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John Fierro Kansas City Notable Latino

KCPS is celebrating National Hispanic Heritage Month featuring notable Latino community members who have made a difference in the city and/or the nation. Today, we honor John Fierro, President/CEO of Mattie Rhodes Center and a long-time public figure in Kansas City.

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KCPS is celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month with profiles of Latinos who have made a difference in our community. Today, we remember Yvonne Vazquez Rangel, an education advocate who lobbied for access to bilingual education. 

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KCPS is continuing our celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month with a spotlight on Rebecca Jaramillo, an advocate for equal rights and a founder of Fiesta Hispana, one of the first celebrations of Hispanic Heritage Month in Kansas City.

Local Kansas City Hero Primitivo Garcia

Primitivo Garcia is often referred to as Kansas City's first local Hispanic hero. One KCPS elementary school is named after this hero after he gave his life to save his English teacher in 1967.

Restorative Justice

Vision

KCPS is a district where dignity is valued and upheld in all spaces

Mission

The KCPS Restorative Justice Department is committed to building a dignified, safe, and supportive community through culture-building activities and student accountability. Restorative Justice will be widely recognized in KCPS as an effective, evidence-based alternative to retributive policies and punitive school discipline, capable of reducing violence and fostering school safety. When embraced more broadly, restorative justice and restorative practices will build empathy, restore dignity, enable healing, and strengthen communities as we strive toward a just society in which all lives have equal value.

Restorative Justice in a Snapshot

Supported Re-Entry Restorative Interventions Culture Building and Uplifting Practices

Restorative Justice Coordinator Residency Program

The RJC Residency is a grow-your-own program aimed at recruiting, developing, and retaining Restorative Justice Coordinators.

Restorative Justice Coordinator Residency Program

Meet the Staff

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