Community Action Partnership of North Central Missouri hosted a crockpot class Tuesday night April 20th at the senior center. Twenty-five people attended the class taught by Felicia Terhune and Traci Fields. Tips were given on different uses and how to clean a crockpot, also a presentation was given on some of the programs that the Community Action has to offer.
May Is Community Action Month
Observing 54 Years of Community Action Service to Those
in North Central Missouri
On August 20, 1964 President Lyndon B. Johnson signed the Economic Opportunity Act which created a variety of programs, including Community Action Agencies, as part of his War on Poverty. He knew then as we know now, that the war against poverty must be won in the field, in every private home, in every public office, from the courthouse to the White House.
Community Action Partnership of North Central Missouri (CAPNCM) was established in 1965 to wage the war on poverty in North Central Missouri by promoting self-sufficiency for those of limited income, ensuring that all residents are able to live in dignity; by implementing innovative and cost-effective programs to improve the lives and living conditions of the impoverished; by providing support and instruction for everyone in need of assistance; and by being a major voice of reason in establishing welfare system reforms.
“Community Action Month is a great time to honor and celebrate the impact Community Action has in the lives of families and communities across the country,” stated Dr. Christopher Small, Executive Director of CAPNCM. “Agencies are successful every day in helping families achieve economic security. Given that the needs of each family and community are unique, Community Action is able to use a range of resources and programs to meet local needs in creative and impactful ways.”
CAPNCM’s statistics underscore a positive impact on local neighborhoods. The group helps countless individuals improve their lives each year by providing them essential services and life-changing opportunities through financial education and job training, as well as making available affordable housing, economic development, health care, energy assistance, and more.
Despite experiencing budget cuts, shrinking resources, and increased demands for services during these challenging economic times, CAPNCM has been remarkably successful assisting the low-income veterans, senior citizens, families, children, students, and everyone in North Central Missouri to achieve and maintain economic security. As long-time CAPNCM staffer, Debbie Cribb attests: “Our staff is committed to their task of replacing disadvantages with opportunities because it is right, because it is wise, and because, in our hearts and minds we believe it is possible to conquer poverty in our lifetime.”
CAPNCM will host several activities for Community Action Month, so keep an eye on your local media, the CAPCM website, and CAPNCM Facebook page for more information on what’s happening across the Green Hills region!
CAPNCM is helping to improve the quality of life for our elderly and/or disabled residents by installing handicap ramps. Applicant must be the home owner, complete the required paperwork, and be income qualified in order to be considered for this program. If you would like to learn more, please contact our Service Center by calling 855-290-8544 ext 1021 or 1023.
The Community Action Partnership of North Central Missouri held Youth Leadership Day with the Junior Class of Polo High School. Thirty-six students participated in leadership activities, including learning about problem-solving, integrity, communication, self-awareness, value and vision.
After lunch guest speaker Dr. Scott Chanault, Associate Professor from UCM in Warrensburg, spoke to the students about leadership.
In the afternoon the Chillicothe Missouri National Guard led activities for the students to all work together as a group.
If your school would like to host a Youth Leadership Day, please call our office at 855-290-8544 ext 1080.
The Sullivan County Senior Center is a recent recipient of our Community Partnership Funds! They plan to use the funds for kitchen repairs.
This morning's REALL Simulation in Brookfield was attended by 65 high school seniors! Thank you so much to the great community volunteers who helped out! To learn more about our REALL Simulations, please visit our website:https://www.capncm.org/reall-simulations.html
Property Sale: Community Action Partnership of North Central Missouri is accepting sealed bids at 1506 Oklahoma Ave, Trenton MO through 5pm Thursday, April 25th for property located at 213 W. 15th St. Trenton MO 64683. House sold as-is, no warranties expressed nor implied. Viewable by appointment, contact 660-359-3907 Ext. 1064. CAPNCM reserves right to accept or reject any or all bids.
CAPNCM is currently seeking a part-time Weatherization Crew Member. Applications and a complete job description may be picked up at our office in Trenton or downloaded from our website; and will be accepted until position is filled. Submit completed applications and resumes to CAPNCM, Attn: Russell Reeter, 1506 Oklahoma Avenue, Trenton, MO 64683. CAPNCM is an EOC.
For details visit here: https://www.capncm.org/employment-opportunities.html
Or call 855-290-8544 ext 1064 or 1078 (leave a voicemail!)
On March 28th, CAPNCM held a VOICE program for the 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade students of Lathrop Elementary School.
During a VOICE, elementary-aged school children visit six career stations where they learn about different occupations from real-world employees. Each station represents a career area that schools and the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education try to implement recognition and exploration of, including the arts, business & technology, agriculture, heath and human services, and industrial careers.
After learning about each career area, children vote on their favorite station and discuss their experiences, and are encouraged to continue the discussion at home.
If your school is interested in holding a VOICE program of your own, please contact Traci by calling 855-290-8544 ext. 1080
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