Kansas City Urban Impact Center
The West Central Region 1890 Extension Programs are delivered through the Kansas City Urban Impact Center, which is located in the 12th Street Heritage District. The programs target limited-resource and minority audiences in the Kansas City area by providing survival skills in the areas of workforce preparedness, youth-at-risk activities, assertiveness, money management and personal health. Clients enrolled in the program participate in a series of three-hour workshops culminating in a graduation and certificate exercise.
Lincoln University Cooperative Extension implements projects by focusing its efforts on one community at a time to deliver essential programs. Then it branches out to other neighborhoods once revitalization has been completed.
To have the desired impact, this project requires partnerships between Lincoln University Cooperative Extension, various community and governmental agencies and grassroots organizations.