Cheryl is an elderly lady, and she improves her health, as well the health of her community, by participating in a community supported agriculture farm sponsored by the Community Action Agency of St. Louis County with CSBG funding.
The Missouri Association for Community Action uses Community Services Block Grant funds to establish a community needs assessment web-based tool.
A few days ago, an acquaintance I went to high school with posted this picture on Facebook: “The Food Stamp Program, administered by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, is proud to be distributing the greatest amount of free meals and food stamps ever. Meanwhile, the National Park Service, administered by U.S. Department of the Interior, asks us to ‘Please Do Not Feed the Animals.’ Their stated reason for the policy is because the animals will grow dependent on handouts and will not learn to take care of themselves. This ends today’s lesson.”
On May 22, 2011 the town of Joplin, Missouri hit the national radar (literally!) when it experienced the devastating effects of a massive tornado that killed over 150 people and damaged or destroyed about 8,000 structures. The tornado demolished six of Joplin’s public schools, leaving 54% of Joplin's schoolchildren with no school to attend the following morning.
Most working parents in the U.S. understand the importance of affordable and quality childcare. Quality childcare is critical to provide a rich educational atmosphere and has a significant impact on a child’s future success...
My mom and I moved to Missouri from Mexico when I was four. She couldn’t afford childcare for me, but because of the assistance given by the Head Start Program, she was able to work full time. Head Start is…
Indicators of poverty in Missouri
Percentage of people living in poverty
Percentage of low-income people (200% of poverty or below)