United Inner City Services
2008 E. 12 St.
Kansas City MO 64127
St. Mark Child and Family Development Center
Web and Phone Contact
Telephone (816) 994-5400
Fax 816- 994-5405
Mission Statement

“Building bridges, inspiring minds, and impacting futures,” is the refreshed mission of UICS. These are the concrete actions UICS takes every day to achieve its vision: to create a community where children thrive and families flourish. For fifty-one years, UICS has served as an anchor to Kansas City, Missouri’s, 12th Street Corridor just east of downtown, strengthening the health and vitality of its neighboring communities. In 1972, UICS responded to the growing demand for quality childcare. By 2004, key Kansas City leaders and community partners erected St. Mark Child & Family Development Center. Since then, its highly credentialed teachers, child-centered curriculum, and arts-infused behavioral interventions have helped it achieve its mission. Seizing the opportunity presented during the most formative years—0 to 5—leads to a lifetime of superb physical social/emotional, and cognitive health, building a firm foundation for future success.

CEO/Executive Director Ms. Deidre M Anderson
Board Chair Mrs. Mary Jorgenson
Board Chair Company Affiliation Heartland Presbytery Rep.
History and Background
Year of Incorporation 1967
Volunteer Opportunities
Ways to donate, support, or volunteer
UICS welcomes donations in the form of checks mailed, online donations at www.uicskc.org, in-kind donations, and partnership proposals with similar organizations.  Volunteers are always needed and appreciated.  Some of the primary needs for volunteer support include: facility beautification projects, preschool classroom assistance, food pantry/children's clothing closet organization, outreach information booths, fundraising/event coordination and planning, clerical, and web development.  Sponsorship documents are available upon request at development@uicskc.org.
Financial Summary
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Mission Statement

“Building bridges, inspiring minds, and impacting futures,” is the refreshed mission of UICS. These are the concrete actions UICS takes every day to achieve its vision: to create a community where children thrive and families flourish. For fifty-one years, UICS has served as an anchor to Kansas City, Missouri’s, 12th Street Corridor just east of downtown, strengthening the health and vitality of its neighboring communities. In 1972, UICS responded to the growing demand for quality childcare. By 2004, key Kansas City leaders and community partners erected St. Mark Child & Family Development Center. Since then, its highly credentialed teachers, child-centered curriculum, and arts-infused behavioral interventions have helped it achieve its mission. Seizing the opportunity presented during the most formative years—0 to 5—leads to a lifetime of superb physical social/emotional, and cognitive health, building a firm foundation for future success.

