Introducing ecosySTEM KC

EcosySTEM KC is part of a national effort to reach young people with ways to engage in science, technology, engineering and math by creating strong community networks.

Launched in fall 2015 with KC STEM Alliance, Kansas Enrichment Network, Mid-America Regional Council and Science Pioneers as the lead agencies and 23 other community STEM organizations and business partners pledging support, ecosySTEM KC is connecting a network of schools, out-of-school programs, museums, science centers, higher education institutions, community-based groups, businesses and STEM professional organizations.

Vision and Mission

With the vision of creating a vibrant STEM-literate community, the ecosySTEM’s mission is to align cross-sector partners who ensure access and equity to quality STEM experiences for all.

EcosySTEM KC represents how all of the organizations engaged in STEM outreach in Kansas City have agreed to work together to reach a common vision.

Initially, this strategy will focus on students, educators and families in two urban school districts–Kansas City Public Schools and Kansas City Kansas Public Schools.

ecosySTEM KC Core Team Members

KC STEM Alliance

Kansas Enrichment Network

Mid-America Regional Council

Science Pioneers powered by Science City

ecosySTEM KC Leadership Team

These organizations work with the core team to lead work in the Kansas City area:

Kansas City Area Life Sciences Institute

KC Digital Drive

Kansas City Public Library

Kansas City Public Schools

Kansas City Kansas Public Schools

Kansas City Mayor’s Office

KC Social Innovation Network


University of Kansas Center for STEM Learning

KC Rising

KC Rising is a long-term vision for the greater Kansas City region to build capacity, bring existing businesses to scale and fully realize the KC region’s potential. KC Rising is regional in focus, but global in perspective targeting high growth in trade, people and ideas. These documents relate to work focusing on developing, attracting and retaining the talent needed to increase the region’s pace of innovation and sustain inclusive growth.

Talent to Industry Exchanges

Education Asset Inventory

Common Sector Competencies Report

One Year Update

Learn More

Learn more about the STEM Funders Network STEM Learning Ecosystem here.

Download a pdf of more information about the ecosySTEM KC here.

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