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
Missouri State’s Sustainability Strategic Plan aims to expand recycling across the campus, increase awareness of waste minimization programming, and divert more material from the landfill. These goals are possible with the support of students and staff like you. How so, you ask? This fall, you can join the Missouri State Sustainability team in digging into and sorting hundreds … [Read more...] about Dig in with fellow Bears. Take part in the Waste Audit.
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
This year, First and Calvary donated funds to support the Bear Pantry with a new refrigerator! Thanks to this donation from the First and Calvary congregation, the Bear Pantry is able to support Missouri State students facing food insecurity with healthier options like fresh produce, milk, fruit, etc. We are incredibly thankful to have neighbors who care about students in … [Read more...] about Donor spotlight: First and Calvary supports Bear Pantry with new fridge