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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.

Justice in the Schools

Justice in the Schools (JTS) is a FREE legal service provided to students and families within the Kansas City Public School system. This joint project is made possible through the supportive efforts of the KCPS school district and School Smart KC.

The legal clinic defends families of KCPS students against wrongful evictions to prevent homelessness and keep students in their current school. JTS also helps KCPS families with many other legal issues that negatively affect student attendance. All legal services are free of charge to eligible families within the school district.

Issues We CAN Assist With:

  • Public and Subsidized Housing Issues
  • Landlord/Tenant Law (Eviction Defense)
  • Family Law and Guardianships
  • Domestic Violence Protection
  • Foreclosure Prevention
  • Healthcare
  • Food stamps, TANF, SSI and Medicaid
  • Consumer Matters (Car loan issues, Bankruptcy, etc.)
  • Denial of Unemployment Benefits

Issues We CAN’T Assist With:

  • Personal Injury Lawsuits
  • Worker’s Compensation
  • Criminal Cases, including traffic violations
Please contact us about your potential legal needs by calling (816) 418-2052.

Or, send us a message through the email form below.

Information provided through the webform will be shared directly with Legal Aid and used to assist in reaching you and providing help with your legal issue.

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