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We engage, equip and empower volunteer leaders with the tools they need to address the challenges and take advantage of the opportunities in their neighborhoods and community. Center For Neighborhoods utilizes an asset-based community development (ABCD) methodology, which works to build communities from the inside out.
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OUR COHORT NEIGHBORHOOD LEADERSHIP PROGRAM
We’re proud of the graduates of our Neighborhood Leadership Program (cohort classes) which we provide free of cost to the volunteer leaders of neighborhoods and homeowners associations in the Kansas City, Missouri area.
YEARS OF SERVICE
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1st Cohort Graduates
1st Cohort Graduates
The Neighborhood Leadership Program is built around a 12-week course with a selected Cohort of volunteer leaders from Missouri neighborhoods and homeowners associations. Our leadership Cohorts work together to build their organizations and team members.
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When the flames go creeping;When the smoke plume is leaping;We’ll play like we’re sleepingWhile the world’s on fire. While the skies

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This (and next) Week at City Hall September is warming up! Get out there and see what’s happening in your city. Today – September 7,

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This Week at City Hall: What’s Happening? Week of August 29, 2022 PIAC Applications are due today – Wednesday 31 August 2022!! The arts

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This week at City Hall It’s the 22nd day of eighth month of the year 2022. Born on this date: Happy Birthday to CFN Team member Thomas

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This week’s theme: On the trail without a fact sheet! On the trail was written by Ferde Grofé – an American composer as part of his

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Upcoming Events and Neighborhood Meetings
28 Sep '22
Paseo West Neighborhood Meeting

Paseo West meets every fourth Wednesday of the month (except for November andDecember) at 9 a.m. at The Arts Asylum, 1000 E. 9th St, KCMO 64106 * Due to the pandemic, PWNA has met by Zoom and in-person atthe outdoor picnic area at Zahner, 1400 E. 9th St for more […]

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  • Thursday @ 6:30 pm Thursday @ 7:30 pm
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Some Good News from 2020!
Neighborhoods Rising Fund
In June of 2020, Community Capital Fund announced the neighborhood organizations who were awarded the Neighborhoods Rising Fund(NRF) grants. Out of the 29 Missouri organizations who received NRF grant, 15 are Center for Neighborhood cohorts! Here’s a few pics of the neighborhood leaders receiving their check.
Congrats to all the recipients, and thank you for all your hard work and dedication.
SC//PD Portal
When covid-19 hit CFN created the Social Connecting // Physical Distancing portal, initially to keep a safe and open line of contact with our neighbors. It quickly turned into something so much more… From April to December CFN put on 40 virtual sessions and workshops and offered 1:1 assistance to all members of previous Cohorts 1-7 – while actively converting Cohort 8 to the same platform.
Our Team
Dina Newman

Director - Center for Neighborhoods

Jacob Wagner

Associate Professor of Urban Planning + Design

LaMonica M. Upton

Outreach & Engagement Coordinator

Erin Royals

Neighborhood Outreach & Research Coordinator

Learn more about our team and our partners