The Midwest Center for Nonprofit Leadership offers an extensive set of workshops, seminars and courses on nonprofit leadership and management, fundraising and finance, and marketing and communications. All programs are open to the public, but also complement the Bloch MPA program’s nonprofit management emphasis.
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Vaccine effort targets low-income and underserved living in Kansas City’s east side
The entire class of UMKC med students has been certified and volunteered to give COVID vaccines.
The UMKC Digital Equity Working Group Continues UMKC’s Involvement in Kansas City’s Digital Equity and Inclusion Movement.
Whether you are a member of the public, a researcher, a community-based organization, an internet service provider, work in local government or economic development- The Missouri Broadband Resource Rail has the tools to help you.
Joseph Lightner says plan aims to counter racism and its effects before they lead to chronic illness.
UMKC leadership will contribute to a statewide initiative on manufacturing.
Dynamic duo at Columbia campus cares for farmers.
The first round of funding from the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation supports seven initiatives
“Where there are problems, there are entrepreneurs with solutions,” says an end-of-the-year report from the UMKC Innovation Center.
The University of Missouri Broadband Initiative team has created resources to help communities navigate and apply for broadband funding.
Jackson County approves CARES Act funding to promote vaccinations and other preventive care.
Sponsored by National Security Agency (NSA)’s GenCyber program, UMKC will be offering two 1-week camps during Summer 2021 for rising 9-12th graders to explore the field of cybersecurity.
UMKC Community Counseling and Assessment Services (CCAS) is a counselor and psychologist training center that provides affordable counseling and assessment services to Kansas City’s diverse and under-served populations on a sliding fee scale.
The School of Dentistry Clinic provides a wide variety of dental services to the public at reduced rates.
UMKC Campus Recreation hopes to help the KC community, in the future, improve physical and mental wellbeing with access to its facilities via community memberships.
The Lunch-n-Learns hosted in April covered a variety of wellness topics.
The study comprised of responses from 463 individuals at 11 churches in Kansas City, Missouri and Kansas City, Kansas.
The Institute for Urban Education is a supplemental urban teacher preparation and support program.
The nonprofit works to inspire interest in STEM within the Kansas City region.
School of Pharmacy playing significant role in COVID vaccine efforts across the state.
The guide was developed in partnership with The Missouri Developmental Disabilities Council and the Missouri Division of Developmental Disabilities.
The Government-to-University Initiative connects government’s hiring and research needs with local university capacity.
Egghead provides full-service advertising services to its clients.
The nonprofit provides resources for and about wrongfully convicted individuals in the Midwest.
The students received training the week of April 5th and are ready to assist a variety of vaccine providers.
The UMKC School of Pharmacy students began their rotation during a time of change for the clinic.
Join us for a panel discussion on major power outages and why they happen.
The UMKC Innovation Center is one of two Missouri organizations chosen for the SPRINT Challenge grant.
Camp Invention is a nationally acclaimed summer program where STEM concepts come to life for K-6 graders.
Engage with current faculty and practicing pharmacists, view experiments in the lab and interact with current students to find out what it’s like to be a pharmacy student at UMKC.
Participants will choose one morning and one-afternoon non-credit course taught by UMKC faculty members, designed to offer academic challenge and intellectual engagement to high school students. Students who successfully complete each course will receive a Recognition of Achievement from the UMKC Honors College.
The UMKC Conservatory Dance Intensive gives high school students (Grades 9-12) and middle school students (Grades 6-8) the opportunity to study with renowned performers and instructors.
The UMKC Piano Festival provides an opportunity for piano players of various ages and skill levels to improve upon their playing ability.
Partcipants will spend time meeting medical professionals at Truman Medical Center, the Kansas City Missouri Health Department, Children’s Mercy, and the University of Missouri-Kansas City Schools of Medicine, Pharmacy, and Dentistry.
The UMKC Music Theory Workshop is designed for students in grades 11-12 planning to pursue a degree in music.
