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News Archive - Page 4 of 12 - Rosedale Development Association

Erin Stryka
Letter from Executive Director Erin Stryka

Dear friends and neighbors, I am delighted to share with you that I have accepted the position of Executive Director at Rosedale Development Association. When I first came to Rosedale back in 2011, I quickly discovered what makes Rosedale special: passionate, engaged and talented community members working together to serve their neighbors. Rosedalians’ commitment to […]

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Inside Frank Rushton Elementary

Frank Rushton Elementary will host an open house to celebrate the completion of the new building on October 12 at 5:30 p.m. RDA staff toured the new building in August to provide a sneak peek before the public event. Rachel Hohendorf, a 3rd grade teacher at Frank Rushton, said, “This is a beautiful space with lots […]

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Volunteers assist community members by providing minor home repairs.
Christmas in October gears up for annual event

On October 8, hundreds of homes around the Kansas City metro will receive home repair services through Christmas in October. Christmas in October, a non-profit that has been repairing Kansas City homes for 33 years, has provided home repair to dozens of Rosedale residents. In addition, they have provided supplies and technical assistance to RDA’s […]

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RDA wins Girl Scouts Community Partnership award
RDA wins Girl Scouts Community Partnership award

On August 21, RDA representatives accepted the Community Partnership Award at the Girl Scouts of NE Kansas and NW Missouri Central Region Appreciation event. The Community Partnership Award is presented to a partner organization who has benefitted girls across multiple service units or communities. RDA was nominated for the award by Rosedale’s Girl Scout troop volunteer […]

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Adrianne Showalter Matlock discusses housing at Dinner with your Data
Thank you to our Program Evaluation Specialist!

You’ve read pieces of the Rosedale Community Survey results, quotes from 57 interviews with Rosedalians, and you may have even attended “Dinner with your Data” or read the full community survey results online. Did you know these are all contributing to an overall evaluation of Rosedale Development Association’s work? Adrianne Showalter Matlock has served as […]

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Summer Youth Employment wraps up
Summer Youth Employment wraps up

Thanks to funding from the Board of Public Utilities, Rosedale Development Association just wrapped up its 20th year of the Summer Youth Employment program. This year ten students participated, ranging in age from 14 to 17 years old. Participants were placed in local businesses such as Southwest Boulevard Family Health Care, Little Angels Day Care, […]

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Layton Chiropractic opens on Merriam Lane
Layton Chiropractic opens on Merriam Lane

Right next door to Braden Roofing, a different kind of business has opened on Merriam Ln. Layton Chiropractic, located at 1123 Merriam Ln., is a practice offering health services like sports physicals, posture screenings, weight management, physiotherapy, and more. The practice is currently having a $40 special on exams for new patients, which are regularly […]

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RDA seeking dedicated individuals to serve the community

This September, passionate and committed individuals will have the opportunity to begin a year of service in Rosedale. RDA is placing a team of three AmeriCorps members who will beautify the neighborhood, create green spaces, care for gardens and trails, repair homes for senior and low-income Rosedalians, lead youth programs, and build community through neighborhood events. […]

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Heidi Holliday announces resignation as RDA’s executive director
Heidi Holliday announces resignation as RDA’s executive director

Dear friends and colleagues, It is with mixed emotions that I share with you that I have resigned from Rosedale Development Association to accept the position of Executive Director at the Kansas Center for Economic Growth, a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization that conducts research and analysis to promote balanced state policies that help ensure all Kansans […]

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Arborhurst Park Neighborhood Association
Welcome, Arborhurst Park Neighborhood Association

Rosedale’s newest neighborhood group, Arborhurst Park Neighborhood Association (APNA), held its first official meeting April 7 and has been going strong ever since. The neighborhood consists of the area just south of Rosedale Park and west of Mission Rd. In 2015, RDA conducted outreach to areas of Rosedale without an active neighborhood association, including Arborhurst […]

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