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United Inner City Services

United Inner City Services


EducationNonprofit MemberBoard of Directors

About Us

For more than 50 years, United Inner City Services (UICS) has served the Kansas City community by addressing challenges facing families in the urban core. Today, UICS’ primary service is its early education program at St. Mark Child & Family Development Center (UICS-St. Mark Center) and the new Metro Child & Family Development Center (UICS-Metro Center), with a strong focus on achieving strong social and emotional outcomes for low-income children.

In addition to early childhood education for up to 240 students, UICS also provides wrap-around supports for families. Wrap-around supports permeate all services to ensure families and their children have increased access to resources and supports that contribute to students’ overall educational success.

Students at UICS thrive on its arts-focused curriculum and its adherence to Conscious Discipline practices that develop students as a whole person, focusing on social and emotional development.


UICS is the home of Kansas City's youngest students!
An arts-based curriculum, promoting social and emotional development is the focus at UICS.
Student graduation to kindergarten always bring about excitement for UICS students!
Students think ahead toward the future, with their own creativity being displayed.
UICS-St. Mark Center Exterior (12th and Brooklyn, KCMO)
UICS-Metro Center Grand Opening in 2019 (39th and Troost, KCMO)


Director of Human Resources
Category: Human Resources / Recruiting
Director of Human Resources Reports to: CEO Status: Exempt Position SummaryThe Director of Human Resources functions as a true generalist that will have both administrative and strategic responsibilities, helping the organization to plan and administer important functions, such as staffing, onboarding, training and development, and compensation and benefits.  This position serves as a vital more
Phone:(816) 994-5400
Fax:(816) 994-5405
Family Advocate
Category: Social Services
Position: Family Advocate Reports To: Director of Family & Community EngagementStatus: Exempt Role: The role of the Family Advocate is to develop partnerships that provide support and empowerment with families of the community.   An essential role of the Family Advocate is to identify needs and locate supportive services necessary for the attainment of self-sufficiency.  The Family Advocate is more
Phone:(816) 994-5400
Fax:(816) 994-5405