KCK’s cold-weather shelter is ready for its second winter

By  Danya Turkmani Last year, as a snowstorm raged and as temperatures dropped below 20 degrees, Sean T. struggled to find a warm place to stay the night in Kansas City, Kansas. He was looking for the cold weather shelter at Bridge of Hope Community Church, but weariness overcame him. He sat down to rest. “The…

$1.6 million KU grant will reduce violence and improve health in KCK

By Debra DeCoster   Gunshots sounded in Dola Gabriel’s Kansas City, Kansas, neighborhood at 3 a.m. on a Wednesday last year.  Upon hearing the rapid fire of bullets, Gabriel, senior research assistant for KU Center for Community Health and Development, rolled out of her bed and onto the floor, hoping that the bullets wouldn’t slam…

First school bond projects completed during the summer

In November, 2016, KCKPS passed a $235 million no tax increase bond referendum, and the first projects being paid out of the bond were completed this spring and summer. Additional construction projects are underway while other projects are scheduled for coming years. In total, there will be more than 80 projects during the next fi…

Rosedale business owner gives back to Rosedale Park

You may know Pete Cashen as the owner of TMS, Inc., a mechanical contracting company at 701 Southwest Blvd., or as the co-owner of Dynamic Discs, a disc golf equipment company in both Emporia, KS and Rosedale. The staff at RDA know him as one of our dedicated board members, but Pete is a community leader in…

New Program Designed to Help Low Income People Find and Stay in Affordable Housing

KANSAS CITY, KANSAS – Kim Wilson Housing, Inc., has received a grant from the Health Care Foundation of Greater Kansas City to help clients of Wyandot Center and PACES secure and maintain safe and affordable housing in Wyandotte County. The pilot program, Housing Location Services, will educate front-line social workers on resources and techniques their…