Students will have the opportunity to hone in on their technical skills before performing at the finale concert.
Students in grades 9-12 will have the opportunity to participate in clinics and masterclasses to hone in on their bassoon and oboe skills.
Steeped in the rich jazz history of Kansas City, the UMKC Jazz Camp brings world-renowned performers and jazz educators to Kansas City to work with talented young instrumentalists in grades 6-12.
The Summer Bridge Scholars program provides an academically rigorous summer experience to incoming first-year college students to prepare them for a successful college career at UMKC.
The Kansas City Saxophone Workshop returns this summer offering online and hybrid formats.
The innovative 10-week summer program is intended to develop competitive health professions applicants who have the potential to care for residents of Missouri.
The event, hosted last weekend, vaccinated over 7000 individuals.
Excerpts from the report are featured on Google Fiber’s Twitter.
Aspiring young musicians from underrepresented populations of the Kansas City metro area receive engaging, high-quality instruction in the performing arts.
Over 200 UMKC nursing students are helping vaccinate the Kansas City community.
Dr. Mary Anne Jackson, dean of the School of Medicine, discusses how vaccine confidence and access varies across Missouri.
Recent investment in UMKC Health Sciences District has had a domino effect in the surrounding area.
Children under the age of three are eligible for the exam.
Community groups and UMKC researchers pair up to collaborate on public health research.
UMKC’s Center for Neighborhoods is recruiting leaders for its Spring 2021 leadership cohort.
LaBudde Special Collections at UMKC, in collaboration with the Bruce R. Watkins Cultural Heritage Center and Prospect Business Association, has put together an online exhibit highlighting the days following the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr.
The UMKC Conservatory created 27 new endowed scholarships through volunteer efforts during a difficult time.
Senior Peers Actively Renewing Knowledge, known as SPARK, provides classes and events for retiree members.
UMKC School of Law Provides Legal Services to Small Businesses
UMKC School of Pharmacy faculty member Emma Meyer, Pharm.D., is one of four regional researchers who have received a $50,000 research grant from BioNexus KC and the Hall Family Foundation to promote innovations in human and animal health.
UMKC recieves HUD funding for partnership with Children’s Mercy and the city
YOUR PARTNER FOR RAPID RESEARCH SOLUTIONS The Research Enabled portal quickly connects companies to the wealth of expertise and resources at the seven campuses of the University of Missouri and Southern Illinois University systems, to address technical, business, and other research needs of industry and organizations.
Kansas City Magazine’s January edition highlighted the ways local medical professionals have contributed to Kansas City during the COVID-19 Pandemic. Amoung those featured were three UMKC Facutly Members.
At the UMKC Law School’s Kansas City Tax Clinic, law students, under the supervision of clinical faculty, assist low-income taxpayers in resolving their federal and state tax controversies.
The University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Dentistry dental hygiene students are screening patients for their clinical licensing exam, which includes a free dental cleaning.
Charged with encouraging, strengthening, and celebrating UMKC’s ongoing commitment to the community, the new UMKC Engagement Council will begin meeting this spring.
UMKC’s Midwest Center for Nonprofit Leadership is offering a four-session introductory board member development program that draws upon the nationally-noted expertise of Dr. David Renz, director of the Midwest Center for Nonprofit Leadership at UMKC, and nonprofit leaders from across the KC region.
KCSourceLink has seen an 176% increase in calls to their help desk from April to October as well as a 367% increase in the number of people who reported starting a business. In response, they curated this list of classes to help support potential entrepreneurs.
The University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine, in partnership with Mosaic Life Care, is expanding its program to St. Joseph, Missouri, to address the state’s rural physician shortage.
The Sojourner Health Clinic provides quality medical care at no cost to over 300 uninsured and underserved Kansas City patients annually.
UMKC students engaged with patients at 160 different immunization events and administered 5,580 flu shots this fall.
The Kansas City Government to Univesity (G2U) Regional Coalition is launching a new career services project to help draw our region’s students to high-demand public service careers.
