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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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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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This Week at City Hall August 8-12, 2022 August is the month for PIAC hearings and PIAC applications are due 8/31. PIAC application form

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This Week at City Hall – June 27 – July 1 In case you missed it: Last Thursday, City Council passed an ordinance which will make it

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This Week at City Hall – June 13 – June 17 In case you missed it: This week is going to be hot, with record setting heat! There are a

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This Week at City Hall – June 6 – June 10 Updates from last week: Since council committees and commissions were on break, there’s

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Upcoming Events and Neighborhood Meetings
20 Aug '22
Gregory Ridge

3rd Saturday of the Month 9:30 AM (Zoom)

  • Saturday @ 9:30 am Saturday @ 10:30 am
  • , 3800 E 73rd St, Kansas City, MO 64132, USA, , .
20 Aug '22
Foxtown East NHA Meeting

Call before to confirm the meeting time and place. Cheryl Mack 816 361 7674 Temple of Faith 3rd Saturday of each Month 10 am-12 pm Temple of faith on Gregory and Agnes (Zoom)

  • Saturday @ 10:00 am Saturday @ 12:00 pm
  • , 3000 E Gregory Blvd, Kansas City, MO 64132, USA, , .
20 Aug '22
Key Coalition

online

  • Saturday @ 2:00 pm Saturday @ 4:00 pm
  • , Kansas City Public Library: Lucile H. Bluford Branch, 3050 Prospect Ave, Kansas City, MO 64128, USA, , .
22 Aug '22
Tri-Blenheim Neighborhood Assoc.

Meeting Room #4 (ZOOM)

  • Monday @ 6:30 pm Monday @ 7:30 pm
  • , Research Medical Center, 2316 E Meyer Blvd, Kansas City, MO 64132, USA, , .
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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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