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Community Organizations

Historic Northeast-Midtown Association (HNMA)

“The Historic Northeast-Midtown Association (HNMA) is the Neighborhood Business Revitalization Organization (NBR) for the northeast and midtown areas of Kansas City, Kansas. As the designated NBR for the northeast and midtown services areas, HNMA contracts with the Unified Government of Wyandotte County, Kansas City, Kansas to provide services that align with the goals of the Board of Commissioners in the areas of Housing, Public Safety, Infrastructure, Healthy Communities/Recreation, Environment. Social Services, Education/Workforce Development, Economic Development, and Multimodal Transportation.”

Northeast Economic Development Corporation (NEDC)

“Northeast Economic Development Corporation is a 501(C)3 non-profit corporation, incorporated in 2008 to promote community improvement in Northeast Wyandotte County’s urban core neighborhoods. Our focus:

  1. Creating a thriving community of standard housing and infrastructure to support racial and economic diversity.
  2. Increasing home ownership opportunities for income eligible families.
  3. Attracting business and commercialdevelopment to provide jobs and support reinvestment.
  4. Facilitating partnerships between public and private stakeholders.
  5. Assisting in the recapture of the county’s tax base.”

Mount Carmel Redevelopment Corporation (MCRC)

“The Mount Carmel Redevelopment Corporation (MCRC) was formed in 1994 to serve as the catalyst for revitalization of the Mount Carmel neighborhood located in the heart of Kansas City, Kansas. Working with stakeholders, residents, business owners in the community and a professional Urban Planner, MCRC developed a Master Plan for redevelopment of a four square block area. The long-range master redevelopment plan for this area — bounded by 11th Street on the east, 13th Street on the west, Parallel Parkway on the north, and Garfield Avenue on the south — includes for construction of 48 new single family homes targeted to low, moderate and middle income buyers. It also includes construction of the Breidenthal Community Center, and a 61 unit Senior Housing Facility and Activity Center.

“MCRC is uniquely designed to provide holistic services to its community. There is a broad range of human and social services offered to our clients. Those services include a food pantry, utility assistance, rental/mortgage assistance; strengths based case management, crisis intervention, budget counseling, information and referral, academic and employment testing, youth mentoring, motivation and education, a tutorial program, transitional living, client advocacy, senior citizen outreach, and recovering substance support. MCRC also engages in partnership with the Unified Government of Wyandotte County, Kansas City, Kansas to manage the largest food kitchen in the area, known as the Wilhelmina Gill Multi-Service Center.

“Transitional Housing represents a very large portion of services provided by MCRC. Excellence begins with our staff that is well trained and carries the heart and spirit necessary to assist and encourage. The program is designed to empower homeless families with children by providing the allotted time and support necessary to get them back on their feet and into a permanent housing arrangement. To date, MCRC owns and operates four duplexes which is equivalent to providing 42 beds for the homeless. Along with housing, each family is automatically enrolled into our case management program where they receive budget counseling and are taught life skills for healthy living.

“Mt. Carmel Redevelopment Corporation is designated as a Community-Based Housing Development Organization (CHDO). A “CHDO” (pronounced “CHO-DOE”) is a special status to nonprofit community organizations engaged in housing development activities that benefit low and moderate income families. As such, MCRC is committed to maintaining accountability to low-income community residents by: (1) Reserving at least one-third of its governing board’s membership for residents of low-income neighborhoods, other low-income community residents, or elected representatives of low-income neighborhood organizations; (2) Providing a formal process for low-income program beneficiaries to advise the organization in its decisions regarding the design, location, development, and management of affordable housing.

“MCRC is a 501(c)(3) community development corporation with a volunteer Board of Directors from varied professional backgrounds. Our uniqueness lies in the fact that the CDC has united community revitalization, or the brick and mortar aspect of its community redevelopment corporation, with its human services. MCRC has a matrix of programs to carry out its mission.”

New Bethel Church Community Development Corporation (NBCCDC)

“The NBC Community Development Corporation is the outreach arm of New Bethel Church that provides support and development for residents of all ages in the Wyandotte County neighborhood and the greater Kansas City metro area. The NBCCDC cooperates with and assists individuals, groups, governmental bodies, officials and employees of government agencies to carry out the purposes of the corporation in order to raise the quality of life for the residents of Wyandotte County and the greater Kansas City metro area. By creating, implementing, and partnering with other organizations, the NBCCDC is able to offer services to support and assist the mental, spiritual, social, and physical well-being of the families of the Wyandotte County neighborhood and the greater Kansas City metro area.”

