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$2.5 Million Grant Benefits Northeast
January 26, 2011
The construction of a new Northeast community center is closer to reality with the help of a $2.5 million Economic Development Initiative (EDI) grant. The proposed site at 9th and Van Brunt would also...
A Case Study of the Agnes Ward Amberg Club of Kansas City, Mo.
A 13-page typewritten paper about the history and organizational structure of the club as well as the service given. Includes mention of Guadalupe Center, Holy Rosary Center, St. Francis Health Center,...
A New Home to Grow
Photo and article about the relocation of the Esplanade Senior Center from "the basement of Unico Hall on Van Brunt" Boulevard to the Holy Cross Church planned for February 2001. History of the center,...
A Pillar of the Community
January 21, 2009
Guadalupe Centers, Inc., is celebrating 90 years of service to the Latino community and the 30th anniversary of its executive director, Cristobal Medina. Reported to be the oldest Latino organization in...
A Powerful Beacon at Whatsoever
March 19, 2008
Article describing the history of the Whatsoever Community Center located at 1201 Ewing St. in the Sheffield neighborhood. Orginally a soup kitchen founded in 1915 by a group of women from the Independence...
A Transformation Worthy of Some Celebration
September 18, 2013
Article reports on the opening of the Mary L. Kelly Community Center in the vacated Graceland Elementary School building at 2803 E. 51st Street. The non-profit agency Upper Room, in conjuction with neighborhood...
AC40 William L. Fambrough, Sr., Photo Negatives Collection Finding Aid
ca. 1953-ca. 1964 [Bulk: 1960-1964]
The William L. Fambrough, Sr., Photo Negatives Collection contains images of African American life and culture in the Kansas City metropolitan area created by photographer William L. Fambrough, Sr., ca....
Actor's Charity Takes up KC Cause
February 21, 2012
The Make It Right Foundation (founded by Hollywood superstar Brad Pitt) and BNIM architects will renovate the former Bancroft School at 4300 Tracy Ave. that was closed in 2000. "The $14 million project...
Aged and Aging
Photos, illustrations, and information on aged or elderly people and related senior centers for them in the Kansas City area.
Agencies Find Home at Thacher
December 7 - 13, 2006
The Thacher Multicultural Center at 5008 Independence Avenue provides "an array of services to English language learners and their families" in the Kansas City School District. A number of community agencies...
Agency Hires New President
Photo and biographical article about Andrea Shelton, new president of the Don Bosco Center in Kansas City and "former associate dean of student services at Penn Valley Community College."
Agency Seeks New Leader
June 18, 2003
Dr. Andrea Shelton has resigned from her position as president of the Don Bosco Centers. She served for 17 months and has been replaced by William Elliott as interim president.
Aguirre Community Center Update
Article describes the problems of the Tony Aguirre Community Center, which is still not completed four years after it was begun. Budget problems, poor building design and problems with the builder have...
Annual Review of Greater Kansas City Illustrated, 1908
Photos and description of the general charity industry in Kansas City and various charitable institutions such as Associated Charities (at 1115 Charlotte Street), the Catholic Ladies' Aid Society (in the...
Biography of Della C. Lamb (c.1877-1951), Children's Advocate
Biography of Dorothy Gallagher (1894-1982), Social Worker
Brother, Can You Spare Some Time
Programs for aiding and sheltering the homeless.
Call on Girl's Facile Pen
Photo and biographical article about Lisa Anne Kerford, or Lisa Kerford, a black "Southwest High School senior art student" drawing artwork "for the students' and teachers' course workbooks" also with...
Calvary Community Wellness Center Hosts Grand Opening
Article about the opening of Calvary Community Wellness Center, 3002 Holmes, with information about its parent church, Calvary Temple at 2940 Holmes.
Capturing the Castle
June 26-July 2, 2014
Article describes the efforts of volunteers working to restore the Vine Street Workhouse, otherwise known as the Castle, located at 2001 Vine Street. Daniel and Ebony Edwards are interviewed and describe...
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