Community Outreach Programs brought to you by Mattie Rhodes Center

On Friday, May 20, the Mattie Rhodes Center hosted its 10th annual Brightening Lives, Building Futures luncheon, honoring those in the Westside and Historic Northeast communities that consistently have a positive impact with their volunteer hours and financial support.

The 2022 MRC Service Award was awarded to Marion Broderick and Robert Barrientos for their selfless work with the Mattie Rhodes Center by volunteering over 700 hours to provide emergency assistance to people living in Clay and Jackson Counties. 

Mattie Rhodes Center enriches the lives of individuals, families and communities in a respectful, multicultural environment. The nonprofit envisions a vibrant community where individuals and families are healthy, safe and have the resources to thrive.



Upcoming Mattie Rhodes Events



Summer Art Camps at the Mattie Rhodes Art Center

Mattie Rhodes Center is excited to offer our regular schedule of summer art camps for 2022!

We are happy to be able to offer summer programming this summer and will do our best to continue to create a safe, healthy, child-friendly and child-focused environment.

Please note, we are moving pick up and drop-off to our NEW Mattie Rhodes Cultural Center at 1701 Jarboe, KCMO 64108.

The safety and well-being of our families and staff are our top priority. We have been working hard to create a plan to ensure the safety and trust of our families.

Itty Bitty Art Camp Flower Making Day
Camp designed especially for our youngest artists ages 2-5. The things these little ones can create will amaze you!
Hours: 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Days: Tuesday – Friday
Fee $60.00 per child.
All supplies are included.

Teen Art Camp
A great way for teens to add to their portfolio, make new friends, learn new art skills from amazing artists and have a lot of creative fun!
Teens will work in clay, creative writing, drawing, collage, printmaking, product design and so much more!
Hours: 9:00 am – 3:30 pm
Days: Tuesday – Friday
Fee $110.00 per child.
All supplies are included.

Summer Art Camp
A variety pack of art activities, lessons and mediums for each young artist to experience! Students will be able to experience ceramics, mixed media, cultural arts, painting, drawing and craftmaking. So many amazing unique pieces of artwork to take home!

Each session is uniquely different – Wednesday Tie Dye is the only thing that stays the same. An Art Camp T-shirt is included along with all supplies and a morning snack.

Please bring a sack lunch each day.
Days: Tuesday – Friday
Hours: 9:00am – 3:30pm(8:30am staggered drop off for safety& 3:30pm pick up)
Ages: 5 – 12
Fee: $175 per week


Scholarships may be available, please contact 816-221-2349 or artsinfo@mattierhodes.org.

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