Issues

Neighborhood Revitalization

CCO efforts in area neighborhoods strive to incorporate  vital aspects of a healthy community are part of low-income neighborhoods. CCO member congregations work to hold the city accountable to code enforcement to keep neighborhoods sanitary and safe, and to bring healthy recreation to low-income areas.

 

CCO neighborhood revitalization efforts have improved neighborhood parks in Kansas City, Missouri’s Northeast with $150,000 in city investments for program and infrastructure improvement. The Mayor of Kansas City allocated $35,000 to support a soccer league developed through CCO’s YES (Youth activities, Education & Safety) campaign and a new tournament called KC Kicks. In 2009 CCO celebrated the completion of 10 soccer fields in parks that were before largely abandoned or overrun with illegal activity.