What is Eden Village? The organization began as the “Gathering Tree,” a safe hangout spot open in the evenings for the homeless to play games, get coffee, and use the computers. Eventually, the Gathering Tree grew into a tiny home community known as Eden Village in 2018. Eden Village offers housing for homeless and disabled individuals in Springfield, MO. This community … [Read more...] about Building a City Where No One Sleeps Outside
“Crosslines moves families from scarcity to security with compassion and dignity.” If you are looking to serve a local organization, Crosslines would be a great option! About Crosslines: Crosslines provides support to Greene County families in crisis through food assistance and hygiene items. Crosslines is committed to addressing the immediate hunger needs of families, … [Read more...] about Moving Families from Scarcity to Security
Welcome back to campus Bears! The Center for Community Engagement is offering an exciting new program for freshman students interested in strengthening their service and leadership skills. What is the Bonner Leader Program? An interactive work-study program for college students that emphasizes service learning, community outreach, and leadership initiatives that align … [Read more...] about Transforming College Campuses Through Community Engagement
By Hannah Voyles Bear Service Team is a service organization at MSU. Our mission is to plan and provide students with service opportunities in the Springfield community. This is a great way for students to make a difference while getting to know other Bears with hearts for service! We serve every Tuesday night, but on the last Tuesday of every month, we meet for discussion, … [Read more...] about Make a difference weekly with the Bear Service Team
Every semester, the Center for Community Engagement hosts dozens of community partners in the Plaster Student Union for the Community Engagement Fair. This past September, Missouri State welcomed 45 community partners to the third floor of Plaster Student Union. For those of you who couldn't make it, we have a running list of possible community agencies to partner with in the … [Read more...] about Did you miss the Community Engagement Fair?