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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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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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As November 3rd is quickly approaching, we know there are people that need more information about what’s on their ballot. It’s important

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Kansas City, MO Covid-19 cases are up 8.09% after the first two weeks of September. The Positivity Rate in Kansas City, MO from Aug.23 – Sept.

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Last week Mr. Sandy Eeds, President of the League of Women Voters, spoke to CFN cohorts in our Social Connecting / Physical Distancing Portal about

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Mid-America Regional Council After five weeks of online community discussion about how climate action can make a difference in the Kansas City

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July 12-18 Neighborhood Planning and Development Committee Ordinance 200497 is held again until next week. This ordinance seeks to establish a policy

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Last Week at City Hall City Plan Commission Most of the cases were continued, but here are two highlights from the cases that were heard.

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Last Week at City Hall Neighborhood Planning and Development Committee NPD was off this week. City Council City Council was off this week. Other

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Center for Neighborhoods was referenced in the Urban Land Institute’s Advisory Series Panel Report, December 1-6, 2019.  A 58-page report

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#VOTEKC is a non-partisan initiative which has brought together a diverse group of organizations to educate and mobilize Kansas City voters. We

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Upcoming Events and Neighborhood Meetings
07 Dec '20
  • Monday @ 6:30 pm Monday @ 8:00 pm
  • 2502 Cherry St, Ronald McDonald House Charities of Kansas City Longfellow House, Kansas City, MO.
  • Tuesday @ 9:00 am Tuesday @ 12:00 pm
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  • Tuesday @ 6:30 pm Tuesday @ 7:30 pm
  • 4301 E 43 St, Vineyard Neighborhood Association, Kansas City, MO.
08 Dec '20
  • Tuesday @ 6:30 pm Tuesday @ 8:00 pm
  • 4201 E 63 St, Southeast Community Center, Kansas City, MO.
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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