6301 Paseo Drive
Kansas City, MO 6413

Investment: $42,508,377
Number of New Jobs: 43
Number of Jobs Retained: 68

As part of the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation’s education strategy, JE Dunn constructed the Ewing Marion Kauffman School, which is a public charter school offering rigorous college prep courses free to Kansas City, Missouri residents. The foundation determined the location of the new school was to be situated on a 13 acre site with three buildings that were left vacant for many years.

The property was formerly home to the Church of the Nazarene headquarters. One building was renovated and expanded into a 3 story middle school that included administration, classrooms and shared learning spaces along with a central plant for the entire campus. A new shared space building houses a competition gym and cafeteria. The new 3 story high school includes, a kitchen, learning spaces, administration and administration.

The Kauffman School was a $42,508,377 investment made to help develop and educate the next generation of Kansas City citizens and leaders in our community.

Employment Increases, Minority, and Women Hiring:

The Kauffman School project created several new full time jobs in the community and has a goal to reach 71 new full time positions by 2021. The Kauffman School continues to seek teachers and leaders reflecting the race, ethnicity, and experience of the city and students it serves.

Improvement to Neighborhood and/or Business District:

The new Kauffman School was a vast improvement to the urban core of Kansas City by renovating and expanding vacant buildings and bringing life back into the area. The school attracts 1,000 students that are eager to learn and develop and whom will become leaders and patrons that will give back to community. Designed by Perkins+Will and Momenta, the new campus environment brings positive energy to the community and helps continue the growth of the urban core.

The site selection committee chose the 63rd Street and The Paseo site due to its urban core location in Kansas City and the opportunity to renovate