Kansas City rightfully celebrated the community’s 2014 volunteerism and generosity.
Above all, the hearts of Kansas City go out to children. It would be transformative if we could look back on 2015 as the year Kansas City offered the additional gift of concern for its families.
This could be the year that working parents of hungry children get paid living wages. It could be the year that employers respect workers’ time with predictable hours.
It could be the year that parents and adult family members gain access to health care. It could be the year that we expand access to affordable quality child care.
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We could reduce the cost of post-secondary education. We could create a community where self-determination is possible and far more families have a chance to thrive.
Let’s hope 2015 is a great year for families.
Carol T. Adams, of Kansas City, worked for the Mid-America Regional Council as an environmental planner. She and her husband, Sam Adams, have two adult children and have lived in Kansas City since 1986. Adams is a member of Platte Woods United Methodist Church.