You did it! Yesterday, Kansas City voted YES on Question 4, enacting a new sales tax that will raise $8.6 million a year for economic development in the long-neglected neighborhoods of the central city! It passed with 52% of the vote.

This monumental victory only came about because of people like you, who care about human dignity and social justice, who stepped up to spread the word and get to the polls. Thank you for taking action.

CCO is looking forward to many events this month, and we hope you will join us.


Join the Johnson County chapter of CCO! No county is completely free of poverty, lack of proper healthcare, racial inequities, and other social problems. Fortunately, there are always people committed to addressing these issues no matter where they live.

Join us at the Oak Park Library (9500 Bluejacket, Overland Park, KS 66214) on Thursday, April 13, from 6 pm to 8 pm. We will identify urgent issues in Johnson County, with a focus on low life expectancy zip codes. RSVP here.


Come view "The Raising of America" film at Visitation! On Monday, April 17, from 7 pm to 8:30 pm, Visitation Church will host a viewing of the groundbreaking documentary that explores how social conditions affect childhood development.

It will take place in Tighe Hall at Visitation, 5141 Main Street, Kansas City, MO 64112. Please RSVP here.


Join us for our Entrepreneurial Workshop! On Saturday, April 22, from 10 am to 2 pm, CCO will host a free workshop to identify and make available local resources, share effective ideas from emerging entrepreneurship, and work on changing local culture to provide ongoing support to entrepreneurs. Speakers include Dell Gines of the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City and EconAvenue.

This event will take place at the Haven Center, 735 Walker Avenue, Kansas City, KS 66101. RSVP today.


Attend our White Privilege Conference 2017 Reception at the American Jazz Museum at 18th and Vine! On Thursday, April 27, from 5:30 pm to 8:30 pm, come meet the nationally renowned White Privilege Conference speakers, including Michael Eric Dyson, Glen Singleton, and more.

You will enjoy a tour of the American Jazz and National Negro League museums, KC BBQ, a cash bar, music, and spoken word artists.

Purchase your ticket(s) here, or contact Marquita Taylor at to become an official sponsor, which includes several unique benefits. Free transportation by Hobson's Limousines will be provided to the first 100 White Privilege Conference participants to purchase tickets for the reception.


Thank you, and we can't wait to see you at these events!