Kansas City Consensus
Rating: 5 stars 1 review
Location: PO Box 10252 Kansas City MO 64171 USA
Programs: Consensus improves public policy decision making by engaging citizens in deliberative forums. In 2003, the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation chose Consensus as the home for its KC Forums project. Since then, Consensus has continued offering deliberation to the local community and clients. Very quickly, Consensus became a national presence in deliberation, working with the Kettering Foundation, with MacNeil/Lehrer Productions and AmericaSpeaks on deliberative events. We have attracted local co-sponsors including the Truman Presidential Library, the Kansas City Public Library and Johnson County Library, the local press club and a state legislator. events with national organizations, legislators, and libraries. Deliberation asks citizens to consider three ways of approaching a public policy issue. It helps people move past wishful thinking and work across boundaries to find solutions.
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Community Creating Opportunties (CCO) has been in existing in our Community for 35 years, it is a Faith Based organization that brings people of all faith together to build relationships and develop strong leaders to improve the quality of life in our communities. We are a multicultrual, inter-religious organization that brings together diverse perspectives and views for a collective vision to transform lives through new and powerful relationships. How do we do this? Beginning with the concrete problems faced by working families and then doing careful research, create policy and program innovations from the ground up to affect change. We have organizations in Kansas City Kansas and Kansas City Missouri, Jefferson City MO, and Springfield MO. CCO represents over 100 Churches and organization throughout the State. We are involved Healthcare, Housing and Community Development and Youth development, just to name a few things.
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