initiatives+projects

We’ve worked on numerous projects and this page lists our favorites. Our ability to successfully support initiatives and help with project implementation is based on our core strategies: Connect. Communicate. Collaborate. Our favorite initiatives are the ones below because they’re grounded in teamwork.

Pepper Family Genealogy (more details coming soon)

Feminist Parenting

Reflecting on Empower Missiouri and a Lifetime of Service: Conversations with Mary Kay McPhee

M.A.G.I.C. (Midwest Afro-American Genealogical Interest Coalition)

Quindaro Ruins (updates coming soon)

Citizen University

Civic Seminary

Alliance for Economic Inclusion (information is on the way)

Money Smart KC

#ListenFirst & National Conversation Project

KC Connectors

We believe in teamwork so we connect, communicate and collaborate! We share information and resources because we understand the importance and power of increasing access to information and resources. We’re amplifying core messages that empower others to do the same using a collective impact strategy we call #TeamEncouragers.
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discovering ubuntu…increasing collective wellbeing

We’re passionate about life, excited about possibilities, and joyful about opportunities at Building Community Capacity. We embrace change that creates positive outcomes. We welcome collaboration and partnerships that increase access to information and resources for children, families, and communities, empowering them to remove limitations imposed by poverty and disenfranchisement. We believe in the power of sharing and leveraging resources. We create synergy when we add our time, talents, and treasures to projects and initiatives that increase collective well-being. We are committed and determined to be part of the solution and create a better world for everyone.

Our work requires that we know our strengths and understand our limitations because no one is an island. We need each other to get the job done. No project is too small, no initiative is too big when we come together and discuss the roots of the problems and share ideas about solutions. When we roll up our sleeves and get to work, we’ll discover ubuntu, an African word meaning…we are our sisters and brothers. It’s in all our best interests when we resolve societal issues because what negatively impacts you will adversely affect me. When we rely less on individualism, we’ll find that we can increase our collective well-being because ultimately, we’re all in this together. It’s all about ubuntu. It’s about our ability to be compassionate with each other.