Urban Core Group – Happy (almost) New Year! May 2022 find you and yours well and warm. We thank Jerry Ratway, Michelle Pokaluk, Ron Williamson, and Bob Long for their work on the board in 2021 and welcome aboard Meghan Flynn, Troy Batson, and Nathan Roberts. – From the KC Urban Core Group Board
Urban Core Group members & supporters, Mayor Quinton Lucas, in conformance with the recommendations of the Center for Disease Control, has extended Kansas City’s State of Emergency for an additional 8 weeks, part of which is the banning of meetings of 50 or more people. This is part of the “social distancing” measures to slow […]
The Urban Core Group’s Harvesters food drive helped with obtaining 934 meals during our annual BBQ in 2019 (a 70% increase over last year)! We continue to contribute to this terrific organization and encourage you to as well. Check them out online at Harvesters.org for more information.
Troostapalooza is a fun and free community celebration going on September 22, 2018 at 30th and Troost in KCMO. We support this event as a sponsor and will have a booth set up from 3-6pm on this beautiful day. There’s live music, food trucks, basketball, pickleball, craft vendors, mural painting, kid zone + more! The […]
Three years ago, the Urban Core Group celebrated Twenty years as an organization. Our group was recognized and honored by Councilwomen Katheryn Shields and Jolie Justus of the City Council of Kansas City, Missouri for the Urban Core Group’s service to the City of Kansas City. See the Proclamation!
From Lauren at Harvesters Community Food Network: Thanks again for such an amazing evening. I love jumping in with your fun crew! It is so rare that folks mess with actually bringing non-perishables to a fun evening event and you guys do amazing. So please share this with everyone. The Urban Core Group’s Harvesters food drive helped […]
In August 2018, we are at the B.A.C Horn Doctor (1219 Lydia Ave, KC MO 64109) in collaboration with Kansas City Jazz ALIVE (CharlieParkerCelebration.com)! See the entire press release. In collaboration with The Urban Core Group and BAC Musical Instruments/Horn Doctor, the 5th Annual Kansas City Charlie Parker Celebration will include a new and exciting […]
Thank you to Saint Luke’s College of Health Sciences for sponsoring a couple of our events. 🙂 Pictured is Hubert Benitez, president and CEO of Saint Luke’s College of Health Sciences, with the artwork created specially for the events. Check ’em out. Monthly Event Hosted at the Black Archives of Mid-America, February 2018 Photo of […]
The Urban Core Group’s Harvesters food drive helped with obtaining almost 400 meals during our annual BBQ in 2017. We continue to contribute to this terrific organization and encourage you to as well. Check them out online at Harvesters.org for more information.
The Art of Jazz Hop: A Celebration of 100 Years of Jazz and Black American Music has been organized by the Mutual Musicians Foundation International. The Urban Core Group was at the Mutual Musicians Foundation in February 2017 and continues to support this terrific organization. Kansas City’s Local 627, African-American Musicians Union, founded in 1917, and known […]