Breaking the Cycle

      Job training that allows parents to do

their most important job:

raise 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!


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!

Lee's Summit Salon Open April 24th!

Our Lee’s Summit Salon will be reopening for grooming this Friday, April 24th! Jackson County, MO has deemed grooming an essential service. We will be implementing curbside drop off and pick up to keep everyone safe. Visit The Salon website to learn more and contact us for an appointment!

The Grooming Project featured on the Dog Words Podcast!

Listen to Betty Jean Curran, our Director of Student Services, talk about the human-animal bond aspect of The Grooming Project 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



The Salon

1650 SE Blue Parkway

Lee's Summit, MO 64063