United Way Joins the Peace Party !

Jim MacDonald, Vice President, Community Impact

Jim MacDonald, Vice President, Community Impact

United Way of Greater Kansas City (UW) goes out of its way to support Partner Organizations. This morning about 40 Partner Agency Leaders gathered for breakfast at the new UW offices, located on the Plaza.  Jim MacDonald, Joan Cabell and Teri Retzlaff welcomed us as we enjoyed opportunities to meet and talk with people from other service organizations.  The meeting topic was Campaign 2013: Strategies to Resource Community Need, and included ideas to boost giving to this year’s campaign so that many more people in the Kansas City area can receive needed services and opportunities.

During the 7 years I’ve been with the Community Mediation Center (CMC), I’ve witnessed an increase in the quantity and quality of contact that the UW staff has with Partner Agencies, allowing opportunities for input and feedback from the people who serve high need community members. CMC began receiving support from UW at a higher level in order to cover a 60% increase in numbers served when the Kansas City, MIssouri Human Relations mediation office closed in 2010.  Because of UW support, CMC brings conflict resolution training to children, youth and adults, serves families and communities at risk for violence with mediation and training, offers neighborhood accountability board services to courts and much more.

United Way helps hundreds of organizations like CMC look to a future where all are valued and everyone has the resources and support they need to live happy, healthy lives.  Welcome to the Peace Party!

You can join! Make a donation to CMC and partner with us to help people at risk for violence solve problems peacefully.


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