If you have questions about the Center for Neighborhoods, do not hesitate to contact us at 816-235-6931 or email,



Upcoming Events, Grants & Opportunities

Recruiting Neighborhood Leaders, Advocates and Residents for the fourth cohort (Cohort 4) of neighborhood headship classes this spring! Training will include these four main topic areas:

  1. Neighborhood Planning + Design
  2. Neighborhood Health + Safety
  3. Neighborhood Leadership + Governance
  4. Technology + Communication

Courses are provided free of charge for neighborhood organizations. Each organization must register two representatives per neighborhood to participate in order to help strengthen your organization and build your capacity. If you are not a member or officer of a recognized neighborhood organization, please contact your current neighborhood leadership to inform them of your interest and request their support for your involvement.

Classes will begin Tuesday, March 27, 2018 and will run every Tuesday through May 22, 2018 from 5:30-8:00 p.m. Dinner is provided at 5:00 and classes begin promptly at 5:30.

Due to high demand, March 1, 2018 is the last day to register, so get signed up now! If classes fill quickly, we will add your name to the Cohort 5 (Fall) waiting list.

Sign up at: or call the Center at 816.235.6931.


Annual Community Development Workshop – Saturday, February 24, 2018, 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Kauffman Conference Center

Keynote Speaker: Gayle Waden, Project Row Houses, from Houston, Texas. You do not want to miss this!

The Community Development Workshop is a free opportunity for neighborhood, government, and nonprofit leaders, residents, grassroots activists, and other community stakeholders from both KS and MO, to learn, collaborate, and build new relationships that support community development. New this year, the workshop will offer attendees four breakout tracks to choose from. The tracks—We Want Housing and Development, We Want a Healthier Environment, We Want a Safer Community, and We Want to Build a Local Economy—will offer a discussion of opportunities and challenges, as well as connections to local resources, and available tools.  To register for this event:


Neighborhoods Rising Fund Grant Opportunity

2018 NRF Applications should be submitted by email to For more information click here:

2018 NRF Applications must be submitted on or before Wednesday, March 1, 2018 at 5:00 p.m.