The Neighborhood Leadership Program is built around a 12-week course with a selected Cohort of volunteer leaders from Missouri neighborhoods and homeowners associations.

Free training for neighborhood leaders

The program requires two participants from any neighborhood group.

South KC Perspective

By John Sharp

Neighborhood leaders in KCMO or other cities on the Missouri side of the metropolitan area may apply through July 28 to attend a free 12-week program to enhance their skills sponsored by the UMKC Center for Neighborhoods.

The program kicks off on Saturday August 26 and will have three 9 a.m. to noon sessions on Saturdays and Tuesday evening sessions from 5 to 8 p.m. running from August 29 through November 14.  Graduation will be on Saturday, November 18.

Almost all the sessions will be in Katz Hall, 5005 Rockhill Rd., on the UMKC campus, and free parking is available.  One Saturday session will be in a neighborhood.

The program requires two participants from any neighborhood group taking part in the program and expects participants to be able to attend all the sessions unless there is an emergency.  Normally 10 to 13 neighborhood groups are represented in the training sessions.  The upcoming program is the 13th conducted by the Center.

Persons may call LaMonica Upton at the Center at 816-235-6931 or email her at to apply or for more information. 

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