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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. 

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 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.

Thank you, KCPS Summerfest Volunteers!

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KCPS staff and community volunteers spent Saturday, Aug. 13, 2022, distributing backpacks and school supplies to students. Together, we were able to pass out more than 4,500 backpacks! Check out the full photo album on Flickr.

A big THANK YOU to the KCPS staff and community volunteers who made this year's Summerfest a HUGE success! With your help, we were able to distribute more than 4,500 backpacks with school supplies!

Our partners also provided KCPS families with childhood immunizations, COVID-19 vaccines, sports physicals and health groceries at this one-stop back-to-school event.

Special thanks to Kansas City Public Schools Education Foundation, Sack Nation Foundation, local McDonald's restaurants, Swope Health, Children's Mercy, FOX 4 News Love Fund For Children, University Health KC, City of Kansas City, Mo., Health Department and Samuel U. Rodgers Health for your ongoing support of KCPS Summerfest.