Troostapalooza !

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 […]


Proclamation by the City Council of KCMO

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!


Our Harvesters 2018 Food Drive

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 […]


Urban Core: Networking for Bird

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 (! 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 […]


Saint Luke’s College of Health Sciences

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 […]


Our Harvesters 2017 Food Drive

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 for more information.


Mutual Musicians Foundation Centennial Year Open House Event

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 […]

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Uncover the mysteries of the KC Scottish Rite

Click here for lecture and tour information regarding events this Thursday, March 30, 2017 at 1330 Linwood Blvd, KCMO.  Tickets: Lecture: Solomon’s Temple in America (Masonic Architecture, Popular Culture, and Biblical Imagery, 1865 – 1930) Time: 4:30p – 5:30p Tour (Limited Tickets) 5:00p – 6:00p Drinks and Hors d’oeuvres 6:00p – 7:00p Lecture 7:15p – 8:15p […]


V’s Italiano Ristorante benefiting Habitat for Humanity KC

You are invited to enjoy a wonderful dinner out benefiting Habitat for Humanity Kansas City! Dine at V’s Italiano Ristorante any time between 5:00pm and 8:30pm on Wednesday, March 29th and ‘Mention’ to your server that you are there to support Habitat for Humanity and V’s will donate 10% of the proceeds of your purchase […]


Urban Core Group supports The Whole Person

A few of the Kansas City Urban Core Group board members and supporters attended The Whole Person‘s 6th Celebration Awards Luncheon on August 26, 2016. The Celebration Awards Luncheon is held annually, honoring individuals and organizations that are working to further The Whole Persons’ mission to assist people with disabilities to live independently. The Keynote […]

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