In 2022, citytransformation.org
was invited by Kansas City business leaders to tackle the blight and crime in the historic Troost Street in the heart of their city.
In a partnership with non-profits, local commercial and residential developers, and concerned citizens, a focused urban revitalization study has been planned to remedy decades of injustice and economic devastation. This new grass roots campaign hopes to partner with interested organizations in transforming Kansas City high crime communities.
Built by 2024
“Pastor Henry Hopkins of the First Congregational Church had a vision for what Kansas City could become. He preached a series of sermons called City Beautiful. Businessman August R. Meyer was so inspired he developed an interlocking system of parks and boulevards that changed Kansas City’s future.”
– The City Beautiful Movement in Kansas City, 1880
“I submit to you that Randy Skinner’s model, CityTransformation is going to be adopted nationwide. It’s going to be how we do things. But we’re also going to have to take pastors and city leaders and train them with a call to action.”
– Bishop Dr. Harry Jackson, Hope Christian Church, Baltimore, MD and Washington D.C.
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