This research study highlights the connection between firearm suicide rates in adolescents and young adults and the easing of restrictions to gun ownership in Missouri law.
UMKC TalentLink connects individuals and organizations to professional development experiences.
The National Institutes of Health (NIH) announcced on November 23 that UMKC has been selected to receive 1.9 million in grant funding through the Rapid Acceleration of Diagnostics Underserved Populations (RADx-UP) program.
The Kansas City Coalition for Digital Inclusion is an open, collaborative group of Kansas City area nonprofits, individuals, government entities and business focused on fostering internet access and digital readiness in greater Kansas City.
Find classes on developing your Kansas City business through the Small Business Development Center’s (SBDC) Urban Growth Initiative.
Digital Sandbox KC broadly seeks new innovation in information technology. The Sandbox provides innovators with proof-of-concept resources to support early-stage commercialization processes.
Whiteboard 2 Boardroom connects entrepreneurs and established businesses to technologies available for licensing at institutions of higher education, hospitals and corporations in Missouri and Kansas to stimulate applied research, leverage innovation in the marketplace, and accelerate the commercialization of technology.
The UMKC Innovation Center partners with the university and the community to spark entrepreneurial efforts within our region and across the country.
The Missouri Small Business Development Center at UMKC provides resources for growing and developing businesses in the Kansas City area.
Move More Get More is a federally funded program to increase physical activity and nutrition among middle school students in Kansas City Public Schools.
Dr. Nathan Mauck, Associate Professor of Finance, offered his expertise in several interviews where he discusses the economic recovery Kansas City Businesses are experiencing during the COVID-19 Pandemic.
Funding from institute encourages UMKC community research partnerships. Informational webinar available online; applications due Nov. 9.
UMKC recently challenged all faculty and staff to donate $5 to their annual United Way Campaign. For most of its 100-year history, United Way has partnered with agencies throughout the community that share its mission and exist to change lives. It includes hundreds of non-profit agencies and support programs that benefit the region.
In response to the racial crisis our community and nation finds itself in, UMKC is leading thoughtful action on campus and in our community to ensure lasting and comprehensive change.
The American Academy of Addiction Psychiatry is the award recipient working with UMKC and Columbia University to lead an unprecedented coalition of 40 national professional organizations on a project to address the opioid and stimulant crises across the nation. An article by Stacy Downs.
UMKC’s School of Education is developing innovative programs to foster the success of students in urban schools. An article written by Patricia O’Dell.
National French Week is an annual celebration of all things francophone! Join us in an entirely virtual format this year!
This week-long celebration — with events from all four UM System campuses — will showcase the impact extension programming and university engagement have on addressing our state’s grand challenges in economic opportunity, educational excellence and access and health and well-being.
This October, join us to reflect on and celebrate the service of our UMKC community, this year in a virtual format.
Join the UMKC Alumni Association for a virtual 5k. A virtual 5k is a race that can be run – or walked – from any location. You can complete the race in your neighborhood, on a trail, on a treadmill, etc. You are able to run at your own pace at time that is convenient […]
KCSourceLink is your guide to entrepreneurship in Kansas City. We help aspiring startups and established businesses find the right business resources to start, scale or accelerate.
The UMKC Institute for Human Development (IHD) is an applied research and training center for human services. It exemplifies the university’s goals of engaged scholarship and community partnerships. Its functions include interdisciplinary training, applied research, community program development and information dissemination.
The Midwest Center for Nonprofit Leadership at the University of Missouri-Kansas City is dedicated to enhancing performance and effectiveness in the nonprofit community through education, research and service.
UMKC Institute for Human Development’s Adult Continuing Education (ACED) program offers adults with developmental disabilities opportunities to attend non-credit classes in university settings. ACED encourages students to achieve individual goals by participating in life and skills enrichment classes in an educational and social environment.
This exhibit, Saxophone Supreme, is a partnership between the American Jazz Museum and UMKC Libraries celebrating the Centennial of Charlie “Bird” Parker, one of the most influential musicians and composers of all time.
