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Kansas City Community Resources

Introduction

There are a number of community resource centers located nearby that provide services such as free internet, free classes, help starting a business or finding a job, money management, health information, government and legal information, and much more.

This guide contains information on the Rockhurst University Community Center, the Prosperity Center for Financial Opportunity, and the Kansas City Public Library. You can find general information (such as hours and locations) on each of these places below. You can also find more information on specific services by clicking on the tabs to the left.  

Contact Information

ROCKHURST UNIVERSITY COMMUNITY CENTER

Alicia Douglas
Director of Community Relations and Outreach

816-501-4306
alicia.douglas@rockhurst.edu

Campus Security Service Center
816-501-4010
bill.evans@rockhurst.edu

PROSPERITY CENTER FOR FINANCIAL OPPORTUNITY

Phone:
816-501-4239

Email:
info@prosperitycenterkc.org

MEETING SPACES @RU

Arrupe Hall: two conference rooms are available (reserve them through SchoolDude)

KANSAS CITY PUBLIC LIBRARY

Main Line:
816-701-3400

Customer Service (accounts, policies, finding materials):
816-701-3442

Reference (research questions):
816-701-3433

General Email (answered within 48 hours)

H&R Block Business & Career Center:
816-701-3717
bcc@kclibrary.org

KC Health & Wellness Center:
816-701-3482

 

Rockhurst University Community Center

The Rockhurst University Community Center exists to serve the unmet needs of residents in our neighborhood with particular emphasis on learning, leadership and service in the Jesuit tradition.

Comm Center Map

You can find more information about the Community Center using the links below: 

Prosperity Center for Financial Opportunity

Prosperity Center Logo

The Prosperity Center for Financial Opportunity, located in the Urban Core on Rockhurst University's campus, provides employment services, financial counseling and coaching, and income support access to adults living in the Greater Kansas City Metropolitan Area. The Center's model focuses on improving the financial bottom line for low- to moderate-income families, helping to change their financial behavior in a way that encourages a long-term commitment to building a bright financial future.

These free offerings are available to you through one-on-one coaching sessions and group workshops. Schedule your appointment today by selecting from their available services.

**A 1 Hour Program Overview must be completed before attending workshops or participating in coaching sessions.

The Center is located at 5151 Troost Avenue, Ste 100 Kansas City, MO 64110. Map & Directions
 

Prosperity Center Office Hours

 Monday  Closed
 Tuesday  9am - 6pm
 Wednesday    9am - 6pm
 Thursday  9am - 6pm
 Friday  9am - 6pm
 Saturday  8am - 12pm  
 Sunday  Closed

Kansas City Public Library

KCPL Logo

 
The Kansas City Public Library system consists of a central library, nine branches, and an outreach services program serving a constituency of over 250,000 in Kansas City, Missouri. In addition to providing library services to residents, the Library also serves as a resource for the 1.7 million metropolitan residents of greater Kansas City.

The Kansas City Public Library is more than just books. It offers regular events and programs (both fun and educational), classes, health and wellness resources, job seeker resources, entrepreneurial resources, forums for teens to display their creativity, online databases for research, resources for test prep, homework help, and much, much more. Check out their website or stop by one of their ten locations to take full advantage of everything KCPL has to offer!

 1. Central  |  2. Plaza  |  3. Bluford  |  4. North-East  |  5. Ruiz  | 6. Southeast
7. Sugar Creek  |  8. Trails West  |  9. Waldo  |  10. Westport

 

Branch Locations

 

1. Central Library

14 West 10th Street
Kansas City, MO 64105
816.701.3400

Monday - Wednesday 9 a.m. - 9 p.m.       
Thursday - Friday   9 a.m. - 5 p.m. 
Saturday 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Sunday 1 p.m. - 5 p.m.   


 

2. Plaza Branch

4801 Main Street
Kansas City, MO 64112
816.701.3481

Monday - Friday     9 a.m. - 9 p.m.
Saturday 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Sunday 1 p.m. - 6 p.m.


  

3. Lucile H. Bluford Branch

3050 Prospect Avenue
Kansas City, MO 64128
816.701.3482

Monday - Thursday 10 a.m. - 8 a.m.  
Friday - Saturday 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Sunday 1 p.m. - 5 p.m.


  

4. North-East Branch

6000 Wilson Road
Kansas City, MO 64123
816.701.3485

Monday - Thursday 9 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Friday 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Saturday 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.  
Sunday 1 p.m. - 5 p.m.


  

5. Irene H. Ruiz Branch

2017 West Pennway Street
Kansas City, MO 64108
816.701.3487

Monday - Thursday 11 a.m. - 7 p.m.  
Friday - Saturday 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Sunday Closed


  

6. Southeast Branch

6242 Swope Parkway
Kansas City, MO 64130
816.701.3484

Monday - Thursday 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.  
Friday - Saturday 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Sunday 1 p.m. - 5 p.m.


  

7. Sugar Creek Branch

102 South Sterling Avenue
Sugar Creek, MO 64054
816.701.3489

Monday - Thursday 12 p.m. - 7 p.m.   
Friday - Saturday 1 p.m. - 5 p.m.
Sunday Closed


  

8. Trails West Branch

11401 East 23rd Street
Independence, MO 64052
816.701.3483

Monday - Thursday 9 a.m. - 8 p.m.     
Friday 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Saturday 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Sunday 1 p.m. - 5 p.m.


  

9. Waldo Branch

201 East 75th Street
Kansas City, MO 64114
816.701.3486

Monday - Thursday 9 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Friday 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Saturday 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.   
Sunday 1 p.m. - 5 p.m.


  

10. Westport Branch

118 Westport Road
Kansas City, MO 64111
816.701.3488

Monday - Tuesday 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Wednesday - Thursday 10 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Friday - Saturday 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.   
Sunday Closed

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 Rockhurst University Library · 1100 Rockhurst Road · Kansas City, MO 64110 · 816-501-4116