Transforming the lives of Homeless Students

The Impact Center Schools program, with a goal to end student homelessness, has made great strides in the last year. Despite the challenges presented by the pandemic, the program has provided over 30 families with intensive one-on-one case management, educational classes to help develop important life skills, and financial support to overcome obstacles to moving into a home of their own. As a result, seven families who were homeless are now in stable housing!

Thanks to our community supporters how are making this happen! 

The work, however, is not done and our goal has not yet been achieved. Continue the momentum with your donation today!

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Jane Elliott Jones, longtime media specialist at Center Middle School, recently passed away. Her family has suggested that memorial contributions can be made to the Center Education Foundation to be used to support grants for the Middle School library.  To donate, click the button below and mark "In memory of Jane Elliott Jones" in the "Apply my donation to" box. An obituary is included below.

Donate in memory of Jane Jones

Jane Elliott Jones passed away peacefully in her sleep on October 17, 2020.  Jane  was born on September 8, 1946 in Mobile, Alabama.   She was preceded in death by her husband, Alfred T. Jones.  Jane is survived by one son, Mark Elliott Jones, two sisters,  Ann Miller (Douglas), Mary Margaret Smith (Dan) and several nieces and nephews.  Jane was the Media Specialist at Center Middle School for many years.  She was very active in her community and a member of Leawood United Methodist Church.  Jane was a long term resident of Overland Park, KS, but most recently lived in McCrite Plaza at Briarcliff.  A memorial service for Jane will be held at a later date.  In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Center Education Foundation, to be used for grants for the Center Middle School Library.

Our Mission

To enhance resources for educational success of all children in the Center School District by actively involving the entire community of students, parents, teachers, administrators, community members and alumni. 

We fulfill our mission by raising money to give grants to classroom teachers for innovative, measurable, and high impact projects with their students.

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Support the students and teachers of the Center School District by getting involved with the Center Education Foundation in one or more of the following ways:

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