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Plaza Comunitaria

Mexico, KCPS launch adult education program

Kansas City, MO - A program called Plaza Comunitaria launched today at East High school in Kansas City, a joint partnership between Kansas City Public Schools and the Government of Mexico.

The program is geared toward Mexican nationals and other Latinos who have children enrolled in KCPS schools. It's for those 15 years of age and older and is an effort to bolster their education.

"The government of Mexico is providing them with additional resources so they can strive in education," said Alfonso Navarro-Bernachi, head consul of the Mexican Consulate in Kansas City. "And to also encourage them to be more active members of their communities."

The program's costs are underwritten by the Mexican government.

Navarro-Bernachi joined KCPS Superintendent Mark Bedell Thursday for a ceremonial signing and ribbon cutting at East High.  Classes begin in about a week.