We are thrilled to announce the NorthPoint Foundation’s recent gift to Kansas City International Academy (KCIA), a remarkable charter school in the Kansas City, MO School District. Recognizing the transportation limitations faced by the school’s students, we have gifted KCIA with two 14-passenger vans, ensuring that their students can now safely and conveniently travel to and from sporting events and extracurricular activities.

The gratitude expressed by KCIA for this generous gift is truly heartwarming. These vans will serve as a lifeline, opening up countless opportunities for their students on so many levels. With limited transportation options, many students were unable to participate fully in the enriching experiences that sports and extracurricular activities offer. However, thanks to the support of the NorthPoint Foundation, this barrier has been lifted, and the students of KCIA can now actively engage in these valuable pursuits. KCIA is not just an ordinary school; it is a beacon of educational excellence with an international focus. Embracing the rich diversity within its student body, KCIA welcomes children from over 25 different countries, many of whom are English Language Learners fluent in over 15 languages.

Through its inclusive approach, KCIA goes above and beyond to create a world-class educational environment that impacts the lives of its students every single day. The NorthPoint Foundation firmly believes in the power of education and the importance of equitable opportunities for all. By providing these vans to KCIA, we are investing in the future of these incredible students and supporting their holistic development. We are honored to partner with KCIA in their mission to empower students from diverse backgrounds and help them reach their full potential.

At the NorthPoint Foundation, we are committed to making a difference in the lives of children and their communities. Through our continued support and impactful giving, we aim to create a brighter future where every child has access to quality education and the resources they need to thrive. Together, with partners like KCIA, we can build a stronger, more inclusive world for all.

Natasha Rickel

Marketing & Communications Coordinator

Meet our dedicated Marketing & Communications Coordinator, Natasha, a seasoned professional with a flair for strategic brand management and integrated marketing. With an impressive background in spearheading innovative initiatives for the largest privately-held industrial development company in the US, Natasha brings a unique blend of expertise in communications, content creation, and digital strategy. Holding an M.S. in Journalism and Mass Communications with a focus in Integrated Marketing Communications from the University of Kansas, Natasha is committed to driving growth and shaping impactful brand narratives. As a board member and active member of KC IABC and the Content Marketing & Communications Manager for NorthPoint Development, Natasha plays a crucial role in our mission to enhancing the lives of children in our communities.