Kansas Community Leadership Enterprise Initiative


Kansas Launches New Community Leadership Initiative to Help Children and Families

Kansas Governor, Sam Brownback, met with the Kansas Department for Children and Families (DCF) staff and Robert L. Woodson, Sr., the President and Founder of The Center for Neighborhood Enterprise (CNE) to discuss the ​a​
long project. The project is called Kansas Community Leadership Initiative (KCLI) and will work with community leaders to address concerns such as poverty, violence, and absent fathers.

Kansas’s DCF has given CNE the funds for this 12-month pilot project. The process takes place in three phases. In the first phase CNE will select 270 community leaders from 17 different communities to participate in a community assessment process. They will help identify solutions to top community issues and develop plans that help improve the community welfare by increasing community involvement. In the second and third phases CNE will provide leadership training and assistance to strengthen their ability to serve and sustain themselves at a grassroots level across the state.


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