Breaking the Cycle
We provide job training and support that helps struggling parents
lift their children out of poverty.
The Grooming Project is now Pawsperity!
Don’t worry–our program and our mission for helping struggling parents find financial stability through pet grooming remains the same. In fact, that is exactly what our new name so perfectly reflects–prosperity through working with animals. The Grooming Project name will always remain special to us, but as we embark on a new and expanded location and look to the future, we are excited about the possibilities that Pawsperity holds. Our transition from The Grooming Project to Pawsperity will roll out gradually both online and in our new building over the next few months. Watch the short video below to learn more.
The 2022 edition of
GROOMING, LOVE, AND HOPE
We hope you’ll check it out today to hear from some of our brave graduates, generous donors, and Pawsperity staff who make our unique program possible.
The Expand Prosperity Campaign will increase our impact in the community through the construction of a new grooming school, graduate salon, and doggie daycare. Not only will be be able to more than double the number of families we serve, but also we will bring much needed pet care services to the Troost corridor.
Modeling What’s Possible
Aware of her own potential, The Salon manager, Christine Banks (left), wants to show other graduates of The Grooming School how to embrace opportunity. When 26-year-old Christine Banks was selected to the inaugural class of The Grooming Project in 2016, she was a...
As The Salon Expands, Hope Grows
Cassie Bratton, graduate of The Grooming Project, grooms a dog at The Salon in Lee's Summit. The real beauty of The Salon—a nonprofit “beauty shop” for pets in Lee’s Summit—is the fresh opportunity it provides its groomers. All employees—managers, groomers, bathers—...
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
Pawsperity, formerly known as The Grooming Project, 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, high pay professions.
Pawsperity Grooming School
5805 Troost Avenue
Kansas City, MO 64110
Open Tuesday - Friday
8 am to 4 pm
Walk-In Nail Trims
9 am to 2 pm
1650 SE Blue Parkway
Lee's Summit, MO 64063
Open Monday - Saturday
8 am to 5 pm