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aSTEAM Village EnVision Center Economic Empowerment Summit II...The Pathway...

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Miracle Temple COGIC

2100 Quindaro Blvd.

Kansas City, KS 66104

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The EnVision Center Economic Empowerment Summit II...The Pathway to Prosperity for All is a strategy and planning session with the goal of connecting the dots between local residents that live in HUD assisted housing to local, regional and national partners who are current or aspiring to participate in the HUD EnVision Center Network.

The HUD EnVision Center is built upon four pillars, 1) Education, 2) Health and Wellness, 3) Financial Independence and 4) Health and Wellness.

HUD awarded the Kansas City metropolitan area two of the seventeen initial EnVision Centers and in collaboration with the Housing Authority of Kansas City, the Kansas City, Kansas Housing Authority, the Unified Government of Kansas City, Kansas and the City of Kansas City, Missouri, aSTEAM Village has the honor of being designated as the lead non-profit agency for both Kansas City, Kansas and Kansas City, Missouri EnVision Centers.

Over the past year, HUD, EnVision Center pilot organizations, aSTEAM Village, STEAM Revolution, e7 Studio Architecture, H.A.K. Electronics and many others have been tirelessly working with the HUD EnVision Center task force to bring together Housing Authority residents, EnVision Center stakeholders and key partners who hold a keen understanding of the economic development opportunities that are available to the residents who live in HUD public and assisted housing so that they can achieve self-efficacy and upward mobility.

This strategy session is being put together with the specific goal of connecting the EnVision Center Initiative to HUD Section 3, HUD Section 515, ConnectHome, Choice Neighborhoods, Opportunity Zones, Jobs Act and Promise Zones with the specific goal of producing an actionable plan that will produce tangible results that produces positive impact on the lives of urban and rural citizens who are receiving HUD assistance.

A carefully orchestrated, collaborative plan will enable citizens who live at or below the poverty line to achieve self-sufficiency which in turn will stimulate economic development and prosperity for the many communities that make up this great nation.

Kansas City is without a doubt, at the epicenter of this nation because of its central location in the United States of America and the expected outcome of this summit is to design an infrastructure for implementation in the regions of the participants of this summit, so that design can be replicated and connected to the other parts of the country regardless of urban or rural demographics.

When we come together to help those at the bottom of the socio-economic ladder, ultimately we raise the collective to ascend to a higher quality of life and prosperity.


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