WELCOME TO THE UPPER ROOM

Our story began in a literal “upper room” above an urban core Catholic church on Swope Parkway in Kansas City, Missouri. In 1997, the Upper Room was formed to raise $1.5 million to renovate this space in disrepair since the 1960s. This transformation created the learning center which has been home to thousands of students and volunteers ever since. As we continue to grow with the support of our families, we look forward to providing opportunities to thousands of students in Kansas City’s urban core.


FREE SUMMER PROGRAM FOR KIDS

Our summer program is focused on helping students in Kansas City to prevent the academic slide that can happen during the summer months. The program is also designed to help working parents who are looking for a fun and educational environment.

This program is for students in Kansas City entering Kindergarten to 8th grade. Our program runs from 7:30 am to 6:00 pm, Mondays through Fridays in the summer. Students focus on English language arts, math, art, music, and physical activity. Each program is staffed with certified teachers, youth development leaders, and volunteer tutors.

  • VOLUNTEER

    We need volunteers who can work one-on-one with our students who struggle with reading. You can help!

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  • JOIN OUR TEAM

    New career opportunities are available at The Upper Room. Join our team of talented educational professionals.

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  • "My son has attended the Upper Room Summer program for 5 years and he loves it - and so do I. Best summer academic program ever!" - Jessica H.