Kathy Lambert
    Board Chair Julie Cavenaile
    Board Chair Company Affiliation Bayer
    Year of Incorporation 1998