Art on the Street

Along with CAR, three years ago the Art Squad started the program Art on the Street.  They teach art lessons during the summer for those interested in the neighborhood.  The first year the group set up on different street corners in St. Peter’s-Waterway neighborhoods.  The next year it did classes in the community garden and…

Read More

CAR (Community Alley Renovation)


Three years ago, CHWC’s Art Squad came up with the idea to start a program that would abate gang tagging and scripting on garages in the alleyways, on walls, and along routes to schools in their community.  Along with cleaning up the graffiti, they wanted to make the alleyways less frightening and safer for everyone…

Read More

A Cup On The Hill

Cup onthe Hill

Almost four years ago, a couple of visionary young women teamed up with CHWC’s Community Building & Engagement program to meet a critical need in the effort to bring Kansas City, Kansas’s downtown back to life: a public space to gather, to talk, to dream, to work. And to drink the best coffee this side…

Read More

Waterway Park

Waterway Park has been around for 100 plus years and, until CHWC stepped in, was deemed unsafe and an eyesore. CHWC filled in the park, added a beautiful playground and picnic table, installed a half mile track around the outside and a walking trail through the middle, and planted beautiful rain gardens. Now Waterway Park…

Read More