About Us

"Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Policy"

At the CABA a diverse, inclusive, and equitable environment is one where all members, whatever their gender, race, ethnicity, national origin, age, sexual orientation or identity, education or disability, feels valued and respected. The CABA is committed to a nondiscriminatory approach and provide equal opportunity for participation and advancement in all our areas of activities, programs, events as well as work facilities. The organization respects and values diverse life experiences and heritages and ensure that all voices are valued and heard.

The CABA is committed to modeling diversity and inclusion for the entire community, and to maintaining an inclusive environment with equitable treatment for all.

To provide informed, authentic leadership for cultural equity, the CABA strives to:

See diversity, inclusion, and equity as connected to the CABA’s mission and critical to ensure the well-being of all members and the community it serves.

  • Acknowledge and dismantle any inequities within its policies, systems, programs, and services, and continually update and report organization progress.

  • Explore potential underlying, unquestioned assumptions that interfere with inclusiveness.

  • Advocate for and support board-level thinking about how systemic inequities impact the organization’s work, and how best to address that in a way that is consistent with its mission.

  • Help to challenge assumptions about what it takes to be a strong leader at the organization, and who is well-positioned to provide leadership.

  • Practice and encourage transparent communication in all interactions.

  • Commit time and resources to expand more diverse leadership within the CABA’s board, staff, committee, and advisory bodies.

  • Lead with respect and tolerance. The CABA expects all members to embrace this notion and to express it in all interactions and through everyday practices.

The CABA abides by the following action items to help promote diversity and inclusion internally as well as in the community: 

  • Pursue cultural competency throughout the organization by creating substantive learning opportunities and formal, transparent policies.

  • Generate and aggregate quantitative and qualitative research related to equity
    to make incremental, measurable progress toward the visibility of the CABA’s diversity, inclusion, and equity efforts. Once the content is curated it will be added to all public access venues so others can access it.

  • Improve the CABA’s cultural leadership pipeline by creating and supporting programs and policies that foster leadership that reflects the diversity of the community.

  • Pool resources and expand offerings for underrepresented members and the community in general by connecting with other organizations committed to diversity and inclusion efforts.

  • Develop and present programs based on diversity, inclusion, and equity.

  • Develop a system for being more intentional and conscious of bias during the hiring, promoting, or evaluating process. Train the CABA’s hiring team on equitable practices.

  • Include a salary range with all public job descriptions.

  • Advocate for public and private-sector policy that promotes diversity, inclusion, and equity. Challenge systems and policies that create inequity, oppression and disparity."





The Manufacturing City of the Missouri Valley.

The metropolis and Commercial Emporium of Kansas.

Including Sketches of Her Leading Business Houses and Pictures of Her Progresive Men.


Jno. Lethem



Central Avenue Betterment Association

Central Area Betterment Association

Public Charity Organization 501( c )3 509(a)(1)(A)(vi) Section 170 Sections 2055,2100 or 2522

Nonprofit Community Development Association, Serving the Central Avenue Commercial Corridor and its surrounding community in Kansas City, Kansas. (Wyandotte County)


Ernesto Márquez


Jose Rodriguez


Laura Westfall


William Mullins, Director


Jessica Zieg


Rene Hernandez


Board Meeting Schedule


January 14th

February 11th

March 10th

April 14th

May 12th

June 9th

July 14th

August 11th

September 8th

 October 13th

November 10th

December 8th



Healthy Living

Free Wheels Program Coordinator
Walk Central Avenue Program Coordinator
Healthy Parks Program Coordinator


La Placita Program Coordinator

Edgar Galicia



Summer Mentoring Program Coordinator

Business Excellence

1621Central video Promotions

Community Pride

Earth Day Celebration Event Coordinator
The Flavors of Central Avenue Event Coordinator
Dotteversity Parade Event Coordinator
Day of the Dead Event Coordinator
Year End Celebration Event Coordinator


North: Minnessota Avenue

East: State Avenue (west bottoms)

South: I-70 Highway

West: 38th street

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1621 Central Avenue, 66102 P.O. Box 171262 KCK 66117