Urban Neighborhood Initiative gets boost from Connecting for Good

Efforts to bridge the digital divide are underway in Kansas City’s urban core. Thanks to partnerships with Arvest Bank-Kansas City and Connecting for Good, Inc., the Urban Neighborhood Initiative will be part of an engineering and feasibility study to develop a plan and budget to provide a community based high speed wireless network to the area.

The engineering and feasibility study by Connecting for Good is made possible through a $5,000 donation by Arvest Bank.

Hiring Fair Draws More than a Thousand Job Seekers

The Urban Neighborhood Initiative joined forces with the Green Impact Zone and the Urban League to host a September hiring fair targeting residents who live in the Urban Neighborhood Initiative area: from 22nd Street to 52nd Street, and from Troost to 71 Highway.

Each of the prospective employers was serious about hiring. They all had immediate job openings and were able to meet face-to-face with candidates on the spot.

Blue Hills Community Services Opens, Brings Investment and Community Improvements

Doors have opened at 5008 Prospect Avenue, where the former DiCarlo Construction site was renovated as a multi-tenant facility housing Blue Hills Community Services.

The property features the Blue Hills Contractor Incubator, which provides training and resources for small business construction contractors to improve their business performance and a training and meeting space for community partners and neighborhood groups to engage residents in community-based programs.


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