Background Statement St. Mark Child & Development Center (also referred to as St. Mark) opened as a program of United Inner City Services (UICS). UICS is a multi-service community-based agency that has served the 12th Street downtown Kansas City, Missouri, corridor since 1967. The organization was established 51 years ago to meet the urgent needs of neighborhood families. UICS priorities, in addition to quality early childhood education, include parent and family engagement and education, emergency assistance for area families, and community development. In response to a growing demand for high-quality child care by welfare to work families, UICS launched a capital campaign in 2001 to build a new facility to house the St. Mark Child & Family Development Center. Having access to high-quality, convenient educational child care empowers parents and guardians of St. Mark children to further their own education and to find and retain gainful employment. In addition, the center serves as a neighborhood anchor, providing a safe, warm and attractive site for a variety of community services. St. Mark annually serves approximately 145 families through its early childhood education program. Nearly 80% of the children are African American, with many living in single parent households in one of Kansas City, Missouri's poorest neighborhoods. Over one-third of households within a 20-block radius of St. Mark have an annual income of less than $15,000. Almost half of the adults living in the neighborhood served by the Center have less than a high school diplomas. United Inner City services is the only Head Start affiliated or N.A.E.Y.C. accredited early childhood development provider with regularly scheduled hours and consistent services in the area.
Impact Statement
  1. Improved instructional capacity of the organization to deliver quality early education by: a) developing professional development plans with staff and supporting professional growth, b) increasing the credentials of teaching staff and c) identifying mechanisms to support teachers in seeking higher education, and continue to provide best practices and professional development and training to teachers including increasing planning and embedded time for teacher collaboration and professional coaching.
  2. Expansion of arts programming and instruction with a full-time Artist in Residence. The Arts @ St. Mark supports children and families using a creativity to achieve kindergarten readiness through healthy expression, improving social-emotional and cognitive development. The Center’s Resident Artist, Brianne Pegg, is trained in how to support the social emotional health and maturation process of young children including Conscious Discipline and Second Step. Brianne has spent the majority of her career as an art educator for the public school system in Fort Myers, Florida, where she worked with children using visual arts, art therapy strategies, and social emotional curriculum to develop the children's capacity to become life-long learners.
  3. Successful Kindergarten Ready Set Go Program. Predicated on the knowledge that the academic success of children in later years depends heavily upon their kindergarten readiness, the program delivers parent education, engagement, and kindergarten transition services. These services prepare parents of children ages 0-5 years of age for their role as proactive participants in their child’s educational career from K-12 and beyond.
  4. Diversification of funding and increased revenue through a focus on fundraising. Increased organizational capacity within all aspects of operations including; technological enhancements and optimizing facility improvements. Launch of a new website enabling online giving and raising the organizational profile.
  5. Added experienced executive leadership that positions UICS/St. Mark Center for success. Nikki Crisman was hired as Deputy Director of Education & Programs over the winter months. A focused leader with an ability to engage with staff and families alike, she came to us from The Family Conservancy. Nikki also possesses a wealth of experiences in early childhood education programs with military families throughout the United States. This spring, Gene Willis joined us as the Director of Development, bringing a 20-year executive career in marketing/public relations along with more than a decade of committed youth development outreach and mentoring. Of note, Gene was a recipient of Ewing Kauffman's "Project Choice" program scholarship and is also a former "Big Brother of the Year" for Greater Kansas City.
Needs Statement
  1. Volunteers to supplement the organization's marketing, communication, and fundraising efforts.
  2. Resources for increased staff training and development.
  3. Tuition assistance to support families in receiving wraparound services outside of Head Start program hours.
  4. Partnerships with local businesses interested in supporting early childhood education and the future of Kansas City.
  5. Art and classroom supplies, food donations.
Service Categories
Family Services
Arts Education
Areas of Service
MO - Jackson County
MO - Jackson County Urban Core
Geographic Area Served Narrative Of the enrolled students and families, the majority live in the 64106 and 64127 ZIP codes, one of the most disadvantaged neighborhoods in Jackson County (MO) with a 40% poverty rate. More than a third of households within a 20-block radius have an annual income of less than $15,000; 40% do not own a vehicle. Nearly half the adults in the neighborhood do not have a high school diploma.
CEO/Executive Director/Board Chair Statement

On behalf of the Board of Directors of United Inner City Services, I want to express our commitment to the empowerment of the low-income children and families that live within our historic Kansas City area Community. 

Last year we celebrated our 50th anniversary of providing a top-notch education experience not only for the children we serve, but for their families that empowers them to succeed in their lives. Our commitment to excellence is shown by providing to highly credentialed and high quality teachers, knowledgeable and empathetic family advocates, a dedicated staff, board, and an engaged community that we will continue to work with in order to strengthen families to succeed well beyond the next 50 years.

I want to thank the Greater Kansas City community for their support, without which, we could not accomplish our goals of creating flourishing families and successful students in the Kansas City urban core.


The core activity of United Inner City Services is the St. Mark Child and Family Development Center. For more than 50 years, it has met the urgent needs of neighborhood families. Annually serving approximately 150 children from more than 100 low income families in one of the poorest neighborhoods in the metropolitan area, it is the only Head Start affiliated, early childhood development provider with regularly scheduled hours and consistent services and the only N.A.E.Y.C. (National Association for the Education of Young Children) accredited program in the 64127 zip code. 

Recognizing that the early childhood years are a window of opportunity for dramatically shaping a young person's lifelong path, UICS provides an array of solutions to address the problems faced by disadvantaged families in the community. Through a comprehensive approach to the family, UICS addresses the spectrum of issues involved in educating disadvantaged students. 
Program Budget $1,100,000.00
Category Education, General/Other Early Childhood Education
Population Served At-Risk Populations, Adults
Program is linked to organization's mssion Yes
Program Frequently Assessed Yes
Short-Term Success

The children enrolled in the program receive vision, hearing, developmental, social-emotional, and dental screenings. St. Mark uses The Creative Curriculum, a research-based curriculum that balances teacher planned and child initiated learning, emphasizing responsiveness to children's strengths, interests, needs, and learning styles. Nationally known for being forward thinking, comprehensive, and rigorously researched, it helps teachers plan and implement content rich, developmentally appropriate programs that support active learning and promote children's progress in all developmental areas. The short term success each year is a kindergarten ready class of children that, along with their families, are prepared for the challenges that they will encounter as they successfully transition to K-12 and beyond.

