7TH ANNUAL COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT WORKSHOP
Saturday, March 9, 2019
8:30 am - 1:30 pm
Kauffman Foundation Conference Center
CDW 2019 organized by:
CDW 2019 featured guests:
The annual Community Development Workshop (CDW) is an opportunity to learn with leaders in community development, collaborate with other neighborhood changemakers, and be empowered to transform your community.
The Community Development Workshop offers neighborhood, government, and nonprofit leaders, residents, grassroots activists, and other community stakeholders from both KS and MO, a free opportunity to learn, collaborate, and build new relationships that support community development.
This year’s morning session will feature Youth Speak by Youth Ambassadors, a non-profit, strength-based employment program serving teenagers in the Kansas City metropolitan area, followed by four breakout tracks to choose from. The tracks—Affordable Housing, Community Engagement, Healthy Communities, Neighborhood Safety—will offer a discussion of opportunities and challenges, as well as connections to local resources and available tools.
Registration is free but required, with an option to donate available. Donations directly support this event. Breakfast, coffee, and lunch are provided to all registered participants. The Community Development Workshop is open to neighborhood, government, and nonprofit leaders, residents, grassroots activists, and other community stakeholders from both KS and MO.
About Youth Speak
“I speak, because I too have a voice that needs to be heard.”
Youth Speak, created by Youth Ambassadors, is a space for youth to share personal journal writings of real life issues. The voice of our youth, while often ignored, reminds us that our struggles, pains, triumphs, and joys share a common thread of hope. Youth Ambassadors, having found writing to be a powerful tool for growth and change, write to heal and rejoice. Today we join together to witness the strength of our youth in the face of adversity and celebrate their passion, talent, and contributions to the future of our communities.
Resources from 2018 CDW:
Resources from the Affordable Housing Session
Resources from the Asset Based Community Development workshops