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KConnect is a network of public and private organizations working to advance a collective movement aimed at ensuring all children in Kent County have an equitable path to economic prosperity through quality education, family, and community supports.  


We help our teams (Core, Cross-Cutting, and Foundational) determine what changes they’d like to see in the system and how they can work together to create that change in the community. We also work with organizations, businesses, and government entities to host and share data that supports these proposed changes. In the end, KConnect is simply a behind-the-scenes community support working to improve the lives of all children and families in Kent County


Fundamental to our vision is that we are committed to nothing less than closing the unacceptable achievement gaps for low-income students and children of color, and increasing the achievement for all students from prenatal to college and career.


KConnect was founded in 2013 to improve equitable outcomes for children and young adults in Kent County from prenatal through age 36. We do this by bringing together teams of people from across the county who provide expertise in early childhood education, the tools to be successful in school, help to enter and persist through college, and assistance finding a sustainable career.

Governed By

KConnect is governed by a 13-member Board of Trustees which includes representatives from the private, public, and philanthropic sectors. 

Nonprofit Status

KConnect is a 501(c)(3) organization.

Contact Information

Katie Hop, Director of Communications
(616) 644-7644