Long-Term Success

The need for quality early childhood education is well established, and nowhere is that need more acute than in disadvantaged communities with minority populations. Estimates of the return on investment range from four to seventeen dollars for every dollar spent. This return on investment, however, is directly linked to quality.

United Inner City Services’ 50-year history of providing early childhood education in the urban core has been distinguished by an emphasis on quality. The recent findings of a program evaluation study of St. Mark Child and Family Development Center by the UMKC School of Education, supported by the Hall Family Foundation, confirm the effectiveness of our programs. The study reveals that 96% of St. Mark students were able to do kindergarten work at fall entry to kindergarten with 52% performing better than the average child.

Program Success Monitored By

The St. Mark Child and Family Development program uses a variety of measurement tools to assess the effectiveness of the curriculum, instruction, and teaching. The Mid America Head Start Outcomes Reporting System guides curriculum planning and ongoing assessment. Information on children's progress is obtained from multiple sources, such as teacher and home visitor observations, analysis of samples of children's work and performance, parent reports, or direct assessment of children. Mid-America Head Start has adopted the DRDP system as the assessment tool of choice

The Creative Curriculum used by the Center has been shown to be effective by the following indicators: children are active and engaged; goals and objectives are clear and based on child development knowledge and content standards; it is evidence-based; and valued content is learned through investigation; play; and focused, intentional teaching and is also recommended by Head Start, and endorsed by NAEYC and NAECS/SDE.
Examples of Program Success

In the past 10 years, UICS has:

  • Increased program service to include toddlers and infants as young as six weeks.
  • Began answering scientifically the question of kindergarten readiness through observing St. Mark graduates in their kindergarten classrooms through a research project with UMKC, funded by the Hall Family Foundation.
  • Increased the organization's donor database and diversification of funding sources to work toward less reliance on public funding.
  • Increased the number of teachers exceeding the minimum educational qualifications, and secured funding to support ongoing professional development and higher education for staff.
We continue to focus on our capacity with an emphasis on what directly impacts every child and family served by our programs (instructional capacity), and our ability to sustain this work over the long-term (organizational capacity).

Kindergarten Ready Set Go (KRSG) is a year-long program delivering parent education, engagement, and kindergarten transition services to prepare parents for their role as active participants in their child’s K-12 educational career. The first years of education are most crucial to establishing a solid foundation for children to adapt to school systems and learn successfully. In year one, KRSG expanded on school readiness activities with the following components: monthly workshops providing parents school readiness and selection information; Kindergarten Fairs with public, private, and charter schools to engage parents in dialogue; weekly Stay & Play sessions focused on parents and children working together on school readiness skills; Kindergarten Tours; a Graduation event celebrating learning and future goals; a School Readiness Checklist workbook; Parent/Teacher Portfolio Conferences providing the child’s developmental portfolio; and an Incentive Program raising parent participation.

Category Education, General/Other Educational Programs
Population Served At-Risk Populations
Program is linked to organization's mssion Yes
Program Frequently Assessed Yes
Short-Term Success In the first year, parents are taught the importance of facilitating a smooth transition from the early learning environment into the K-12 system. We will continue to build on the activities mentioned above to embed KRSG deeper into everyday programming. Based on information gathered from the bi-annual parent surveys, three key areas will be targeted: Assessment and Evaluation, Parent Education, and Planning for a Successful Future. Outreach efforts will increase participation from St. Mark families and the broader community. Collaboration with Show Me KC Schools will focus on expansion of school tours. Having a broad support network minimizes isolation felt by many parents in poverty. Parents who participated in school tours will share their experience and answer questions from peers. Additionally, we will continue to involve a greater number of parents and children already attending the schools toured, allowing parents to develop a better understanding of each school.
Long-Term Success
Long term success is determined by increased awareness and knowledge about educational options by families within the community.  This does not simply include families who attend St. Mark as well.  We believe that if this knowledge is passed to members of the neighborhood beyond the direct influence of the UICS community, that a lasting, long term social change has occurred within the community.  As families are empowered to take charge of their own children's education, ensuring that they are sending their children to the proper environment for their child to learn, more families will have positive outcomes with their students' K-12 experience.  We will know that we have achieved long term success in not only educating our own families and assisting our own students in proper kindergarten placement, but when we see social change that shows an increased awareness of educational options throughout the community.
Program Success Monitored By Family Advocates routinely do assessments with individual families. Evaluation of barriers faced by each family allows Advocates to address individual needs and develop a plan supporting efforts to overcome these barriers. Families meet throughout the year, to re-evaluate their needs and ensure successful transition. Parents also meet regularly with teachers to better understand their child’s developmental strengths and challenges. In deepening partnerships with teachers, parents develop a pattern of engagement and increase the likelihood of ongoing involvement.
Examples of Program Success Many families are unaware that there are 99 kindergarten options within KCMO for children to attend.  Continued Success of our students comes from selecting the right option for each student's needs.  Every student who thrives in their Kindergarten environment as well as every family that is empowered to make an informed decision for their child's education is an example of the success of this program.  

