A multidisciplinary (501c3) nonprofit organization.

I, Carl Stafford was born & raised on the west-side of the 5th district in Kansas City, Mo. 

Attending St. Augustine & St. Elizabeth in middle school, Martin Luther King Jr for the 6th grade, Nowlin for the 7th grade, & School of the Arts in the 8th grade; then graduated from East High School in 1996.  After a short stint ordering supplies for the operating room at Truman Medical Center I decided to pursue my dreams & head west to Hollywood.  Nine months later I was back home taking basic courses at Longview Community College while an Aquatics Instructor at the YMCA; before receiving a chance to attend the Kansas City Art Institute.

Here is where everything (my life) changed.  I studied & learned the history of art.  What art meant & what it meant to be an Artist.  Receiving my Bachelors of Fine Arts in 2006 I proceeded to work in the educational field teaching a college connection class, digital & traditional art classes for K-8th graders.  Still passionate about my dreams, in 2010 I built the website www.districtYOU.com.  A simple website to showcase my work along with my friend's work &  the city.  In 2014 the idea of creating a nonprofit organization for dreamers (like myself) is how I came up with MY REGION WINS!; for 
I realized critiques & resources are vital to a Dreamer’s success.


Accomplishments:
2018    Elected President of Gregory Ridge Neighborhood Association.
            Board Member and Nominating Chairperson at Clement Waters.
            Received National Green Infrastructure Certification.
2017    Received Gregory Ridge Neighborhood Association’s MLK Service Award.
2014    Elected Citizens Advocate by co-works to address management with issues.


Work History:

YMCA, Bridge the Gap, Talent Unlimited, Imagine That! KC, Apple Store, Wayside Waifs, Kansas City Art Institute, Boys & Girls Club, Truman Medical Center, Integrity Martial Arts, & Northeast Animal Hospital.

I am grateful to be embarking on this amazing journey with some amazing people.  I am passionate about not only making a difference but also making history.


"If your Bruce Wayne or Diana Prince has a Batman or Wonder Woman,

let MY REGION WINS! be your Alfred."


Available for speaking engagements.  If interest email me at carl@districtyou.com.


Thank you, be great!

Carl Stafford
Founder