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 as well as areas that need further attention. The report continues to guide initiatives and decision-making in our community. Moreover, its content is consistently used by community leaders, elected officials and citizens as they develop strategies to make our community stronger.
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. They shared information and heard concerns from residents living and working in the city’s oldest and historic areas, many of which are both challenged by aging infrastructure and replete with possibilities.
Poverty is a growing problem in our community. It’s a problem that some of us don’t really understand, and most of us don’t know how pervasive poverty is in our community. Many citizens with resources are able to isolate themselves from the under-resourced and poverty in general. We must break the bubble.
This directory is provided by the Springfield-Greene County Library, and lists more than 800 nonprofit clubs, agencies, and organizations in the Springfield metropolitan area.
This guide includes a detailed rundown of specific fields, organizations, and job titles with strong connections to non-profit work. It also discusses the importance of volunteering, and how donating time can serve as a bridge to a full-time, paid position. Other key features of the guide include:
A full list of non-profit job-seeking resources
Where and how to network to open non-profit doors
Must-have information for volunteering internationally