Just as important as the early learning experience of a child is the engagement and support of his/her parents also called family engagement. The top parental involvement category that had the most impact on student performance in school was academic socialization, that is, awareness of and support for the goals and purposes of education and strategies for success. In short, parents who help their kids with school-related problems, are comfortable talking to teachers, encourage their children to do well in school and maintain high expectations have higher-performing children. UICS helps to promote this through offering a wide array of parent education events that are intended to be not only entertaining and informative, but accessible to the families which we serve.

We provide referrals to agencies such as HappyBottoms, The Community Action Agency of Greater Kansas City, Children’s Mercy Hospital, and Truman behavioral health services as well as operating our own food pantry.
Category Human Services, General/Other Family-Based Services
Population Served At-Risk Populations
Program is linked to organization's mssion Yes
Short-Term Success More than 50 years of studies show the critical importance that parents and primary caregivers play in a child’s education. In fact, family engagement is being recognized as an essential part of educational reform. While the capability of teaching staff and the learning environment have always been important factors in high‐quality education, the importance of parents in the educational support system is becoming more widely understood. In a short period of time, engaging families in their children's early education has shown tremendous success in academic outcomes, demonstrating the importance for a family to engage in a relationship with their child’s teachers, administrators and other staff. Parents dealing with the stresses of poverty and mental illness are left with few -if any‐ resources to invest.

Long-Term Success
As needed, we provide referrals to community based resources as well as develop strong partnerships with community based agencies among which includes HappyBottoms, The Community Action Agency of Greater Kansas City, Children’s Mercy Hospital, and Truman behavioral health services. Currently, we are the largest HappyBottoms distribution site serving between 150 and 180 families each week, including those whose children do not attend our center. We also operate a food pantry and regularly provide parent education and family engagement services.
All of these services help to create a culture where a family feels not only able to engage with their child's school, but it also creates an environment of mutual trust and understanding so that families are comfortable discussing the needs of their children and their family so that they can better assist their children as well as better understand the options that are available to their families.
Program Success Monitored By

Services are tracked by our Family Advocate who not only meets with the families in order to discuss their needs but preforms home visits in order to assess these needs.  In addition to working closely with family advocates, attendance at events such as Monthly workshops that provide information to parents on school readiness and school selection, Kindergarten Fairs that bring in public, private, and charter schools to engage parents in a dialogue about choosing a school, Weekly Stay & Play sessions that focus on parents working with their children on school readiness skills using creative projects, Kindergarten Tours for parents and children, A graduation event that reinforces the value of education, as well as Parent/Teacher Conferences that provide special opportunities for parents to review their child's development.  Continually increased attendance at these important milestones as well as information obtained from parent surveys demonstrate the success of the program. 

Examples of Program Success

Keisha, raised in foster care, was basically on her own at 18.  Unemployed with two small children (Herbie-5 and Amalaysia-3) and living in a shelter for 3 years, she met the Executive Director of UICS.  The family engagement team advocated for Keisha and Herbie with the school to provide transportation.  Amalaysia found a spot in the Head Start program at UICS and began to thrive, with the much needed social, emotional and academic support to prepare her for future success.  Keisha then began focusing on housing and basic needs.  With some direction from UICS, the family was able to reapply for housing they had previously been denied, as well as receive temporary food from the food pantry.  Through a collaboration with UICS and UMKC, Keisha enrolled and successfully completed the Urban Career Academy.  The intense 5 week program gave this young woman the opportunity to hone her skills and confidence, preparing her for success.

