Center for Neighborhoods welcomes first group of Neighborhood Leaders

Date: June 6, 2016
Time: 5:30 p.m.

4747 Troost

UMKC Center for Neighborhoods Welcomes First Cohort Group of Community Leaders!

Group will engage in 12 weeks of interactive classes and workshops that begin Monday June 6, 2016.

The UMKC Center for Neighborhoods in the Department of Architecture, Urban Planning + Design (AUP+D), will welcome the first group of neighborhood leaders who will participate the Center’s program. The event is scheduled for 5:30 p.m. Monday, June 6 at 4747 Troost Ave., Kansas City, Mo.

The initial cohort is the first of several groups, drawn from 35 people representing 17 neighborhoods, who will participate in the Center’s program.

Areas of focus will include: Neighborhood Governance and Leadership; Technology and Communications; Neighborhood Health and Safety; and Neighborhood Planning and Development. Cohort 1 represents neighborhoods located throughout Kansas City, Missouri and covers a wide range of neighborhoods in size, location and capacity from the Missouri River to South Kansas City.

“As an urban-serving university, UMKC has a charter-based responsibility to meet the needs of the urban population in the Kansas City region, and the Center of Neighborhoods is poised to serve as the catalyst for university-community partnerships that help meet the needs of these neighborhoods,” said Dina Newman, Director of the Center.

While Cohort 1 is full, interested neighborhood leaders are invited to sign up for Cohort 2, which is scheduled to begin in the fall.

After the kickoff event, the regularly scheduled Monday night classes will take place at Katz Hall, 5005 Rockhill Road on the UMKC campus.

For more information, please contact: Dina Newman at 816-235-6931, or visit our website: Center website