CDW 2019 organized by:

CDW 2019 featured guests:

“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.  Learn more about Youth Ambassadors

“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. Learn more about Youth Ambassadors

Reimagine!   is based on an exercise used by artists and organizers int Charlotte Street’s Neighborhood Artists Residency in order to build an act of listening into community engagement.  Learn more about the Neighborhood Artists Residency

Reimagine! is based on an exercise used by artists and organizers int Charlotte Street’s Neighborhood Artists Residency in order to build an act of listening into community engagement.
Learn more about the Neighborhood Artists Residency

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.

The 2019 morning session featured YOUTH SPEAK by Youth Ambassadors, a non-profit, strength-based employment program serving teenagers in the Kansas City metropolitan area. The breakout tracks—Building Unusual Partnerships for Community Health, Creating a Safer Community, Engaging All Your Neighbors, and Organizing for Housing Justice—offered in depth discussions of opportunities and challenges, as well as connections to local resources and available tools. Check out the full program and photos!

The Community Development Workshop is hosted annually for neighborhood, government, and nonprofit leaders, residents, grassroots activists, and other community stakeholders from both KS and MO. Stay tuned for the 2020 CDW date.


2019 CDW Extension Sessions:

April 20, 2019
UMKC Center for Neighborhoods Introduction to Neighborhood Environmental Health Workshop
Location TBD
9:00 am-12:00 pm

What does it mean to have a “healthy neighborhood?” How do you raise the quality of life in your community? In partnership with the Missouri Department of Conservation, this series of four workshops will focus on the environmental, social and economic benefits of neighborhood-level conservation. (1 of 4 in a series)
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April 27, 2019
Neighborhoods Breaking Bread Picnic
9th Street Viaduct in the West Bottoms
11:00 am-2:00 pm

Imagine all of our neighborhoods coming together for fun, food, fellowship and an awards ceremony that honors you – our neighborhood leaders, advocates, and residents! You will not want to miss this citywide, neighborhood-wide “Breaking Bread Picnic” hosted by West Bottoms Neighborhood Association and Center for Neighborhoods. A full barbecue meal will be provided at this free event for neighborhood leaders.
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June 8, 2019
KCK/Wyandotte County Affordable Housing Summit
Location and time TBD

Every 4th Monday
KCK Good Neighbor Academy
Livable Neighborhoods , 4953 State Ave., KCK
5:30-7:30 pm

Come and learn about various city departments and what they do. Light dinner provided, childcare available upon request
Learn more: livableneighborhoods@wycokck.org or (913) 573-8737

Date TBD
UMKC Center for Neighborhoods Bylaws Workshop
UMKC Katz Hall, 5005 Rockhill Rd., KCMO
12:00-3:00 pm

In partnership with The Midwest Center for Nonprofit Leadership and Legal Aid of Western Missouri, The Center for Neighborhoods invites you to participate in an opportunity to revise, amend or establish bylaws for your neighborhood organization. Sessions are free, but you must register in advance.
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June 15, 2019
UMKC Center for Neighborhoods’ Annual Fish Fry
Anita B. Gorman Discovery Center
4750 Troost Avenue, KCMO
9:00 am-12:00 pm

Join us for our annual fish fry at the Anita B Gorman Discovery Center. Fish print t-shirts, door prizes, workshops, and more! Bring a dessert and we’ll provide the rest!
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August 2019
So, You Want to Work with Neighborhood Artists…?
Location and time TBD

This workshop will offer both ‘do’ and ‘don’t’ guidelines for how to invite artists to work equitably with your community, and will open discussion on ways to prevent arts-based gentrification from negatively impacting your neighborhood. We will draw on lessons learned from Charlotte Street’s Neighborhood Artists Residency, and feature input from local artists and arts / community organizations.
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October 2019
The State of the Neighborhoods Address
Location and time TBD

The Center for Neighborhoods is pleased to inform you that our first annual “The State of the Neighborhoods Address” will take place in October of 2019! Follow Center for Neighborhoods on Facebook and Twitter for updates about the event this fall.
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Ami Freeberg
Program Coordinator

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e ami@ccfkansascity.org