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Eat Healthy, Stay Active

Eat Healthy, Stay Active Success Luncheon

Eat Healthy, Stay Active! will be hosting its 2nd Annual Success Luncheon on May 1, 2015 in the Sargent Shriver Conference Room at the Central Office of Central Missouri Community Action in Columbia.

May 1st, 2015

Head Start

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Missouri Association for Community Action

2015 MACA Annual Conference

The 2015 MACA Annual Conference is rapidly approaching! This year we hope to educate, motivate, and inspire our attendees by the great things that are happening in Community Action. The conference is a great opportunity to network with community partners and community action staff. Join us as we celebrate the work of Community Action!

May 5th-7th, 2015


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BBQ Contest

KCBS State Championship BBQ Competition

CMCA will be hosting its 2nd annual Hott Butts BBQ contest in downtown Boonville. Join us Friday for the People's Choice award and all you can eat wings. Saturday, up to 50 teams will compete in all 4 KCBS categories on Saturday with a cash payout of $7,500. Contact Pamela Beerup at 573-443-8706 X 1030 for more information.

June 5th-6th, 2015


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Volunteer with CMCA!

Regardless of who you are, what you want to do, or for how long, CMCA welcomes the skills and service that you have to offer the communities we serve.
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General Office Assistant & Receptionist

Works directly with Family Advocates and the Community Service Advisor to assist in light office work and greeting people at the front desk.  See Full Description
All Counties

5-20 Hours/Week

Community Services

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Head Start Classroom Assistant

Assists the classroom teacher by working with children on planned learning activities, and helping to keep the environment safe and clean.  See Full Description
All Counties

4-40 Hours/Week

Head Start

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Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program

Energy Assistance

Be sure to mail the signed application and any supporting documentation to: CMCA Energy Office, 800 N. Providence Rd., Suite 103, Columbia, MO 65203.
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Posted: Oct 1, 2014



Home Weatherization

To apply for the Weatherization Assistance Program, fill out the application completely and be sure to provide the required documention noted in the instructions on page 1. Contact (573) 443-8706 ext. 1958 with any questions.
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Posted: March 6, 2015


CMCA Channel

Check out more CMCA videos on our YouTube channel including virtual tours, stories from our clients, and other nationally recognized content.

 Please contact Kelly Lucero at (573) 443-8706 ext. 1916 regarding video production and editing services.

Published on July 17, 2014 - Residents of Mid-Missouri share the struggles of living with a low-income.