Urban Neighborhood Initiative

Kansas City, MO

The Urban Neighborhood Initiative (UNI) was founded in 2011, and represents one of the KCMO Chamber of Commerce’s “Big 5 Ideas.” UNI is partnering with several neighborhood groups and local leadership organizations to bring new opportunities Kansas City’s urban core. 

UNI Mission Statement

The mission of the Urban Neighborhood Initiative (UNI) is to break the intergenerational cycle of poverty and historical racial inequities caused by decades of neglect and systemic racism by helping to build healthy neighborhoods that enable all children and families to thrive. UNI is bringing together business, government, and community organizations together to improve opportunities in the communities it serves.

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UNI Priorities

The effort to revitalize Kansas City’s urban core is built on three pillars: health and safety, education, and prosperity. Working with partners from business, government, and community organizations, UNI is able to address these areas of priority.

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