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Ivanhoe Celebrates New Housing Construction with a Groundbreaking Ceremony

The Ivanhoe Neighborhood Council invites the community to join together in celebration of construction for the first 3 (of 7) duplexes that will revitalize the 3800 block of Euclid in Kansas City, Missouri. The ceremony will be held August 7th at 9 a.m. at the corner of 38th and Euclid. Participants are invited to the Ivanhoe Neighborhood Council office at 3700 Woodland, Kansas City, Missouri, for a reception following the ceremony.

NHS Launches Search for New President

Kansas City's NHS, an organization committed to revitalizing and maintaining designated urban neighborhoods, has launched a search for a new president.

A search committee has been formed and NHS has retained HCapSearchNP to assist with the leadership transition and guide the search process. HCapSearchNP has particular expertise in nonprofit executive searches and consultation.

Ivanhoe Neighborhood Council Presents Small Business Workshop

Looking to start your own business or need resources to help with your current business? The Ivanhoe Neighborhood Council is presenting a Small Business Workshop & Resource Fair on Thursday, May 22nd from 5:00 to 7:30 p.m. at the Ivanhoe Neighborhood Council. This workshop will provide attendees with an understanding of credit and financial health and availability of financing in our community with special emphasis on the Kansas City Regional Microloan Fund.

Truman Medical Centers' Healthy Harvest Mobile Market Brings Fresh Produce into the Food Desert

Kansas City's Truman Medical Centers is dedicated to improving the health of residents in our community and is helping provide fresh fruits and vegetables to neighborhoods that don't have easy access to full-service grocery stores. The Healthy Harvest Mobile Market operates on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Cash, credit/debit cards and SNAP are accepted.

TMC is currently raising funds to add a full-service grocery store to Kansas City's urban core. Plans call for the store to open in late 2014, or early 2015.

Troost, Jazz and Soul Experience, a Benefit for Reconcilation Services

Honorary Co-Chairs Congressman Emanuel Cleaver, II and Mrs. Dianne Cleaver invite you to the Troost, Jazz and Soul Experience on June 1, 2014 to benefit Reconciliation Services. The evening will feature cocktails, live and silent auctions, live jazz by Mutual Musicians Foundation artists, and dinner catered by local soul food restaurants. Reconciliation Services provides emergency assistance and therapeutic services to individuals and families in the Kansas City Metropolitan area.

Sunday, June 1, 2014
5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Enroll Now for Summer Reading Programs

Summer reading programs help students retain what they've learned during the school year and improve their reading skills in time for the upcoming school year. There are three summer reading programs to choose from in the Urban Neighborhood Initiative Troost Corridor. Please contact the organizations below for information about their programs.

Upper Room at Macedonia Church: 1700 E. Linwood Blvd.
Enrollment Information: http://www.upperroomprogram.org/summer/enrollment/.
(816) 363-3819

NHS Celebrates 40 Years

In celebration of its 40th anniversary, NHS is hosting a lunch at Sheraton Hotel – Crown Center on June 5, 2014 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. The featured panel presenters include Michael Collins, KC Port Authority – CEO; Allison Bergman, Hardwick Law Firm LLC – Senior Counsel and LISC Board Chair; Shomari Benton, Benton, Lloyd & Chang LLC – Partner; Jason Swords, Sunflower Development Group – Principal; and a representative from NeighborWorks America.

Ivanhoe Neighborhood Council to Host Meeting on Underage Drinking

The Ivanhoe Neighborhood Council is presenting "Where's the R.U.S.H?" (Recovering Unity, Safety and Harmony), an opportunity to come together in order to discuss the impact of underage drinking and to develop possible solutions. The meeting will be held Thursday, May 22nd, 2014 from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the Robert J. Mohart Multipurpose Center, 3200 Wayne, Kansas City, Missouri, 64109.

The event will feature a panel discussion, interactive activity booths, and a youth-friendly happy hour. For more information, contact the Ivanhoe Neighborhood Council at 816-921-6611.

Blue Hills Community Services Receives Capstone Award

Congratulations to Blue Hills Community Services for receiving the Capstone Award for Community Impact for its 5008 Prospect building. Blue Hills Community Services is a not-for-profit community development corporation and a catalyst for neighborhood development, educational programs and community services. Founded in 1974, BHCS set out to battle social and economic challenges faced by residents of the Blue Hills neighborhood in Kansas City, Missouri.

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