Welcome to HENC

In July 2009, ten neighborhood associations, congregations and business stakeholders combined to form the Historic East Neighborhoods Coalition (HENC).

The coalition addresses the needs of these neighborhoods. The idea is that together the groups can accomplish bigger and broader goals than working independently.

The ten neighborhood associations are 23rd Street PAC, Boston Heights/Mount Hope, Key Coalition, Oak Park, Palestine, Santa Fe, Seven Oaks, South Round Top, Vineyard, and Washington Wheatley.

For more information contact your local neighborhood association.

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Dedication of Mable Washington Learning Center

On June 29, 2012, the Mable Washington Learning Center was dedicated and opened to the community. The center is a partnership between the Palestine Neighborhood Development Corporation (PNDC), the City of Kansas City, Mo. and LINC. Mable Washington was a founding member of the PNDC which celebrates its 30th anniversary this year. PNDC has partnered with LINC and the City of Kansas City, Mo. since 2007.

Mable Washington Learning Center Dedication from LINC on Vimeo.


Mable Washington Learning Center opens in Palestine neighborhood

The Mable Washington Learning Center will open its doors to the community on Friday, June 29, with classes and resources planned to help the neighborhood continue to grow.

Named after neighborhood leader and Palestine Neighborhood Development Corporation (PNDC) founder and past president Mable Washington, the center grew out of recent community demand for access to learning resources

Afterschool programming, GED preparatory classes, computer training, and skills development for those trying to obtain a job will all be offered at the center.

The Urban Agriculture Center will teach residents and youth about the importance of growing and eating healthy food, especially in food insecure neighborhoods such as theirs, as well as how to start a garden.

The Mable Washington Learning Center is located at 3326 Indiana Ave. in a renovated house owned by the PNDC.

A grand opening will be held on Friday, June 29 at 3pm at the center.