Community Engagement University (CEU)

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Community Engagement University is currently postponed indefinitely.

Curious about how your Kansas City government works? Want to learn from City staff how to improve your community? The Spring 2020 session of the City’s Community Engagement University program is here. The free eight-week program meets on Tuesday nights, beginning March 31st and finishing May 19th. This intensive class is designed for active community residents looking to learn more about City services and how it relates to their everyday professional and personal lives.

Why participate in the university?

  • Gain a better understanding of how local government functions
  • Participate and interact with knowledgeable staff to better learn and understand how City finances, operations, projects and services are developed, distributed and executed
  • Serve as role model for community and neighborhood residents
  • Help improve the quality of life for Kansas City residents
  • Build a livable, sustainable community
  • Learn about volunteer opportunities in city government

Class schedule and summary:

  • Local Government 101
  • Dollars and Sense
  • We Develop Your City
  • We Keep Your City Healthy and Active
  • We Build and Improve Your City
  • We Keep Your City Clean
  • We are in Your Neighborhood
  • We Keep Your City Safe


Participants must be Kansas City, Missouri residents at least 18 years of age and need to attend at least six sessions to receive a certificate of completion for this course. If you are interested in attending Community Engagement University but this session does not fit your schedule, we will be offering the eight-week evening program again in the Fall of 2020.

If you plan to join us, please register on Eventbrite.

For more information, contact Amie Young or  Michael Gawlick.