Community Development

We partner with cross-sector organizations to build systems and support that create lasting solutions to social issues on a large scale. Using a proven formula — inform, strategize, organize, and activate — we provide collaborative leadership focused on collective goals, strategic partnerships, shared action and accountability. Check out some of our work below!

Criminal Justice Reform

We created a service-focused diversion program to help authentically address the systemic inequalities that currently plague our country — watch 13th for more info. Upstream solutions like this are proven to reduce the rate of repeat convictions, provide financial relief for cities, and assist in defendant rehabilitation, all while supporting local nonprofits.

World Building KC

Thanks to past support from the Verizon Foundation and Origami Air, UKC facilitates an experiential 3D World Building program that allows students to virtually reimagine their communities 20 years in the future. Students then utilize UKC programs to develop social projects that will help bring those virtual worlds to life.

Digital Equity Task Force

The internet is essential to take care of life’s basic needs, like working remotely, social security benefits, and getting an education. Unfortunately many people, especially kids, don’t have reliable or affordable access. At the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, we worked with the KC Coalition for Digital Inclusion and William T. Kemper Foundation to help bridge this ever-widening digital divide.

Liberty Mental Health Alliance

For two years, we managed an alliance of companies, schools, civic groups, and nonprofits in Liberty, Missouri to help identify, connect, and enhance mental health resources for youth and adults. The vision was simple — build a community where people have direct access to mental health resources.

We Look forward to connecting with you

For general questions, please contact us at 816-721-5529 or [email protected].

We Look forward to connecting with you

For questions, please contact us at 816-200-0432 or [email protected].

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