Guadalupe Center to host an awards dinner and fundraiser

Posted August 26, 2014 at 11:00 pm

Northeast News
August 27, 2014

KANSAS CITY, Missouri – The Guadalupe Centers, Inc. has announced the date and location for its annual Blanco y Negro Awards Gala.

The awards dinner and fundraiser will be held Friday, Sept. 12, in the Century Ballroom at the Westin Crown Center, 1 E. Pershing Rd., Kansas City, Mo. Blanco y Negro is the premier formal awards banquet in Kansas City, gathering civic leaders to honor individuals and businesses serving the area’s Latino community. It also serves as the formal kickoff to Hispanic Heritage month. Funds raised annually benefits all GCI programming.

The gala begins with cocktails at 5:30 p.m., with dinner and an awards presentation to follow, and the night ends with entertainment and dancing in alternate party rooms. In addition to awards, GCI will also present the

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    City Market to host Health Fair

    Northeast News
    August 27, 2014

    KANSAS CITY, Missouri – Along with encouraging healthy eating, the City Market will also soon encourage healthy living and wellness.

    Head over to the City Market from 8 a.m. – 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 30, and join multiple health organizations and businesses for a health and wellness fair. Participating organizations include the Kansas Drug Card Program, the University of Missouri – Kansas City’s Pharmacy and Patient Care Departments, Smiles Change Lives and the Kansas City Parks and Recreation Department.

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    Northeast Middle School officially open to students

    By MICAH WILKINS
    Northeast News
    August 13, 2014

    KANSAS CITY, Missouri – As of this week, the newly renovated Northeast Middle School is now home to 478 seventh graders.

    Construction workers were making the final touches on the school and its exterior up until Sunday so the building would be ready for the first day of school Monday morning, Aug. 11.

    According to Cheryl Luther, the Senior Superintendent at JE Dunn Construction, the company hired to renovate the school, some last minute work was added

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    New school year means new buildings for some

    Northeast News
    August 13, 2014

    Northeast Middle School

    School’s back from summer break. Monday, Aug. 11, was the official first day of school for elementary, middle and high school students of the Kansas City Public Schools district. The day was extra special for students attending Northeast Middle School, the first time students have roamed its halls since it closed in 2010. Michael Bushnell

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    Scuola Vita ribbon cutting

    Northeast News
    August 6, 2014

    KANSAS CITY, Missouri – The saying goes it takes a village to raise a child.

    Well everyone in the Northeast community is invited to see how area children will be raised with the opening of a new school.

    Scuola Vita Nuova Charter School will celebrate the completion of a goal set years ago with a ribbon cutting ceremony at 3 p.m. Monday, Aug. 11, at the new SVN Charter School site, 535 Garfield Ave. The ceremony will mark the

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    Improving schools for young men of color pledge by KCPS

    Northeast News
    July 30, 2014

    KANSAS CITY, Missouri – The Kansas City Public Schools superintendent wants to make sure young men of color have the best possible academic and social possibilities afforded to them.

    Last week, KCPS superintendent Dr. R. Stephen Green joined President Barack Obama and more than 60 other big-city public school district superintendents from across the country, the Council of the Great City Schools, in a pledge to improve the academic and social outcomes of boys and young men of color.

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    Free immunizations provided at Back-to-School health fair

    By Micah Wilkins
    Northeast News
    July 30, 2014

    KANSAS CITY, Missouri – The Kansas City Health Department is hosting a no-cost back-to-school health fair.

    Start the school year off right by ensuring that you’re in good health and that your immunizations are up to date. From 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 9., the Health Department, and HealthCare USA, will offer free immunizations, sports physicals, screenings and other services at the Health Department building, 2400 Troost Ave.

    The services provided include:

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    KCPS helps neighborhood turn land into future park

    By Joe Jarosz
    Northeast News
    July 16, 2014

    KANSAS CITY, Missouri – If you build it, they will come.

    That’s the mindset behind the Blue Valley Neighborhood Association and their goal to build a park at the former location of McCoy Elementary School, 1524 White Ave.

    The neighborhood association was recently awarded a $15,000 tier two, Community Capital Fund grant. With the grant, the association will launch “McCoy Friends Y Amigos – Work. Gather. Play.” an initiative to create a neighborhood park on the

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    Fence allowed in historic area

    By Joe Jarosz
    Northeast News
    July 2, 2014

    KANSAS CITY, Missouri – Chain link fences are acceptable for historic districts.

    That was the verdict Friday by the city’s Historic Preservation Commission as residents of the Pendleton Heights neighborhood attempted to reopen and get another hearing on a decision made earlier this year by the commission approving a chain link fence around the the soon-to-open Scuola Vita Nuova Charter School. The commission voted 4-1 against allowing a rehearing of the case.

    At the meeting, Jessica Ray

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    Thacher-a-thon raises awareness

    By Joe Jarosz
    Northeast News
    July 2, 2014

    KANSAS CITY, Missouri – This past Saturday, area residents wanted to show the Kansas City, Mo., Public Schools they cared about their schools in the Northeast.

    Even ones that have been shut down. And if that meant waking up early and cleaning the area around Northeast High and Middle School, as well as the perimeter of the former Thacher Elementary School, then that’s what they were going to do.

    Beginning at 9 a.m. and lasting until the

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