Blog Posts By: Dina Newman

Center for Neighborhoods receives recognition from KCMO City Council

February 7, 2019


The Center for Neighborhoods at the UMKC Department of Architecture, Urban Planning + Design was recognized by the Kansas City, Missouri City Council on Dec. 20, 2018. This recognition acknowledges the Center’s mission to equip, empower, and engage Kansas City’s neighborhood leaders with the tools they need to address the challenges and uplift the assets of their […]

A small patch of ground

August 19, 2014


“These two were over in the garden,” he said sternly. I glanced over at the boys, both holding a plastic sack that contained what looked like a fistful of greens. The boys were opposite in appearance except for the fact that they both looked down at the carpeted floor, not willing to make eye contact. […]

Of Vegetables, Flowers and Snakes: Ivanhoe Residents Cultivate Their Green Thumbs

June 28, 2012


Editor’s note: This is the second of a two-part blog series from the Ivanhoe Neighborhood Council, a Health Care Foundation grant recipient. You can read the first part here. By Dina Newman, Advocate for Change, Ivanhoe Neighborhood Council A cancer survivor still fighting the fight decides to take on a new challenge. Growing flowers in […]

Grown in Ivanhoe Project Helps Neighborhood to Thrive

June 27, 2012


Editor’s note: This is the first of a two-part blog series from the Ivanhoe Neighborhood Council, a Health Care Foundation grant recipient. Read part 2 here. By Dina Newman, Advocate for Change, Ivanhoe Neighborhood Council The Grown in Ivanhoe Project is a collaborative effort of residents, friends and supporters coming together to address healthy food […]


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