Heartland Black Chamber of Commerce

The Heartland Black Chamber of Commerce, formerly the “Kansas Black Chamber (KBCC), is committed to developing and strengthening black businesses in the State of Kansas. It is the goal of KBCC to provide resources to connect new and existing business to resources that promotes prosperous growth; growth that enables us as individual owners, and as a chamber to support our community.

“Membership within the chamber has grown to approximately 200 members with 40% plus registered as minority and disadvantaged business.  In May, 2012 the KBCC gained national support by becoming a member of the U.S. Black Chambers, Inc.  Daily the KBCC provides leadership with national support through urban business enterprise, procurement and construction contracting, professional development, employment training, workforce guidance, and leadership development.

“On April 28, 2015 the KBCC makes a significant move to become a regional chamber and announces its new doing business as name, the Heartland Black Chamber of Commerce.  Heartland will serve Missouri, Iowa, Nebraska and Iowa. With a new name and brand,  national connections, and state affiliations, we can further our efforts of nurturing minority business and putting people to work that are otherwise unemployed.”

Downtown Shareholders of Kansas City, Kansas (DTSKCK)

“We’re downtown KCK’s champion. From helping business owners find the property and resources to bring their business plans to life to introducing new visitors to the diversity, vibrancy and culture that downtown KCK has to offer, Downtown Shareholders is dedicated to revitalizing the area by not only showcasing the potential of KCK’s urban core, but also by fulfilling that potential.

“A go-to. A resource. A source of information. A friendly face. A secret weapon. Downtown Shareholders is all of that—and more. We oversee the Self-Supported Municipal Improvement District (SSMID), comprised of security and cleaning ambassadors that work tirelessly to make our downtown as clean, safe and welcoming as possible. We host events to bring people into downtown KCK so that they can explore, mingle and get to know the area. We work with other organizations like the Wyandotte Economic Development Council and the Kansas City Kansas Chamber of Commerce, as well as the Unified Government of Wyandotte County, to advocate for economic development, business retention, awareness and assistance. And we connect our network of members with the people, groups and resources they need to help their businesses thrive and their families prosper.

“In downtown KCK, everyone has a voice and a purpose—and as part of our mission to help lead the ongoing revitalization of downtown KCK, we want to make sure they find both. After all, downtown KCK is everybody’s downtown. This is #OurKCK.”

Fairfax Industrial Association (FIA)

“The Fairfax District embraces 2,000 acres in a central location of the Kansas City metro area. The district was founded in 1923.The Fairfax Industrial Association, FIA, was established in 1951. The FIA has a board of 14 members representing businesses within the Fairfax District. The FIA Executive Director reports to the FIA board and serves as the liaison between businesses, the FIA board and FIA partners through various platforms including FIA luncheons, newsletters, email blasts, public letters, website and one-on-one meetings.

“FIA partners include the Unified Government of Wyandotte County, the KCK PD, the Board of Public Utilities, the Fairfax Drainage District, the Historic Midtown Northeast Association, the KCK Chamber, the Union Pacific Railroad, and the Wyandotte Economic Development Council.

“The FIA is supported through resident business memberships and associate memberships. The association works specifically to address the Fairfax business needs and betterment of the district.”

Neighborhood Associations

  • Active Citizen Task Force
  • Brentwood Hills Neighborhood Group
  • Brighton Hill Neighborhood Group
  • Citizens Among the Stars
  • Crossline Tower Tenants Association
  • Douglass-Sumner Neighborhood Association
  • Fowler Park Neighborhood Association
  • Gerding Gardens Neighborhood Watch Group
  • Historic Westheight Neighborhood Association
  • Kensington Community Area Watch
  • Leavenworth Road Association
  • London Heights Neighborhood Association
  • Monticello Heights Neighborhood Association
  • Oak Grove Neighborhood Group
  • Organization for Community Preservation
  • Parkwood Colony Neighborhood Association
  • Quindaro Homes Association
  • Quindaro Urban Improvement Community
  • Sagem 8 & 9
  • Struggler’s Hill Neighborhood Association
  • Tremont Neighborhood Association
  • Turtle Hill Neighborhood Association
  • Weaver/Wayne Association
  • Western Highland Community Group

 

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