The Northwest Project

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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. The Community Foundation of the Ozarks selected northwest Springfield for this project because much of the area exceeds the city’s overall 25.6 percent poverty rate. In addition, the privately funded Northwest Project will take place in concert with the City of Springfield’s focus on improving public safety, infrastructure and chronic nuisance properties in this geographic area.  The Northwest Project is a collaboration among Missouri State University, Drury University, and Drew Lewis Foundation.

Family & Community Programs

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Every Thursday at 5:15 PM, dinner and programming are hosted at The Fairbanks.  Classes and resources are focused on the needs of families in northwest Springfield. The goal is to build strong families by offering family support activities to parents, guardians and youth.

Every Thursday evening from 6:00 – 7:30 PM, the Fairbanks offers adult education classes. Each week will be a different topic. For more information, please contact us or check out the calendar for schedule details.

We welcome everyone interested in making Springfield a better place to live.

Diaper & Hygiene Kits

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Fairbanks receives diapers from the Diaper Bank and hygiene kits from Convoy of Hope and other community resources. Families can receive up to 50 diapers per month.  Education and engagement are required to receive resources.  Additionally, food and hygiene kits are available to those who attend programs.

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The Northwest Project

Focusing on a Brighter Future for Families

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Community Foundation of the Ozarks

Connecting a Passion to Purpose

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The Northwest Project

Focusing on a Brighter Future for Families

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The Northwest Project

Focusing on a Brighter Future for Families