Violence Impact Summit held for communities that want to reduce crime

The summit and workshop are free and open to any and all community organizers.

Earlier this year, Kansas City’s City Council approved an ordinance to spend $30 million over the next five years to support violence prevention programs in our city. This is an exciting and unprecedented opportunity for community-based organizations to receive funding to further the work they are doing to reduce violence in our neighborhoods.

On Saturday, June 3, the KCMO Violence Prevention Collective is hosting a Violence Impact Summit at 124 E 5th St. to provide community individuals and organizations with the tools they need to apply for available funds. The summit and interactive workshop will include consecutive sessions on the following topics, all conducted by experts with real-world experience in securing public funding:

  • Grant Writing
  • Data Analytics
  • Private Funding Opportunities
  • City Application Process
  • Theory of Prevention

The summit and workshop are free and open to any and all community organizers including neighborhood leaders, non-profit employees, faith-based organizers and anybody with ideas for violence prevention programs. Admission is free, and attendees are strongly encouraged to RSVP ahead of the event. Lunch will be provided.

The KCMO Violence Reduction Collective includes KC Common Good, Partners for Peace, KC Health Department, KC Public Schools, Jackson County Prosecutors Office and the Community Engagement Division of KC Police Department.

Kansas City Violence Impact Summit

Hosted by KC Common Good and KC Violence Prevention Coalition Organizations. Open to community organizers and public citizens to learn about public funding proposals.

9 a.m. – 1 p.m., Saturday, June 3

Garrison Community Center – 1124 E 5th St, Kansas City, MO 64106

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