Public Affairs Community Engagement Project

United Way Student Day of Service

April 29, 2017

This collaborative project with Drury, Evangel, OTC, Southwest Baptist and United Way of the Ozarks will focus on a single day of service in Northwest Springfield. Students will take an in-depth look at the Community Focus Report of Springfield and Greene County and work to address some of the community’s most pressing issues.

Join in!

  • Doling Neighborhood cleanup, April 29 from 7:30 a.m. - 12 p.m.
  • Bradford Park Neighborhood cleanup, Apirl 29 from 7:30 a.m. - 12 p.m.
  • Hands On for Seniors

Community Engagement Project

The City of Springfield has identified key on-going issues facing our community such as food access and transportation, particularly in Northwest Springfield. MSU students, alumni, faculty and staff are taking the Public Affairs mission to the streets of Zone 1 (Northwest Springfield) in an effort to work alongside families to build a stronger community. Drury, Evangel and OTC will be working alongside us as collaborators throughout this community mission.


Community Focus Report

The Community Focus Report is a report card that identifies the strengths (blue ribbons) and weaknesses (red flags) within various sectors of our community. This honest inquiry is necessary to know our areas of success and areas that need further attention. Red Flag Issues


Zone Blitz Project 

During the month of May 2015, City of Springfield officials and the leaders of various organizations from across the community visited nine neighborhoods in northwest Springfield.  These ongoing initiatives are a product of that listening tour.  Springfield Heat Maps


Northwest Project

The goal of The Northwest Project is to pilot strategies over a five-year period to help families overcome the challenges that have kept them living in poverty and sustain their long-term success in emerging from those circumstances. Baseline Report