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Welcome to Center For Neighborhoods
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.
Center for Neighborhoods Celebrates 5 Years!
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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
COMPLETED COHORTS
UNIQUE ORGANIZATIONS AND NEIGHBORHOODS ASSOCIATIONS
GRADUATES
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.
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.
News You Can Use
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The KC Library, in partnership with the CARES Connect Program, has made available several Mobile Device Labs for use in our community.

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4/03 | KC North’s Drive Thru Egg-stravaganza Saturday, April 3, 2021 10 a.m. – Noon Kansas City North Community Center, 3930

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Administered by the Community Capital Fund (CCF), the Neighborhoods Rising Fund (NRF) is a funding collaborative that provides grants for

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EPA Announces Availability of Up to $6 Million in Annual Environmental Justice Grants/ La EPA anuncia la disponibilidad hasta de $6

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You are invited to a Zoom webinar.When: Jan 11, 2021 06:00 PM Central Time (US and Canada)Topic: South Kansas City Alliance Monthly

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Upcoming Events and Neighborhood Meetings
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10 May '21
Third District monthly meeting

Please see the below details to join the 3rd District monthly meeting by phone or via Zoom on Monday, August 10th, 2020 from 6PM to 7:30PM. The Third District monthly meeting is designed to give opportunity for residents to be engaged and informed on various topics on matters in and around the third […]

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10 May '21
North Blue Ridge

@ Addulum Church

  • Monday @ 6:30 pm Monday @ 6:30 pm
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Our Team
Dina Newman

Director

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