Promoting Inclusion,

Initiating Social


Your Team for Social Advocacy in Kansas

Both our staff and our board members live in communities across the state of Kansas. We’re your friends, your neighbors, sharing the joys and responsibilities of our collective growth.

To ensure the future of our state remains bright for all of Kansas, we make it our life’s work to compassionately understand what Kansans face and then systemically improve:

  • Child Welfare
  • Food Insecurity/Hunger
  • Youth & Adult Justice
  • Integrated Voter Engagement

Social Advocacy in Kansas

Our advocacy professionals analyze data from multiple sources, finding the real story behind the numbers and presenting it to legislators for active change and to fellow organizations and concerned citizens for grassroots advocacy.

Our Reports for Social Advocacy in Kansas


Expand Medicaid to Unlock Savings

Medicaid expansion could save the Kansas Department of Corrections around $11 million. Our white paper explains how it could benefit Kansans in need, and Kansas’s bottom line.

COVID-19 and Hunger in Kansas

This report examines how hunger and hardship in Kansas were impacted by COVID-19, and it explores opportunities for policymakers to respond to hunger not just during the pandemic and its recovery period but in the years to come.

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SOUL Family Legal Permanency Program

In partnership with the Annie E. Casey Foundation, this program was designed by and for young people in foster care to reflect their vision of family and supportive adult networks.

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Strengthen Families Rebuild Hope

Kansas Appleseed is a part of the Strengthen Families Rebuild Hope (SFRH) coalition, an independent coalition formed in 2018 advocating for a better foster care system for Kansas kids. The coalition has convened town halls, produced reports on the status of Kansas’s foster care system, and advocated for statewide reforms. SFRH is comprised of youth who have experienced foster care, foster parents, social workers, and other allies.

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Litigation Partners

The fight to reform our state’s foster care system isn’t just important to Kansans; it is also important across the country. In our 2018 lawsuit (M.B. v. Howard), we partnered with these individuals and organizations to transform the broken foster care system and end years of victimization and trauma for Kansas children.

Help Us Make an Impact in Kansas

We must ensure our state enables all its eligible citizens to participate in a positive society. Kansans, working together, can build a state full of thriving, inclusive, and just communities.

Contact us about advocacy opportunities. We’ll provide the information, strategies, and motivation to create a supportive system for Democracy.

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A Clear Vision of the Future for Kansas

All Kansans should have the resources they need to support themselves and raise healthy families.

All Kansans should be able to participate fully in their communities.

All Kansans benefit from a fair and effective system of justice.

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