What We Do

Engage, Encourage, Elevate, and Educate

The Urban Neighborhood Initiative is a community development corporation that serves residents in the urban core of Kansas City. We believe in building communities with purpose on purpose. We do this by doing the following:

  • Build quality mixed-income housing
  • Serve as a connection to supportive services for families in our communities
  • We provide STEAM-based educational experiences for youth in our communities
  • We provide space for community organizations to meet and connect


Community Engagement

Support communities by providing greater access to technology, healthy food options, community gathering places, safe recreational areas and more


Community Development

Identify career development opportunities for job seeking adults and strengthen neighborhood housing and infrastructure


Youth Programs

Promote positive child and youth development opportunities for school age children and youth

Where We Serve

We serve ten neighborhoods in KC urban core