In the beginning, Rosedale Development Association (RDA) was formed to address community issues, such as crime, flooding and housing, in the Rosedale neighborhood of Kansas City, Kansas. It replaced the older Rosedale Community Council, which was formed in 1945, and added social services to its focus. Over the past 38 years, RDA has worked to give a voice to the Rosedale community, and has become an integral part of the neighborhood’s landscape.
Gave 12 students a summer job through Summer Youth Employment and trained 35 youth coaches to run sports programs.
Maintained four miles of nature trails in Fisher and Mt. Marty Parks.
Provided minor home repair to 10 Rosedale families.
Delivered 46 Thanksgiving baskets to Rosedale families in need through our annual Feed a Family program, including coats and winter wear for the children.
Engaged 250 community members in public meetings to update and expand the Rosedale Master Plan and successfully advocated for the plan's adoption.
Advocate for implementation of the Rosedale Master Plan in accordance with community input.
Attract, retain and expand businesses and investment in Rosedale.
Develop the capacity of neighborhood groups, residents, youth and businesses to address complex and evolving community issues and needs.
Improve the physical infrastructure and appearance of Rosedale to support individual and community health.
Improve individual health of Rosedalians, increase food access and promote health equity.
Encourage and prioritize green development and infrastructure.
Minor home repair (targeting elderly, handicapped, or low-income homeowners), environmental code enforcement, beautification, and marketing of vacant lots for new home construction or community gardens.
Reduction of physically blighting conditions in area housing stock and beautification of vacant lots encourages new families to locate in the area and businesses to see opportunities for success. Assisting families and seniors with home repairs helps them remain in their homes and many times reduces stress and worry they have regarding costly repairs.
The Rosedale Healthy Kids program (RHK) is a community-based project to improve equitable access to healthy food and opportunities for active living for all who live, work and play in Rosedale, a neighborhood of Kansas City, Kansas. RHK accomplishes this by promoting healthy, active lifestyles for all Rosedale residents and advocating for environmental and policy changes that support healthy communities.
By creating access to healthy food, safe routes for bicyclists and pedestrians, and healthy out-of-school activities for youth, RHK is making the healthy choice the easy choice in Rosedale.
On a daily basis, RDA helps residents and businesses to connect with other resources, such as charitable organizations, city officials, or community police officers. RDA assists residents and businesses with codes issues by contacting property owners or the city codes officer. The organization also communicates with the police department about community concerns and crime trends.
RDA handles issues ranging from land-use planning to animal control, job and housing referrals to zoning and development. RDA listens to the concerns and ideas of community members and strives to advocate for and with the Rosedale community.
RDA's 2017 goals include:
RDA believes that neighborhood groups are an important grass-roots mechanism for individuals to communicate and support one another. These groups help make their neighborhoods safe and attractive places to live. RDA offers support to these groups whenever possible, by attending and speaking at meetings, helping with the production of neighborhood newsletters, and assisting with problem solving and long-term tactical planning.
Leaders of Rosedale neighborhood groups meet once a month at the RDA office and communicate frequently via e-mail. Information, concerns, and support are exchanged. The leaders then distribute the information to residents in their respective neighborhoods.
In 2016, RDA accomplished the following:
Indirect Public Support HelpIndirect public support represents revenue received through solicitation campaigns. This includes funding United Way and other federated fundraising organizations, but does not include donor designated contributions.
Earned Revenue HelpEarned revenue represents income generated in direct exchange for a product or service.Earned income includes income from government contracts.
We are currently overhauling our donor management system, creating a fund development plan, and investigating earned income possibilities. We are able to partner with many other local organizations to increase our impact and outreach, and only seek grants in line with our mission.
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