Welcome to our community!

12 Blocks West is a shared community effort involving our local school district, faith-based and civic organizations, business and community leaders, the cities of Independence, Sugar Creek and Blue Summit, Missouri, and most importantly neighbors. Our charge is to build upon existing strengths in area neighborhoods to promote safe, stable, multi-income neighborhoods where families, schools and businesses thrive.

Our momentum is strong and progress is real. We believe through common goals, open and structured communication, good education, and a belief in a better tomorrow that we can greatly affect the lives of thousands of individuals today and for years to come.

We hope you take the time to learn more about the 12 Blocks West initiatives. We invite you to join us as a neighbor, a partner or supporter.

Mission

The mission of 12 Blocks West is to collaborate with community partners and residents in western Independence, Sugar Creek, and Blue Summit, building upon existing strengths, to promote safe, stable, multi-income neighborhoods where families, schools and businesses thrive.

Values

We value stable neighborhoods
We value economic opportunity and vitality for all
We value a well-educated community
We value a community of health and well being