CEO Comments

Foundations and individuals make tough choices when making the decision to invest funds that will yield the greatest benefit for current and future generations. In meeting the needs of the community, children's needs cannot be addressed in a vacuum.  We must address the whole child and family.  That is why we stress child and family development.  The gains we've made in preparing at-risk children for successful entry into school could not be achieved without philanthropic leaders who recognize the role of quality early learning environments. Thank you for your continued support of our organization, as well as your help in making our high quality programming.

Executive Director/CEO
Executive Director Ms. Deidre M Anderson
Term Start July 2012

Ms. Anderson holds a Master of Public Administration with an Urban Administration Emphasis as well as a BS in Elementary Education and Social Work.  Ms. Anderson brings more than 20 years of education, community development, youth programming and nonprofit management experience which includes planning and managing a vast array of programs and services.  In addition, Ms. Anderson has managed a budget of more than $15 million dollars and has extensive experience writing, administering and monitoring grants.  Her breadth of experience lends itself well to the management of the United Inner City Services programs and services.

Former CEOs
Rev. Samuel E. MannJan 1971 - Oct
Mrs. Dorice RamseyOct 2010 - July 2012
Senior Staff
Title Deputy Director of Education & Programs

Nikki Crisman, Deputy Director of Programs, is a past Head Start Assistant Director and 15-year Director of Child and Family Services for the United States Army. She deploys her 15 years’ experience managing multiple child development centers, child care homes, school age and teen programs and outreach services. Throughout her career, she has been responsible for supervising hundreds of staff and multi-million-dollar budgets. Of particular importance to this program is Ms. Crisman’s rich experience managing early childhood development centers for Head Start through The Family Conservancy. This, coupled with her experience supporting 54,000 military family members with social service, school age, teen and outreach programs suits her well to this initiative.

Title Director of Development
Experience/Biography Gene offers 20 years of executive marketing and communications experience with companies such as Applebee's International, AMC Theatres, and Andrews McMeel Universal, youth development, writing, reputation management, and non-for-profit board leadership. As a Black man and former Head Start student who grew up in a comparable ZIP code to UICS, he offers a unique perspective and credibility.
Title Deputy Director of Family Engagement
Paid Full-Time Staff 43
Paid Contractors 0
Volunteers 100
Retention Rate 86%
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 Yes

UICS continues to collaborate with community resources to continually expand and refine our programs and services. We have collaborations with the Kansas City Repertory Theater, Kansas City Friends of Alvin Ailey, The Family Conservancy, Hope Dental, Kansas City CARE Clinic, Swope Park Health Services and Samuel Rodgers Health Center. We have partnered with Crittenton to provide direct services to children and families experiencing trauma. This partnership includes staff training to increase teacher’s skill levels in recognizing and appropriately responding in instances of trauma, parent training, as well as play therapy services for children who are in need of more intense support.

External Assessment and Accreditations
National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) - 5 Year Accreditation2015
Government Licenses
Is your organization licensed by the government? Yes
CEO Comments

Over the past three years, UICS has experienced tremendous growth. While this has resulted in an increased ability to more effectively respond to the needs of the community, it has also created challenges relative to ensuring that the infrastructure and systems are in place to appropriately respond to this fast growth. Intentional attention has been focused on ensuring the staff and board leadership is unified and appropriate to enable the organization to thrive in the future. The surrounding community as well as the larger philanthropic and civic community have reacted positively to this change and the outcomes associated with the work that’s been done are very apparent. In order to maintain this momentum, strategic planning, assessment of capacity, and financial forecasting are among the current priorities.

