About Us

Kansas City Charity for Children

Serving Kansas City
for Over 137 years.

Then

Over the past 138 years, our organization has evolved to meet the ever-changing needs of the community. In the early days of our founding as The Provident Association in 1880, we helped families overcome joblessness, floods and epidemics. Over the decades, we responded to the impact of wars, poverty and societal changes to support families and children in pursuit of stability and happiness.

Now

Today, our family of programming uses high-impact, research-based approaches to create brighter futures for Kansas City. We’re focused on supporting families, teachers and child care providers in their work to prepare young children for success in school and life.

Our Culture

The Family Conservancy is committed to being thoughtful, responsible and accountable in its work around issues of diversity, cultural competency and inclusion, so we provide high quality services in an environment that is

welcoming, nurturing and equally beneficial to all. This commitment is outlined in our Cultural Competency Plan and is guided by the following core values:

Respect

Treat everyone in our diverse community; including employees, consumers and stakeholders; with dignity.

Stewardship

Sustain our mission by wisely managing our human and financial resources for the greatest impact.

Quality

Challenge ourselves to improve our systems and services through innovation and collaboration.

Compassion

Put people first with sensitivity and empathy.

Leadership Team

Dean Olson President & CEO
Paula Neth Vice President of Programs
Christopher Potthast Vice President of Finance and Administration
Jocelyn Mourning Vice President of Development and Communications
Marla Baldwin Clinical Director
Jenny Brandt Early Care and Education Director

Workplace Programs

The Family Conservancy strives to create a working environment that supports the growth of team members in work and life. We’re proud participants in the following workplace improvement programs:

 
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