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A blog for the Coalition of Hispanic Organizations, a membership group based in the Kansas City metropolitan area.

Monday, January 30, 2006

Economic Development Committee meeting on February 1st

Por Favor haz una click aqui for info regarding the Economic Development Committee's inaugural meeting this Wednesday at 1pm at the Central Bank office located on Independence Avenue. For more information, please contact Lydia Contreras at

February 2006 meeting

The February meeting of the Coalition of Hispanic Organizations will be held this Friday at 8am at El Centro's Macias Flores Center, 290 South 10th Street, KCK. Please click on the minutes of the January meeting or the agenda of the February meeting to read them.

Friday's speakers will bring information about the LISC Neighborhoods NOW program, the American Heart Association and the MC Plus health care program.

Hasta luego!

Wednesday, January 04, 2006

Cristo Rey School

To all COHO Members and interested community members,

As you may know the Sisters of Charity of Leavenworth are starting a Cristo Rey School in Kansas City this fall. They are trying to reach as many Latino 8th grade students as they can. The Sisters have given out about 120 packets, but know there are many Latino students that have not been reached. The school is open to any student in economic need. If they qualify for free or reduced lunch at school (about 185% of poverty) they will qualify for the Cristo Rey school.

This is where they need your help. If you have a middle school youth group, or a parent group in your organization Sr. Vickie and her associates would love to meet with them to tell them about Cristo Rey Kansas City. If you would be willing to help Sr. Vickie to do this, please call her at 816 457 6044 or email her at or Also, if you know of individual students or have the name of a contact with another organization or school, they would appreciate receiving that as well.

Sister Eileen Haynes or Sister Vickie Perkins would be happy to talk to you about this. They really want to reach the kids who would benefit from the Cristo Rey school.

Thank you for your help in this area. We know that each of the COHO organizations contact many of the families they are hoping to engage and we appreciate your assistance in this endeavor.

Tuesday, January 03, 2006

Happy New Year!

The first 2006 meeting of Coalition of Hispanic Organizations - COHO - will be held at the Senior's Meeting Room in the Redemptorist Center located at 207 W. Linwood Blvd. Kansas City, MO 64111. The entrance is on the south side of the building from the parking lot.

Turner School Board President Jim Ernst and Superintendent Bobby Allen are scheduled to attend and give a presentation. We have also invited Michael Snodgrass, Neighborhoods NOW, to attend and update us on this new program of LISC (Local Initiative Support Corporation).

The agenda and minutes for the December meeting be viewed by clicking on the item that you would like to see.

Hasta el viernes!