The Prospect Urban Eatery

1710 Paseo Boulevard
Kansas City, MO 64108

Phone: (816) 287-0389

Contact Name: Shanita McAfee-Bryant

Pickup: Yes

Dropoff: Yes

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Type of Charity
  • Education & Literacy
  • Food & Nutrition
  • Health & Substance Abuse
  • Job Training & Employment

The Prospect KC is a nonprofit organization that boosts the prospects of under-resourced individuals, with education in healthy eating and cooking, professional culinary training, and real-world finance and entrepreneurship. From opening a first checking account to opening a restaurant, our wrap-around services set our clients on a path to a good living wage and a fulfilling career.


Our food social service enterprise, The Prospect: An Urban Eatery, will be the ground-breaking organization that will decrease the statistics of minority unemployment, unsuccessful business developments, and social inequality. We are privileged to have initiated a professional partnership with Catalyst Kitchens, an existing food social service enterprise. Catalyst Kitchens exemplifies the outreach and endeavors and goal of The Prospect: An Urban Eatery. From community outreaches, business adoption to entrepreneurship opportunities, our projects will collaboratively be a leading force in diversity, equity, and inclusion. With Catalyst Kitchens guidance and mentorship, our business will reach larger geographical areas. This proposed project started with the outreach over 25 years ago through FareStart, a collaborative program that offers education and employment opportunities to local food establishments and communities. Since the initiation of the programs in Seattle, Catalyst Kitchens has successfully launched 56 other programs and helped over 100 organizations develop thriving food social service enterprises. The initiatives of the programs in the enterprises implemented practical work and life skills learned through apprenticeships, which provided direct employment opportunities for the graduates of the programs. That initiative is a firsthand account of equality and inclusion in an under-resourced- which is the primary goal of The Prospect. As we adopt aspiring entrepreneurs into our program, educate, and employ them, we hope that the skills and business solutions obtained will prepare them for solo entrepreneurship.

Items Accepted
  • Arts & Crafts Supplies
  • Computers & Technology
  • Electronics
  • Kitchenware