Our Community In Action
A Quarterly Publication of Community Action Partnership of North Central Missouri
Summer 2017
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Youth Leadership Day

The Community Action Partnership of North Central Missouri recently partnered with the National Guard and Polo R-VII School to organize Youth Leadership Day. The event, held at the Community Center in Polo, offered fun activities and inspirational speakers. The day’s experiences covered topics like self-esteem, ethics, goal attainment, teamwork, problem solving, and communication.
Refreshments were furnished through a generous donation from The Hamilton Bank. Lunch was provided for the group by CAPNCM, and each student received a t-shirt and water bottle. Prizes were also given to participants by the National Guard. Thirty six high school juniors, six volunteers, and ten community action staff members participated throughout the day.
If your school or youth group would be interested in learning more about Youth Leadership Day, please contact CAPNCM by calling 855-290-8544 ext 1024.

Women's Expo Update

We are still accepting vendors, artists, non-profits, and etc. for the November 2017 Women's Expo. Please visit our website for more information and to see a list of current sellers. This year's Expo will take place November 4th, 2017, 9am - 2pm. Banner sponsors and donations are also being sought for the event.
Weatherization Applications Sought
Have you heard of Weatherization? Did you know CAPNCM offers Weatherization services across our nine counties?

The Missouri Department of Natural Resources responded to the energy crisis of the early 1970s by establishing the Low-Income Weatherization Assistance Program (LIWAP). The program is currently overseen by the Department of Economic Development and operated by Missouri’s Community Action Partnerships.  The program provides cost-effective energy-efficient home improvements to Missouri's low income households, especially the elderly, children, those with physical disadvantages, and others hit hardest by high utility costs. The program aims to lower utility bills and improve comfort while ensuring health and safety. Today, weatherization is the nation's largest residential energy efficiency program. Community Action Partnership of North Central Missouri is currently seeking home owners and renters/landlords interested in participating in the Weatherization Program.

All households interested in applying to receive weatherization services for their home are invited to fill out an application for the program. A program 
application is available online, or by calling the Agency office at 855-290-8544 ext. 1064 and requesting an application to be mailed or faxed to you. Rental homes also qualify for Weatherization (some conditions do apply, please call for more details).

If you, or someone you know, may benefit from the CAPNCM Weatherization program, please share this information with them. Contact the agency toll free, at 855-290-8544.
Community Partnership Funds Awarded

Access II was the most recent recipient of funds via our Community Partnership Funds program! 

If you'd like to see if your organization or group qualify for this great program, please visit our website and download the application!

CAPNCM leads a discussion on poverty following a Poverty Simulation in Eagleville, MO.
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Pictured, left to right: Traci Fields, Aaron Franklin, Chasidy Boman of CAPNCM; Dan Wiebers, Terri Critten, Leslie Woodard, Jennie Boon of Trenton R-9

CAPNCM + Local Schools = Bright Futures

Bright Futures USA, a community-based collective action group who work to fill the needs of area children, has recently partnered with Community Action Partnership of North Central Missouri to meet potential unmet needs for kids in the Trenton and Gallatin school districts.
The Bright Futures initiative began in Joplin in 2010 and has expanded throughout the region as a means of helping schools and communities connect to meet student needs. Bright Futures now serves over 23 communities in the states of Missouri, Kansas, Arkansas, Oklahoma and Virginia and more than 100,000 children nationwide are reached through the Bright Futures network.  "We are pleased to continue expanding Bright Futures throughout the state," said Nancy Good, Chair of the Bright Futures USA Board of Directors.
The belief that each community has the ability to help every one of its children thrive is a core value of Bright Futures USA. Bright Futures USA provides a framework that enables schools to engage businesses, human service agencies, faith-based organizations and parent groups to rally together to meet the needs of their children. This framework partners organizations with schools in a way that helps them to quickly and efficiently meet students' basic needs, often within 24 hours. This allows teachers to focus on educating students and students to focus on learning and ultimately achieve success. Bright Futures USA operates under the belief that when communities invest their time, talent, and treasure in their children and schools, students are more likely to stay in school through graduation, have a higher degree of self-worth and confidence, and set and reach goals for the future. In turn, these students grow up to be better neighbors, quality employees and influential leaders in their communities. It is a win for all parties involved.
If you would like to learn more about Bright Futures USA, know of a student in need, or would like to get your school involved with this program please contact CAPNCM by calling 855-290-8544.


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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