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Treats ON Troost
It was a beautiful day on October 31st for the first Treats on Troost Halloween event. Six-hundred personal-sized candy bags and 100 Essentials Bags For Kids were safely shared with happy, appreciative, costumed children.
The Essentials Bags contained personal hygiene and safety supplies specifically for kids. Also, parents and older teens received masks to keep themselves and their families safe.
MCC would like to THANK our sponsors and board members for supporting this event.

AFIA School

Meet The New Vice President

Jensie Culton has been voted in as Vice President of the Marlborough Community coalition. She and her family moved to Marlborough three years ago and have a daughter who attends the nearby Academy for Integrated Arts.
She is passionate about empowering and supporting families and children in Marlborough by providing equitable, accessible resources for healthy food, education, economic development and exploration of nature and the arts. Jensie is also passionate about the cinnamon rolls from Vee's Sweets and Treats in Marlborough Village. Jensie and her husband, Thomas, have one daughter and two sons, as well as their own video production company, Thomas Bain Productions. She is a citizen of the Cherokee Nation.

Congratulations Jensie and Thanks for your service!


Our next Community Meeting is this Tuesday, November 17th from 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm. 


5th District Small Business Tour & Support: Councilwoman Parks-Shaw

South Troost Corridor (76th to 95th) & Marlborough Village (78th to 85th)

  • Introduction to Community Improvement District
  • MCC Urban Renewal Area Commercial Property Tax Abatement Program
  • Traffic Calming and Streetscaping on Troost

Join the conversation via Facebook Live or Zoom.

Call-in phone numbers
Meeting ID: 925 5015 9307
Passcode: 359498
(301) 715-8592
(312) 626-6799


Exciting Possibilities On The Horizon For The Long-Vacant Marlborough School

In June 2019, the Marlborough Community Coalition (MCC) formed an independent non-profit called the Marlborough Community Land Trust (MCLT). The MCLT is a real estate development organization with the mission of creating quality, affordable housing for rent or purchase with the financial benefits of those properties resulting in the long-term presence of affordable housing in the neighborhood and wealth building for first-time homeowners.

Earlier this year, MCC and MCLT were introduced to Prairie Fire Development Group as a potential partner to build new homes on vacant Land Bank lots in Marlborough. Through those discussions, it became clear that there were exciting possibilities to convert the Marlborough school into mixed income affordable apartments, as well as to build new mixed income affordable townhomes on the school property. Exact Partners generously agreed to sell the school and property to a partnership of MCC, MCLT, and Prairie Fire Development if the partnership is able to secure Low Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) financial assistance from the Missouri Housing Development Commission, over the next two years.

An application for the extremely competitive LIHTC financial assistance was submitted on October 31, 2020. Should the LIHTC funding not be secured by the end of two years, Exact Partners has a revised plan for developing the site that includes market-rate apartments and townhomes with space available for 5 affordable units.

The KCMO School District is hosting a public meeting for residents to learn and offer comments about both proposals and to offer feedback on a request by the partnership to remove a deed restriction requested by the neighborhood to prevent the use of LIHTC for development on the site. Mark your calendar….

December 8, 2020
6:30 pm

Watch the MCC and the Marlborough Neighborhood – KC Facebook pages for virtual meeting details. Residents within several blocks around the school site will receive a mailed meeting notice. For more information, contact.


Thanksgiving Assistance For Those In Need

The Marlborough Community Center is partnering with the Marlborough Community Coalition, Beauty of Holiness Church, New Zion Missionary Baptist Church, Councilwoman Ryana Parks Shaw and others to provide Thanksgiving boxes for families in need.


Thanksgiving Box Give Away

Marlborough Community Center

November 24, 2020

Beginning 5:30pm Until All Are Distributed

Drive Thru Pick-Up for COVID Safety


The need is expected to be great. Donations of the following items to go in the boxes, or a donation of a complete box,  can be taken to the Community Center. Call (813) 513-7800 to confirm their hours. They have a freezer able to store whole chickens. Other items need to be non-perishable.

Whole Chicken
4 cans vegetables or fruit
Stuffing Mix + Gravy Mix/Can of Gravy
Macaroni & Cheese Box
Self Contained Dessert Mix in a Box

If you prefer to make a financial donation toward the purchase of items, please send a check payable to the Marlborough Community Coalition at 1809 E 80th, KCMO 64132 or drop it in the mail slot at the Catalyst Center. Note that the donation is for the Thanksgiving boxes. The Community Center is not able to accept donations of cash or check.

November 17 Marlborough Coalition Community Meeting: Focus on Local Businesses. 6:30 pm via Zoom

November 18 - Housing Task Force Meeting

November 24 Marlborough Community Thanksgiving Dinner Take-Out. Marlborough  Community Center. 8200 Paseo. 5:30 pm

December 8 Special MCC Community Meeting with the KCMO School District

December 10 - Public Safety Meeting


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