Our Community In Action
A Quarterly Publication of Community Action Partnership of North Central Missouri
Winter 2018
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Thank You!

Thank you to everyone who participated in the 2017 Women's Health Services Holiday Expo! We appreciate all of our vendors, banner sponsors, donors, and volunteers! Thank you to everyone who came to shop, visit, or watch the kids dance. We have added information for the 2018 Expo to our website, visit www.greenhillswomenshealth.org to learn more or sign up to be a vendor in 2018.
Community Partner Funds
A recent recipient of Community Partner Funds from CAPNCM, Linn County Kid’s Christmas, will use the grant to purchase Christmas gifts for children. Shown here are Traci Fields, Shaunna Stallo, and Traci McClaran.

We are focused on building partnerships to advance initiatives, programs, and projects that improve our communities. This program is designed to provide funding and assistance to groups, organizations, and companies that serve low-income individuals and/or families. Our hope is these funds will utilize the strengths and diversity of our community partners to build strong communities. Apply now!
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We are pleased to offer our scholarship to both new and post graduate students continuing their education beginning in the summer or fall of 2018. Open to both traditional and non-traditional students planning to continue their education,  the CAPNCM scholarship will be available to full-time, income-qualified residents of Caldwell, Daviess, Grundy, Harrison, Linn, Livingston, Mercer, Putnam, or Sullivan counties.

Deadline for receiving completed applications in our offices is April 5, 2018 @ 5:00pm. Download the application.

Plan a REALL Simulation for YOUR Group!

The Reality Enrichment And Life Lessons (REALL) project is a simulation designed to challenge youth to think critically about how choices and decisions made in adolescence may have consequences in adulthood.

REALL addresses many of the competencies identified by the Missouri State Board of Education:
  • Identify components and sources of income
  • Analyze how career choice, education, skills, and economic conditions affect income and goal attainment
  • Relate taxes, government transfer payments, and employee benefits to disposable income
  • Explain how financial resources affect the choices people make

How Does It Work?

A REALL Simulation is divided into three activity sessions that strive to educate youth on the consequences of their choices. The simulation lasts approximately three hours.
First, the orientation will explain the simulation rules and expectations.
Second, youth assume a different identity and live life by the choices that person made. During the Reactive Session, they will live their lives as if they made poor decisions in he youth (all have dropped out of high school, some have past legal histories, some have low paying jobs, etc.). The Proactive Session focuses on someone who made positive choices (all have graduated high school and are employed at a living wage).
Finally, during the debriefing, youth will divide into small groups to discuss the trials (Reactive) and successes (Proactive) the experienced.
During a REALL Simulation, youth will encounter issues of inadequate education, inadequate income, managing a budget, being labeled as an ex-offender, caring for small children, and more. They will be challenged to make REAL decisions. They will experience how the REAL DECISIONS they make now affect their futures!

For more information about conducting a REALL Simulation for your group, please call Traci at 855-290-8544 ext 1080.
Life Skills Classes Update

Our monthly life skills classes are scheduled to start back up in January 2018 (we DO NOT yet have class dates or topics). If you would like to be eligible to attend once they do begin, please go ahead and get your annual intake for services completed and turned in to our office. Intake forms can be found in our county resource boxes, our office in Trenton, or online: http://www.capncm.org/uploads/6/0/3/1/60312635/new-iar-intake-9-17.pdf

What is Bright Futures?

Bright Futures USA is a non-profit organization dedicated to bringing communities together to focus on the success of children. This grassroots movement uses the Bright Futures framework to engage businesses, human service agencies, faith-based organizations, and parent groups within communities to meet the needs of children within those communities. Bright Futures and CAPNCM feel every child can be successful, now and in the future.

Both Gallatin R-V and Trenton R-IX have implemented Bright Futures into their school and community. Some of the projects have included gathering gently used clothing got students in need and lunch buddies for the elementary classes. More fundraisers are planned throughout the year.

If your school district or community are interested in learning more about Bright Futures and how to get started, please contact Traci Fields at CAPNCM by calling 855-290-8544 ext 1080.


CAPNCM offers services to individuals to become self-sufficient by empowering them to obtain the resources needed to build strong families & communities.


CAPNCM envisions a world without poverty in which all people have access to necessary resources and are treated with dignity.

Our Community in Action is a quarterly publication by Community Action Partnership of North Central Missouri. If you have particular programs that you would like to see highlighted in future issues, or if you know someone who would like to be added to our mailing list, please contact:
Community Action Partnership of North Central Missouri
1506 Oklahoma Ave.  Trenton, MO 64683
Phone: 855-290-8544 | Fax: 844-503-1872
Aaron Franklin, Executive Director

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