KC Mothers in Charge is a group of mothers, grandmothers, aunts and a caring community committed to working to prevent others from experiencing the tragedy of homicide.
Our Mission is to reduce violent crime through prevention, education and intervention, and to guide and support the families of victims.
Our Vision is a KC community safe for all, where families are empowered and supported.
National Founder & Executive Director - Philadelphia, PA
Dorothy Johnson-Speight, MPH, LPC, founded Mothers In Charge, Inc. in 2003 in Philadelphia. She is a highly regarded leader, advocate, speaker, guest radio/television commentator and a clarion voice against the war to end senseless acts of violent crime. Her work, though rooted in Philadelphia, has led to national appearances and presentations across the United States and abroad.
Founder & Executive Director - Kansas City chapter
Rosilyn Temple founded the Kansas City chapter of Mothers In Charge, Inc. in 2013. Originally formed as a program of Ad Hoc Group Against Crime, in July 2014, the Kansas City chapter received generous funding from the Kansas City Missouri Police Department to move into its own office space and expand the scope of its programs and services.
In November 2014, "KC Mothers In Charge" (KC MIC) appointed its inaugural Board of Directors and incorporated itself as nonprofitcorporation in the State of Missouri. In May 2015, KC MIC received 501(c)(3) federal tax-exemption status.
Core Mothers of KC Mothers in Charge
Core Mothers are women who have courageously chosen to join the movement against violence after losing a loved one to violence. Since 2014, 25 Core Mothers have joined KC Mothers in Charge with tenures of 3 months to more than 3 years. Core Mothers help lead our outreach efforts including neighborhood canvassing and leading vigils. Core Mothers are also active in prisons, schools, churches and attend community events.