KC NOVA and local communities pair up for Take Care of Prospect initiative

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- As part of a continued effort to make the Prospect Avenue Corridor more safe and attractive, supporters of the Kansas City No Violence Alliance, community organizations, and neighborhoods from that area will take part Saturday, Sept. 19, in the Take Care of Prospect initiative, clearing brush and clean up some troubling parts of the 35th and Prospect Avenue area.

Volunteers, police, prosecutors, neighborhood leaders and residents will work together from 8 a.m. to noon in the 35th and Prospect area. They will meet on the northeast side of 35th and Prospect, across from the BP gas station. Tents and grills will also be placed on this corner where food and refreshments will be served.

The night before the cleanup, beginning at 5:30 p.m., at the Ad Hoc Group Against Crime, 3116 Prospect Avenue, a “night walk” will be organized with supporters canvassing the 35th and Prospect area. The walkers will promote crime and violence reduction.

This area has been identified as a hot spot in an area of the urban core – 25th to 39th streets, Paseo to Indiana – known as the Byrne area because of U.S. Department of Justice funding that has focused extra resources there to reduce violent crime and build more community and law enforcement cooperation. Other cleanups and events are planned in the area throughout the year.




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