URBAN SUMMIT KCMO
The Urban Summit’s mission is to create a social and economic balance that stabilizes the Eastside of Kansas City, Missouri. This is being achieved through urban advocacy, political collaboration and grassroots organizing.
URBAN SUMMIT CONFERENCE 2022
Please join us for the Urban Summit Annual Conference on Saturday, November 5, 2022, 8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. in the Education Center on the Metropolitan Community College-Penn Valley Campus, 3201 Southwest Trafficway. The theme for the annual conference is “Charting the Path Forward: Reclaiming Our Community.” Majora Carter, author of Reclaiming Your Community: You Don’t Have to Move out of Your Neighborhood to Live in a Better One, will keynote this highly informative, engaging, and inspirational event. Carter and a cadre of local experts will highlight viable solutions to the problems of persistent poverty in Kansas City’s low-status communities east of Troost with a focus on how we may spawn community-driven development to reclaim our neighborhoods. For 15 years, Urban Summit has engaged in an intentional, sustained, effective, and organized effort to address the structural and systemic disparities in economic development, housing, education, and social justice that are pervasive in the urban core.
Work We Do
Advocacy is defined as any action that speaks in favor of, recommends, argues for a cause, supports or defends, or pleads on behalf of others.
Our Advocacy Work Outcomes
Led efforts to secure positions for 12 professionals to serve in key governmental decision making roles
Was effective in identifying and assisting candidates to navigate the judicial appointments processes for Municipal and Circuit Courts
Partnered with neighborhood clean-up programs in communities throughout the Central City
Launched and maintained several effective prison release programs and sponsored a Mini Summit on the topic
Convened key leaders to partnerships for economic development
Advocated funding for Center City charitable and social service organizations
Sponsored a “March and Rally for Peace
Partnered with various organizations such as SCLC, Urban League, Committee to Abolish Poverty, MORE2, Black and Brown Coalition, Baptist Ministers Union and a number of other non-profit organizations to:
Successfully develop a citywide “One City” campaign to approve a 1/8 Cents Sales Tax for community economic development for Central City neighborhoods centered along Prospect Avenue to the east and west from 9th Street to Gregory Blvd. - 2017
Successfully created a campaign for the “KCFor$15” minimum wage -2017
The Urban Summit meets every Friday at 8:30am (virtual meetings until further notice).
Meeting ID: 854 0710 2600