Local Partnerships

Unbound creates opportunity around the world, including right here in Kansas City.

Cristo Rey Kansas City

Unbound is a founding partner of Cristo Rey High School's work study program in Kansas City. Through the program, students can subsidize about half the cost of their education. Unbound provides employment for several Cristo Rey students each semester so they can raise funds toward their tuition and gain invaluable work experience.

Cristo Rey student Annette at her computer
Cristo Rey student Anett helps
in the Child Services department.

Operation Breakthrough

Unbound sponsors one of the rooms in Operation Breakthrough's "Green Neighborhood." Each weekday, Operation Breakthrough cares for more than 400 children ranging from 6 weeks in age to 13 years. More than 20 percent of the children are homeless or at risk for becoming homeless — living in battered women's or homeless shelters or transitional living programs in Kansas City. Unbound provides funding for mental health care for the kids and family services to help mothers provide a better life for their children.

Scott Wasserman plays with a child at Operation Breakthrough
Watch to learn more about the partnership between Unbound and Operation Breakthrough.


The Learning Club of KCK

Unbound staff members volunteer weekly by tutoring children at Chalet Manor public housing in the Argentine neighborhood of Kansas City, Kan. The Learning Club of KCK serves more than 100 children, in first to seventh grades, at five worksites, focusing on homework help and enrichment activities. Unbound and the Learning Club of KCK share the goal of helping children who live in poverty realize their limitless potential through a one-to-one relationship.

Unbound employee Toby and his friend Della at Learning Club
Unbound employee Tobby and his friend Della.


Unbound partners with JobOne, the largest vocational services agency serving adults with disabilities in Western Missouri, to help process thousands of letters and photos coming into our global headquarters from around the world. Our partnership has helped cut turnaround time for getting letters out to Unbound sponsors. For JobOne, the partnership has provided its employees with the opportunity to be part of a team, to be valued, to have purpose and to be proud of their accomplishments and successes.

JobOne employees pose for a photo.