Explore Your Community
The Heart of America is filled with welcoming individuals with diverse cultural experiences, authentic cuisine representing regions of the world, and thousands of organizations with global connections. Will you come explore with us?
We are all global citizens
Kansas City Depends on Global Connections
The greater Kansas City metropolitan area is home to nearly 2.5 million individuals. Over 6.5% of our community is comprised of immigrants.
The Kansas City economy benefits greatly from international trade, with $7.3 billion in goods being exported in 2018 alone.
Since 2016, the Global Ties KC organization has hosted over 1,870 visitors from 178 countries, bringing international leaders into your homes & businesses.
Global Ties KC Bringing the World to You
Over the last year, individuals and organizations across the area have been working together on a Greater Kansas City Welcoming Plan with the goal of making the bi-state region more inclusive for immigrants, refugees and other underserved populations. In developing the plan, the Welcoming KC steering committee used tools and processes developed by Welcoming America, a national organization that assists nonprofit and governmental entities interested in transforming their communities into more welcoming places.
Serve as a Citizen Diplomat
YOU have the ability to be an ambassador for Kansas City and to engage with cultures found around the globe, without ever leaving the community. We hope you’ll enjoy exploring this site and walk away feeling inspired to get to know your neighbors!
-Global Ties kC
Staff, board and friends