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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.
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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.
News You Can Use
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In case you missed it: City Council voted to adopt the Wendell Phillips Downtown East Neighborhood Plan and Development Strategy last week.

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In case you missed it: The Kansas City Auditor has released a report detailing the results of an audit conducted on how the City handles

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Upcoming meetings this week 4/18-4/22/2022 The following are some of the KCMO meetings and agenda items are scheduled for this week. Before

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The UMKC-Center for Neighborhoods is celebrating its 6th Anniversary with an Open House on Saturday April 23rd. You’re invited to

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Standing committees were canceled for the week of April 4-April 8. In case you missed it: Outgoing Police Chief Rick Smith announces the

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Upcoming Events and Neighborhood Meetings
24 May '22
Neighborhood Business Night

Following up on our highly successful, Center for Neighborhoods Neighborhood Check-In last month – we invite you to attend CFN Neighborhood Business Night on Tuesday May 24, 2022 at our offices at 4747 Troost or online via Zoom.   This event will be a neighborhood check-in with a twist: bring […]

  • Tuesday @ 5:30 pm Tuesday @ 7:30 pm
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24 May '22
  • Tuesday @ 6:30 pm Tuesday @ 7:30 pm
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24 May '22
49/63 Neighborhood Coalition Meeting

49/63 Neighborhood Coalition Meeting 4th Tuesday Bi-Monthly (beginning January) at Rockhurst College Community Center, 5401 Troost, KCMO.

  • Tuesday @ 7:00 pm Tuesday @ 8:00 pm
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25 May '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 […]

  • Wednesday @ 9:00 am Wednesday @ 10:00 am
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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

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