Urban Summit

How We Define Our Advocacy Work

Advocacy is defined as any action that speaks in favor of, recommends, argues for a cause, supports or defends, or pleads on behalf of others.

Our Advocacy Work Outcomes

  • Led efforts to secure positions for 12 professionals to serve in key governmental decision making roles.
  • Was effective in identifying and assisting candidates to navigate the judicial appointments processes for Municipal and Circuit Courts
  • Partnered with neighborhood clean-up programs in communities throughout the Central City
  • Launched and maintained several effective prison release programs and sponsored a Mini Summit on the topic
  • Convened key leaders to partnerships for economic development
  • Advocated funding for Center City charitable and social service organizations
  • Sponsored a “March and Rally for Peace


Partnered with various organizations such as SCLC, Urban League, Committee to Abolish Poverty, MORE2, Black and Brown Coalition, Baptist Ministers Union and a number of other non-profit organizations to:


  • Successfully develop a citywide “One City” campaign to approve a 1/8 Cents Sales Tax for community economic development for Central City neighborhoods centered along Prospect Avenue to the east and west from 9th Street to Gregory Blvd. - 2017
  • Successfully created a campaign for the “KCFor$15” minimum wage -2017