United Inner City Services (UICS) is a multi-service community based agency that has served the 12th Street downtown Kansas City, Missouri corridor since 1967. Over the years, UICS has addressed the issues of the urban core including employment, emergency assistance, housing, violence intervention, early childhood education and youth services.
UICS' core service is our early childhood education program. Started in 1972 to meet the urgent needs of neighborhood families. In 2004, in response to a growing demand for high quality early education by welfare to work families, UICS opened the state-of-the-art St. Mark Child and Family Development Center. The Center serves as a neighborhood anchor, providing a safe, warm, and inviting site for a variety of community services, including emergency assistance, a food pantry, arts programs, and neighborhood outreach.