Tickets now available for ‘Explore - Experience - East of Troost Tour' April 28

UNI is gearing up to host its second-annual Explore - Experience - East of Troost Tour on Saturday, April 28. The guided bus tour will provide an excellent first-hand look at each of the 10 neighborhoods that UNI serves, highlighting what each has to offer and providing an opportunity to connect with some of the residents.

UNI Seeks Applicants for Real Estate Director Position

The Urban Neighborhood Initiative (UNI) would like to invite candidates to apply for our new Real Estate Director position. The Real Estate Director will be responsible for leading all real estate development activities of the organization to develop quality mixed income communities.

RFP - UNI Seeks Candidates for Auditing and Tax Services

The Urban Neighborhood Initiative (UNI) is seeking proposals from Certified Public Accountants to perform an audit of the financial statements of UNI as of Dec. 31, 2017, and to prepare the required Form 990, Return of Organization Exempt from Income Tax, for the year ending Dec. 31, 2017.

Use the link below to view or print the RFP document. Four copies of all proposals must be submitted in writing and a copy on a flash drive to the UNI, 2300 Main St., Suite 180, Kansas City, MO 64108 (Attn: Dianne Cleaver), prior to 5 p.m. on Feb. 14, 2018.

Coming Soon, UNI Guide to Working with Vacant Lots Mini-Grant Winners Will be Announced

The Urban Neighborhood Initiative 2017 Mini-Grant application period was closed Friday, November 3rd, and the applications are being reviewed. Recipients will be notified directly by email or phone Wednesday, November 22nd. And then we will share the winners on our website next week.

UNI Seeks Mini-Grant Applications for Work with Vacant Lots

The Urban Neighborhood Initiative is now seeking applicants for a 2017 Mini-Grant for prospective property owners who are looking to redevelop vacant lots within UNI neighborhoods.

2017 Health and Wellness Resource Fair Set for Nov. 4

UNI is proud to be partnering again with the Junior League of Kansas City to host their annual Health and Wellness Resource Fair for 2017. This year’s fair will take place Saturday, Nov. 4, at DeLaSalle Education Center and lasts from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

The Health and Wellness Resource Fair is notably offering flu shots free of charge for the first 70 participants. In order to receive a flu shot, attendees are required to bring their Medicare or Medicaid card (if applicable), as well as a photo I.D.

UNI, Heartland Conservation Alliance Recap Oct. 21 Vacant Lots Workshop

On the morning of Saturday, Oct. 21, UNI partnered with the Heartland Conservation Alliance to host a workshop called The Vacant to Vibrant Guide to Working with Vacant Lots at the Anita B. Gorman Conservation Discovery Center near 47th & Troost.

Several neighborhood leaders and residents were present for an interactive learning session and discussion. Attendees enjoyed a light breakfast and were offered “mini grant” opportunities for projects focused on transforming a vacant lot within the UNI boundaries.

UNI Invites Community to Attend Open Houses of Rehabbed Homes

On Saturday, Oct. 7 from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., the Urban Neighborhood Initiative (UNI) is hosting an open house event for three newly rehabbed homes within the Ivanhoe Neighborhood. The open house event will start at 3416 Park Avenue.

The houses in this historic neighborhood are often less expensive than what families can typically expect to pay for rent. Potential home-owners just need to have a stable, full-time job.

UNI Seeks Request for Qualifications for Development of Residential Neighborhood

The Urban Neighborhood Initiative (UNI) is an independent 501.c.3 dedicated to revitalizing neighborhoods in the urban core of the Kansas City, Missouri community.

 One of UNI’s major initiatives is the establishment of a “Purpose Built Community” in the Wendell Phillips Neighborhood in collaboration with that Neighborhood Association.  This model calls for neighborhood revitalization and breaking the cycle of poverty through quality education, mixed income housing and other neighborhood services and resources. 

More than 1,300 Attend UNI Fun & Fitness Fair

On Saturday, May 13, the Urban Neighborhood Initiative (UNI) partnered with the Junior League of Kansas City, Missouri, Samuel U. Rodgers Health Center and several other community organizations to host the second-annual outdoor Fun & Fitness Fair. The fair, which attracted more than 1,300 people from the community, was held on the campus of the Kansas City Police East Patrol Division Station.


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