Kansas City, Missouri
Brush Creek Community Partners (BCCP) is a community collaboration to develop the Brush Creek corridor of Kansas City, Missouri into a world-class cultural and research district surrounded by healthy neighborhoods. The BCCP revitalizes older neighborhoods and develops healthier cultural relations through community involvement. KC150 capitalizes on the city’s 150-year history to challenge community members to make Kansas City a better place. Planned citywide events educate all citizens to positively influence future decisions on civic improvement projects. YouthFriends is a school-based mentoring effort connecting volunteers from a wide range of backgrounds to young people in grades Kindergarten through 12. Twenty-seven area schools now participate, placing over 10,000 volunteers to positively influence the lives of more than 62,000 young people.