Breaking the Cycle

      Job training and support that helps struggling parents 

lift their children out of poverty. 

What’s Happening at The Grooming Project

We have now implemented curbside check-in/pick-up in order to maximize safety. Call today to make your pet’s appointment!


Give today to help Kansas City families!

Our students overcome significant barriers on their path to becoming certified pet groomers. Your end of the year gift will help dozens more families in the new year. Learn more here. 

Now Offering Curbside Drop-Off/Pick-Up!

In order to maximize safety for our clients and staff, we are currently utilizing curbside drop-off and pick-up. When calling to book your appointment, out staff will explain the procedures. When arriving at The Grooming Project, you will follow the instructional signs and wait for a staff member to greet you at your car! 

Check our our 2019 Annual Report!

Our 2019 Annual Report is now available. We hope you’ll take a few minutes to read about the great things our students and staff accomplished here!

“To ensure that kids thrive and succeed from birth onward, we must simultaneously address the obstacles facing their parents.”

                                                                                – Annie E. Casey Foundation

Empowering the Parent to Empower the Child (EPEC) is a 501c3 organization dedicated to reducing generational poverty in Kansas City.

Through our state-certified grooming school and our Lee's Summit grooming salon, we train struggling parents to be pet groomers and salon managers, both in-demand, living-wage trades.

The School

5829 Troost Ave, Suite B.

Kansas City, MO 64110


Open Tuesday - Friday

8 am to 4 pm


The Salon

1650 SE Blue Parkway

Lee's Summit, MO 64063


Open Tuesday - Saturday

8 am to 5 pm