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Partner Schools Elementary & Pre-K Ministries

Closing the Opportunity Gap

Resurrection’s Vision 2030 includes Closing the Opportunity Gap. Our Partner Schools program plays a key role in that initiative as we work to combat the fact that of the 6,800 four-year-olds in the KC metropolitan area, less than 1/3 have access to pre-school.

Part of our Vision 2030 Closing the Opportunity Gap is to ensure every four-year-old who will attend our partner schools has access to pre-K education so that they are prepared to succeed in elementary school.

We are also working to increase the number of partner schools from the present nine, including one partnership in each campus’ surrounding community.

These are big goals that won’t be accomplished over night. But, we work to close this gap inch by inch, day by day, & there are plenty of opportunities detailed below for you to join us! 

Partner School Info Meetings

Thursday, February 15 | 10AM

Learn more about how Resurrection serves students and staff at our nine partner schools. Roles including serving with the Bookmobile, being a reading buddy, tutoring, helping at school events and incentive stores. 


Help bring joy of reading to a child by donating your gently used children’s (pre-k through elementary) books to the Bookmobile on April 16. 

More than 25,000 previously loved books were distributed to low income students through the bookmobile and reading programs in 2022. Help us “stuff the bookmobile” and keep it full of great titles that kids will enjoy reading and adding to their home libraries.

Partner School Ministry

Our Partner School Ministry helps students gain the skills they need to be successful in school. Volunteers serve one morning a week working one-on-one with students or less frequently helping with school incentive stores and other activities. To learn more contact Linda Anderson at the button below.

Schools We Support

Wendell Phillips – KCMO
King Elementary – KCMO
Wheatley Elementary – KCMO
JA Rogers – KCMO
Welborn Elementary – KCK
Quindaro Elementary – KCK
Ridgeview Elementary – Olathe, KS
Fairview Elementary – Olathe, KS
Apache Elementary – Overland Park, KS

Project Eagle – KCK
Early Learning – KCK
Della Lamb – KCMO
Woodland Early Learning Center – KCMO

Juan Wesley School – Ciudad Espana, Honduras
Ditshego Preschool & Open School – Centurion, South Africa
Malawi Methodist Preschools – Malawi

Backpacks for Hunger

At Resurrection’s partner schools, 75-100% of students qualify for the free/reduced lunch program. These students depend on their school lunch and breakfast programs for the majority of their nutrition needs during the week but don’t have this option over the weekend. Our Backpacks for Hunger program provides nutritious food to help students get through the weekend and return to school on Monday ready to focus on their schoolwork.

Join us as we grow together in our mission to develop cultural awareness and acceptance for all our neighbors. 

We warmly encourage participation in our Cultural Competency training, a prerequisite for engaging in our ongoing Kansas City Mission programs. This valuable training is designed to foster a welcoming and secure environment for everyone we support. By participating, individuals will gain empowerment and education, fostering a deeper understanding of our diverse community and enhancing cross-cultural interactions. This training experience offers an opportunity for each participant to become more attuned to the needs and perspectives of our neighbors. 

This training will equip you to make a meaningful and positive impact. For those seeking to collaborate with our partner organizations, we highly recommend taking part in this training. It’s an essential step towards building a more inclusive and empathetic community for all. Join us in this enriching journey of understanding and serving our diverse community! 

Serve at one of our Pre-K Partners

Our partner school preschools serve families, including immigrant and refugee families, with educational childcare and family support services. Classroom activities provide age-appropriate activities to build children’s social-emotional, physical, language, and cognitive skills. 

In-school serving opportunities are available assisting teachers or students. Volunteers can serve during morning hours on a regular basis or help out from time to time as needed. Those with flexible schedules are especially needed. For more information on training requirements contact Anne Blessing at


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Partner Schools Amazon Wishlist

Our Amazon wishlist is a great place to shop online for the incentive store toys, snacks, and hygiene items that support our Partner Schools need.

Be sure to select “Gift Registry Address” when you checkout and your donation will be shipped directly to our team.