Community Engagement

Community Engagement:

Working with the community to build better neighborhoods.

Community Builders of Kansas City is focused on developing projects that meet financial performance criteria, but most importantly, meet the needs of the community. We work within neighborhoods in which our presence and participation has been invited. Our engagement ranges from inviting neighborhood residents and representatives to project-specific meetings, including neighborhood representation on our Board, to assisting the community with thoughtful neighborhood-initiated projects. Our Board of Directors includes representatives (either active neighborhood leaders or residents) of Sheraton Estates, Town Fork Creek, Manheim Park Neighborhood Association and Blue Hills Neighborhood Association. We have assets operating in several of the above listed neighborhoods as well as Downtown Kansas City, Mo., Ivanhoe, Mt. Cleveland, Manheim Park, Seven Oaks and Dunbar.

Community Resources:

CBKC is committed to the neighborhoods it serves and is happy to provide a list of  important community and civic resources.

City of Kansas City, Mo.

Contact your councilperson, check the City calendar and catch up on City news and more.

Moneysmart KC

A collection of information and links from groups that can help with a wide range of topics. Whether you need to learn how to improve your credit, save for retirement or budget for your next big purchase, they are available to help you become Money Smart. Topics: Adult, Teen, Youth, Provider Resources, Taxes, Banking, Loans and more.

The Prosperity Center

The Prosperity Center provides employment services, financial counseling and coaching, and income supports access to adults living in the Greater Kansas City Metropolitan Area.

Additional Links

Affordable Housing Locator
American Civil Liberties Union of Missouri
Bridging the Gap
Community LINC
Family Conservancy
Full Employment Council/Missouri Career Center
General City Services, 3-1-1 Action Center
Guadalupe Center, Inc.
Kansas City Community Gardens
Missouri Voter Information
United Way of Greater Kansas City

Click on the buttons below to visit resources that can help you with rent, utilities, food and more.

City Union Mission 
Community Action Agency of Greater Kansas City
Hope House
Salvation Army

Click on the buttons below to visit resources that can help you with routine medical care and counseling.

Hope House
Kansas City Free Health Clinic
Kansas City VA Medical Center – Crisis Hotline 1-888-279-8188
Missouri Depart of Social Services, Programs & Services for Health Care
Swope Health Services
Truman Medical Center

Boys and Girls Clubs of Greater Kansas City

Boys and Girls Clubs of Greater Kansas City helps kids ages 5 to 18 develop the skills, values and self-esteem they need to reach their dreams.

Catholic Charities Kansas City – St. Joseph

Catholic Charities Kansas City – St. Joseph delivers services to people in need. Client-centric services focus on assessing needs and providing customized services that put people, not programs, first. Resources and assistance related to housing, workforce development, education, support, health and emergency assistance are provided.

Junior Achievement of Greater Kansas City

Junior Achievement of Greater Kansas City brings business back to the classroom by providing programs to promote financial literacy, inspire entrepreneurship and prepare students (K-12) for success in today’s workplace.

Legal Aid

Legal Aid is the only organization in western Missouri that provides free, comprehensive civil legal services to low-income individuals. Their work is highly affordable and addresses root causes of community problems. Legal Aid collaborates with other community organizations working on housing, health care, public assistance, domestic violence and other issues to solve community problems.