Board Chair
Board Chair Mrs. Mary Jorgenson
Company Affiliation Heartland Presbytery Rep.
Term Jan 2015 to Dec 2017
Email mcjorgies@gmail.com
Board Members
Ms. Amy CoopmanFoland, Wickens, Eisfelder, Roper, & Hofer P.C.
Mr. Tom Eatman
Mr. Tyler EppKansas City Chiefs
Mr. Todd NavratHallmark Cards, Inc.
Ms. Ruby RussellRetired St Lukes Hospital/St. Mark Union Church Rep
Ms. Ruth Stricklen PullinsTruman Medical Centers
Mr. Theodis Watson
Board Demographics - Ethnicity
African American/Black 4
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 4
Hispanic/Latino 0
Native American/American Indian 0
Board Demographics - Gender
Male 4
Female 4
Unspecified 0
Board Term Lengths 3
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 100%
Constituency Includes Client Representation Yes
Number of Full Board Meetings Annually 4
Standing Committees
Human Resources / Personnel
Development / Fund Development / Fund Raising / Grant Writing / Major Gifts
CEO Comments United Inner City Services is governed by an eight-member Board of Directors. Each member serves a three-year term in staggered rotations. Board is led by an Executive Committee made up of: President, Vice President, Secretary and Treasurer and meets every other month, four times a year with the Executive Board meeting in the off months. There is 85% participation by Board members of local and community volunteers as well as metropolitan wide volunteers. Decisions regarding programs and finances are made through the dialog with the Executive Director and the Staff Leadership Team.
Fiscal Year Start Jan 01, 2018
Fiscal Year End Dec 31, 2018
Projected Revenue $3,368,100
Projected Expenses $3,361,900
Audit Documents
IRS Letter of Exemption
Foundation Comments
  • FY 2016, 2015, 2014: Financial data reported using IRS Form 990.
  • Foundations/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
Government Contributions$1,214,630$1,221,451$1,219,652
Individual Contributions------
Investment Income, Net of Losses$1,281$91$0
Membership Dues$0--$0
Special Events$0$0$0
Revenue In-Kind$0--$0
Expense Allocation
Fiscal Year201720162015
Program Expense$1,823,538$1,962,355$1,851,655
Administration Expense$1,015,919$423,695$320,823
Fundraising Expense$0$0$0
Payments to Affiliates------
Total Revenue/Total Expenses1.001.111.09
Program Expense/Total Expenses64%82%85%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue------
Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year201720162015
Total Assets$4,996,608$5,028,351$4,534,092
Current Assets$1,755,721$1,713,056$1,243,990
Long-Term Liabilities$1,187,792$1,228,105$1,020,502
Current Liabilities$117,364$108,630$83,325
Total Net Assets$3,691,452$3,691,616$3,430,265
Short-Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201720162015
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities14.9615.7714.93
Long-Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201720162015
Long-Term Liabilities/Total Assets24%24%23%
Top Funding Sources
Fiscal Year201720162015
Top Funding Source & Dollar Amount -- --Anonymous $198,275
Second Highest Funding Source & Dollar Amount -- --Anonymous $150,000
Third Highest Funding Source & Dollar Amount -- --Anonymous $150,000
Capital Campaign
Currently in a Capital Campaign? No
Campaign Purpose We will be initiating a capital campaign in the next 18 months in consideration of restoring the historic Sarah Rector Mansion.  This mansion belonged to the first African American millionaire in Kansas City, and we aim to restore the house in order to provide family services as well as teacher education and office space for support staff.  This will also serve as a tribute to the historic nature of Sarah Rector and her significance in the community.
Capital Campaign Anticipated in Next 5 Years Yes
Organization Comments Like many not-for-profit agencies that seek to respond to the issues of poverty and race, United Inner City Services is constantly challenged to secure adequate and sustainable funding sources. Core funding continues to decrease, while costs have risen and compliance standards continue to increase further increasing the cost of providing a quality early educational program. Our Fund Development Draft addresses the following: - Debt service on our $1.1 million mortgage is current and built into the operating budget. Short-term Objectives: maintain a balanced budget, while not sacrificing program quality, by increasing philanthropic and earned dollars, reducing costs and retaining contract services of a fund developer. Also, more actively engage board in fund raising, and reducing capital debt. Long-term Objectives: Eliminate building mortgage, expand philanthropic base, enhance the income revenue stream, and build a $6 million sustainability fund to provide stability for center's operations and programs.  
Other Documents
UICS Brochure2015View
Organization Name United Inner City Services
Address 2008 E. 12 St.
Kansas City, MO 64127
Primary Phone (816) 994-5400
Contact Email development@uicskc.org
CEO/Executive Director Ms. Deidre M Anderson
Board Chair Mrs. Mary Jorgenson
Board Chair Company Affiliation Heartland Presbytery Rep.
Year of Incorporation 1967