Collaboration between UMKC School of Social Work and Assistant District Attorney in Wyandotte County to assess the impact of the COVID – 19 outbreak on local Child in Need of Care (CINC) cases.
For the past several years the UMKC Social Work Department has worked with Youth Ambassadors KC. Sarah Pilgram has served as a presenter for their in-service training, a health teacher to 50+ youth aged 14 -18 in the Kansas City area, a site coordinator, and have worked with the Executive Director to develop scholarship opportunities.
UMKC Institute for Human Development’s Kansas City Health Equity Collaborative aims to elevate the voice of the disability community within the healthcare system through participatory action and community education about health disparities and equity.
UMKC Institute for Human Development’s Charting the LifeCourse team adapted to COVID-19 by pivoting its 4th annual National Showcase to a series of virtual events.
UMKC Institute for Human Development’s Missouri Family to Family (MOF2F) began organizing online “Good Life Groups” in April, 2020, to provide family members of children and adults with disabilities a safe space to share resources, experiences and support.
Project Daylight provides theater opportunities for at-risk youth in order for them to work on issues of trauma. Three faculty with the School of Social Work and a number of MSW students will be conducting the Program Evaluation.
Changing the approach of truancy from face to face in court hearings to virtual social support will be a new and innovative approach to reducing truancy and supporting students with what they need to be successful in school.
UMKC students interested in foreign language education can intern at language immersion programs at the KCMO School Districts, tutoring students and assisting teachers.
The Foreign Languages and Literatures Department has launched an online literary and art magazine in Spanish, Baladí, with contributions from students, community, and international creators (Spain, Cuba, Mexico…).
E-Scholars is an early stage student entrepreneurial ideation and acceleration program designed to support students and community members in building sustainable and scalable ventures.
NoVA is a multi-agency collaboration between Kansas City criminal justice agencies that focuses on addressing violent crime. Faculty within the Department of Criminal Justice & Criminology (in the College of Arts and Sciences) have worked with NoVA since 2013.
The Midwest Center for Nonprofit Leadership at UMKC partnered with the Kansas City Royals major league baseball club to plan and support the development of its Kansas City Urban Youth Academy.
The Midwest Center for Nonprofit Leadership at UMKC has partnered with eitas, to coordinate the development of programs that serve citizens who experience some form of developmental disability and their families.
The UMKC Center for Neighborhoods (CFN) serves as a catalyst for neighborhood-based leadership and community building initiatives.
The School of Medicine, and the MCNL at UMKC, in collaboration with the Kansas City chapter of the ADA , developed a “map” to show organizations and programs that address the challenge of preventing and treating diabetes.
The UMKC Child and Family Services Clinic is a free legal service for parents, relatives and custodians needing help to obtain court order to provide permanent homes for children who are victims of abuse or neglect.
TIPS is an HIV/STD testing, prevention, and linkage to care intervention in African American churches. The multilevel TIPS intervention is delivered by trained church leaders to the community members they serve with the support from a religiously-tailored toolkit and our health agency partners.
The Grandparents Support Network KC (GPS) is designed to empower underserved grandparents raising grandchildren so that they may access the support and resources they need to be successful caregivers of their grandchildren.
The Midwest Center for Nonprofit Leadership at UMKC partners with the Junior League of Kansas City to present the jointly-developed Advanced Leadership Certificate Series (ALCS).
Abandoned 2 Vibrant (A2V) is a partnership with the Kansas City, MO Land Bank to help potential buyers of abandoned homes select houses that best fit their needs. The project uses advanced data processing to provide these insights
Musical Bridges provides young musicians in under-served communities with one-on-one instruction on their instruments to allow access to the type of training in the arts that is essential to success, creating a pipeline of musicians from diverse backgrounds, as well as mentoring students towards success in higher education.
The UMKC School of Dentistry works with a K-12 Charter School to provide oral health services, in place, in the urban core of Kansas City.