Breaking the Cycle

We provide job training and support that helps struggling parents 

lift their children out of poverty. 

HELP US EXPAND PROSPERITY TO MORE KANSAS CITY FAMILIES THROUGH OUR CAPITAL CAMPAIGN!

What’s New at The Grooming Project

A Life-Long Love of Animals Breeds New Opportunities

Christina Lough, a January 2022 graduate of The Grooming Project, said one of things she likes most about working as a groomer at The Salon in Lee’s Summit is the creativity to adapt a breed’s standard cut to a dog’s particular facial features. “What’s considered a...

Gaining Independence Takes a Group

Cassie Bratton struggled to regain her independence after an abusive relationship, until she met the group at The Grooming Project. Growing up, Cassie Bratton loved life, and she loved her dogs. Her days were relatively steady and normal. Until an abusive relationship...

Check out our first magazine, GROOMING, LOVE AND HOPE!

You’ll hear from some of our brave graduates, hard working students, and our staff who make our unique program possible.

Our first family residence facility is now open, thanks to generous donors!

A dream is now a reality, thanks to our incredibly generous donors! Our 6 family transitional living residence is complete and ready for move-in! Be sure to watch this video tour of our beautiful new building, and hear from Jarrod Sanderson, our Chief Operations Officer, about the inspiration for this new facility!

“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

816.214.5376

Open Tuesday - Friday

8 am to 4 pm

Walk-In Nail Trims

9 am to 3 pm

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The Salon

1650 SE Blue Parkway

Lee's Summit, MO 64063

816.525.2440

Open Monday - Saturday

8 am to 5 pm