Follow the links below to learn more about local efforts:

Basic Needs Coalitionopens in a new window

The Columbia-Boone County Basic Needs Coalition assists the citizens of Columbia and Boone County, Missouri in meeting their basic needs for food, clothing, shelter, and transportation.

The Coalition works to bring together stakeholders to exchange information; determine unmet needs; find solutions to these needs by mobilizing community resources; and evaluate progress toward meeting the Coalition’s goals.


Boone County Schools Mental Health Coalitionopens in a new window

The Boone County Schools Mental Health Coalition is a multidisciplinary collaboration among Boone County’s six independent school districts and the University of Missouri to promote the mental health and well-being of all children in our County.


Columbia Community Land Trustopens in a new window

Columbia Community Land Trust (CCLT) is a nonprofit, community-based corporation established as a community land trust in Columbia Missouri to create and preserve a permanent supply of affordable homes for low-income households otherwise unable to afford homeownership.


Cradle to Career Allianceopens in a new window

Mission: We are community leaders working to improve children’s success by aligning the efforts of schools and community organizations to reduce educational disparities.

Vision: To measurably reduce the disparity in educational outcomes for Boone County children from cradle to career.


Worley Street Roundtableopens in a new window

We, the Worley Street Roundtable, are community partners threading students, parents and community organizations within the public school system to create viable ways to help children succeed academically, socially, emotionally and spiritually.


Youth Community Coalitionopens in a new window

The mission of YC2 is to help youth develop into productive and self-sufficient citizens by working together to decrease substance abuse and promote healthy behaviors. YC2 promotes community collaboration around issues concerning healthy choices, positive activities, education, employment, service, and the prevention of substance abuse.