About About the University of Missouri-Kansas City The University of Missouri-Kansas City, one of four University of Missouri campuses, is a public university serving more than 16,000 undergraduate, graduate, and professional students. UMKC engages with the community and economy based on its six-part mission: placing student success at the center; leading in life and health sciences; advancing urban engagement; excelling in visual and performing arts; embracing diversity; and promoting research and economic development. For more information about UMKC, visit the UMKC about page. You can also find us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter, see us on Instagram, and watch us on YouTube. About Community Connect UM System Community Connect sites tell the stories of partnerships with communities across the state and highlight ways to get involved. In 2020, the UM System and each of its four universities launched their Community Connect platforms – tools designed to improve opportunities for communication and connection between the universities and various populations in the communities they serve. Each Community Connect site features stories of community engagement, upcoming events, resources, services and campus contacts to support and facilitate community conversations. Each site also includes an Impact Report – key data about the impact the universities are making in their communities. At the UM System level, users can sort data by county or legislative district to see the programs, opportunities and impact data in targeted area in the report. Users can also see how the UMKC campus is impacting our community, by looking at our campus-specific Impact Report. If you have questions about the UMKC Community Connect site, please contact our Engagement Leaders. What is Engagement? Fundamentally, engagement is a mutually-beneficial partnership between Universities and their communities. In this context, all the ways in which the University of Missouri System and the greater community partner to establish a relationship of value, share information and improve the lives of those in Missouri and beyond is considered engagement work. The UM System Office of Engagement and Outreach recognizes and celebrates the engagement that happens organically through daily interactions between the public and each person, unit, department, office, and school at all four universities across the system. The Office of Engagement seeks to leverage these interactions and foster even stronger ties with the citizens of Missouri through strategic engagement, which can come in many forms.