Today, we’re thrilled to announce two incredible organizations as the latest recipients of matching grants using funding from Ballmer Group. Kansas City Local Investment Commission (LINC) and St. Louis Area Resources for Community and Human Services (ARCHS), key providers of out-of-school childcare and crucial coordinating hubs in their communities, will upgrade to Apricot 360 licenses, empowering them to:
• Harness data for better, more holistic reporting
• Proactively identify risks and take action
• Address chronic absenteeism
• Support education enrichment in out-of-school time programs
This follows last month’s announcement of Kansas City Public Schools as the first district in the nation to join our initiative to share data and increase collaboration between schools and local nonprofit organizations. Kansas City LINC will be one of the first nonprofits to participate in this partnership to provide 360-degree support and improve outcomes for the students they serve that attend schools in the district.
Here’s what Brent Schondelmeyer, deputy director of community engagement for LINC, had to say about the news:
“Robust, state-of-the-art data systems are needed to tackle complex community issues that straddle jurisdictions, funding streams or single-focused initiatives. Upgrading to Apricot 360 will allow us to effectively address the myriad of issues, such as absenteeism, that often affect working poor families facing the enormous pressures of improving the futures of their children.”