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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.
News You Can Use
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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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July 19-25 City Plan Commission Most of the meeting was spent two companion cases, CD-CPC-2019-00201 and CD-CPC-2020-00202, an amendment to the KCI

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Startup Assets for Economic (SAFE) Opportunity Grant Program to Provide Financial Support to New and Aspiring Entrepreneurs: Kansas City, Mo. (July

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July 12-21 Board of Zoning Adjustment The BZA denies CD-SUP-2020-00021, the second defeat in a week for this special use permit request, located at

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Kansas City had 424 new positive cases of Covid-19 last week (July 13-17). That is a 171.8% increase since Mayor Lucas re-implemented mandatory mask

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The UMKC Center for Neighborhoods invites you to a scheduled Zoom meeting. Kick off your 2020 PIAC application process with this workshop.

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City committees and commissions did not meet for the week of June 29, 2020-July 3, 2020 due to Independence Day. July 6-10 City Plan Commission CASE

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Upcoming Events and Neighborhood Meetings
13 Aug '20
  • Thursday @ 3:00 pm Thursday @ 6:00 pm
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13 Aug '20
First District Virtual PIAC Hearing with In-Person Option

https://zoom.us/j/99647992875?pwd=NW1kRFptcjFoWTJpUE9YbHE0a05wZz09 Password: 327522 Zoom call in option – 312.626.6799 Zoom Conference ID – 99647992875

  • Thursday @ 6:00 pm Thursday @ 8:00 pm
  • 4420 NE Chouteau Trfy, NNI, Kansas City, MO.
13 Aug '20
  • Thursday @ 6:30 pm Thursday @ 8:00 pm
  • 3013 E 9 St, Salvation Army, Kansas City, MO.
13 Aug '20
Eastwood Hills Membership Meeting

We have membershipmeetings with potluck dinners on the second Thursday of the month at 6:30 p.m.The meetings include the KCPD Community Interaction Officers from East andMetro Patrols. We meet at the Eastwood Hills Community Association CommunityCenter, 7400 Ozark Road, Kansas City, MO 64129.  Neighborhood contact Gale Burrus, gugalule@gmail.com    

  • Thursday @ 6:30 pm Thursday @ 8:00 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