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2014 Annual Meeting

Come celebrate with us at our Annual Meeting Luncheon for the Mount Carmel Redevelopment Corporation, celebrating 20 years of service to the community.

The date and time is April 24, 2014, 11:30AM - 1:30PM. The place is the Breidenthal Youth & Family Community Center, 1220 Troup Avenue, Kansas City, KS 66104

For more information or to reserve your seat, contact Pamela Smart at (913) 913-621-4111.


Mount Carmel Redevelopment Corporation (MCRC) is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) community development corporation with a volunteer Board of Directors from varied professional backgrounds. The organization has taken as its mission field the restructuring of urban core of northeast Kansas City, Kansas.

Historically, blight, deteriorating infrastructures, abandoned housing, over-grown weeds, trash and debris, a high crime rate, and declining population is what residents of the Mount Carmel neighborhood experience every day.

This predominantly African American community, in the heart of Kansas City, Kansas near 12th and Parallel Parkway, offered little in visible quality of life for its residents prior to 1994. Area commerce is almost nonexistent; local stores are boarded up; and recreation for youth is most often found in the streets.

12th Street March 1997

More than 30% of the residents live in poverty. The area's 13% unemployment rate is among the highest in greater Kansas City.

MCRC has become the catalyst for the revitalization of this neighborhood. The organization offers hope for urban Northeast Wyandotte County. MCRC board and staff believes that just as the human heart is the lifeline that makes for a healthy body, Wyandotte County/Kansas City, Kansas needs healthy urban neighborhoods to maintain a strong and vibrant city.

MCRC’s master plan calls for redevelopment of a four square block area, bounded by Garfield on the south, Parallel on the North, 11th street on the east and 13th street on the west. Through authentic and effective partnerships and diverse funding streams, effective changes are coming into fruition.

MCRC's intent is to create safe, healthy neighborhoods and seeks to serve the community in excellence, utilizing holistic service delivery. The organization affirms its belief that every person is entitled to the fulfillment of their basic human needs such as food, clothing, shelter, and an adequate quality of life. MCRC is making the difference in the community it serves, one person at a time every day.

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Health Fair 2016

In building a healthier community, Mt. Carmel Redevelopment Corporation (MCRC) will host its first annual community / health fair, on Saturday, June 25 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The “Dr. Norge W. Jerome Passport to Health” event is free and open to the public. Residents of both Kansas and Missouri are welcome. The event will be held onsite at the Breidenthal Youth and Family Community Center located at 1240 Troup Avenue in Kansas City, Kansas.