Ivanhoe Neighborhood Council is a great organization to be a part of. With volunteering here for the past 2 months, I have always seen each employee preparing and/or working on an upcoming event to better the community. Learning about the history of Ivanhoe and hearing how much the community has improved over the years, Ivanhoe Neighborhood Council is making a positive difference. I look forward in seeing the changes that will be taken place here in the future.
The organization is aggressive in addressing problems such as crime, drug houses, frequent vacancy and trash buildup which plagued the area for decades. The Council empowers residents and gives a foundation for working together to rebuild this community
The staff is dedicated to their continued effort to make Ivanhoe Thrive! They are all so nice, friendly and do great things for the community.
This is a great organization working to help the people of this community gain the tools they need to help themselves and lead greater lives.
My experience working with Ivanhoe Neighborhood Council has been a true pleasure. All members have a positive attitude and a great outlook for their community. Ivanhoe is a great role model for the entire city. I am so proud to have played a small role in the success of the Gateway at 39th Street.
First of all, I have enjoyed being an ordained clergy serving at Gregg Tabernacle African Methodist Episcopal Church in the Ivanhoe community since September 15, 2013. My relationship goes back in the 90s when I was an associate pastor serving at Gregg Tabernacle while pastoring in rural Missouri on alternate Sundays, and the Alan and Yolanda Young and others were starting INC backup again. Nevertheless, there are so many things I could capture as a benefactor of this dynamic neighborhood group. I know space is limited so I will be brief. Our church's educational building third floor windows had been boarded up for nearly 40 years. The thirty-six windows' condition gave no life to the area, it looked like blighted property. I was invited to a Faith Leadership Breakfast May 2014 by Margaret May; several clergy persons from different faith groups and business leaders were in attendance. I met a contractor who rehab houses, and I shared my situation. He became compassion about the vision, and was sold on the ideal. Our congregation raised money for each side of the building, our new partner donated the labor for the installation of all 36 windows. The project took seven months to complete, and just in time for regional Conference; we were called upon to host of 54 sister churches. Another project that will have a major impact on the community is the installation of the internet system. Our church was selected to help train young men and women on installing a WIFI network that the community will be able to gain access to the internet. These individuals installed the wiring under the leadership of Harrison May of W.E.B. Dubois Learning Center, and they also donated three computers with more on the way. These computers will help give the residents and church members access to the internet:check emails, job search, electronic business activity, the list goes on and on! Also, our site will be the hub for others with 3 to 5 block radius for the residents in the community to gain access to the internet once the satelitte is affixed on top the building. There are so many things we can say about our partnership with INC. The bottom-line is the faith community must invest in the neighborhood to make it a better place to live! --Dr. Eraina M. Ross-Aseme
I donate annually to Ivanhoe because it is a community of people helping each other to create affordable living and livable neighborhoods for its residents.
Undeniably one of the hardest working and well organized community and neighborhood development groups in the Kansas City Metropolitan area.