GRANT BEACH NEIGHBORHOOD


Upcoming Events

Aug
19
Mon
Grant Beach Neighborhood Association Meeting @ St. Joseph Catholic Church (Parish Hall)
Aug 19 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Aug
22
Thu
Grant Beach Produce Distribution @ The Fairbanks
Aug 22 @ 2:30 pm

Free produce delivered by Ozark Food Harvest and distributed to the Fairbanks every Thursday. Participants are required to join Springfield Community Gardens for $5 per year. Membership forms are available at the distribution.

Grant Beach Community Dinner @ Drew Lewis Foundation at The Fairbanks
Aug 22 @ 5:15 pm – 6:00 pm

Free dinner. Free child care. Free resources to support you and your family.

Northwest Project Grant Beach Maintenance Classes @ Drew Lewis Foundation at The Fairbanks
Aug 22 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Northwest Project Grant Beach Maintenance Classes @ Drew Lewis Foundation at The Fairbanks | Springfield | Missouri | United States

Northwest Project maintenance classes meet in the Library following community dinner in the gymnasium. Childcare provided.

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 project includes a focus on 10 key areas for stability. Areas include: accountability, parent training, reliable transportation, affordable housing, quality childcare, budgeting/banking, financial planning, job training/education, resolved legal issues, and health and wellbeing.

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.

Aug
23
Fri
Grant Beach Neighborhood Night Out @ Grant Beach Park
Aug 23 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Food, door prizes, raffles, music, exhibitors, cakewalk, tie-dyeing, live auction and all sorts of fun activities.

Aug
24
Sat
Grant Beach Food and Family Network @ Hovey House
Aug 24 @ 12:30 pm
Grant Beach Food and Family Network @ Hovey House | Springfield | Missouri | United States

The Grant Beach Food and Family Network is a program for low-income Grant Beach Neighborhood Association members to receive food and household supplies. Participants must be members of the neighborhood association, donate $5 per pickup and contribute two hours of service per month to the neighborhood association by working concessions at Grant Beach Sports events, working in the garden or manning the Hovey House. Food for the boxes is provided by Victory Mission while household supplies, such as toilet paper and other necessities, is purchased with donations.

Aug
25
Sun
Grant Beach Community Dinner @ Drew Lewis Foundation at The Fairbanks
Aug 25 @ 5:15 pm – 6:00 pm

Free dinner. Free child care. Free resources to support you and your family.

Aug
29
Thu
Grant Beach Produce Distribution @ The Fairbanks
Aug 29 @ 2:30 pm

Free produce delivered by Ozark Food Harvest and distributed to the Fairbanks every Thursday. Participants are required to join Springfield Community Gardens for $5 per year. Membership forms are available at the distribution.

Grant Beach Community Dinner @ Drew Lewis Foundation at The Fairbanks
Aug 29 @ 5:15 pm – 6:00 pm

Free dinner. Free child care. Free resources to support you and your family.

Northwest Project Grant Beach Maintenance Classes @ Drew Lewis Foundation at The Fairbanks
Aug 29 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Northwest Project Grant Beach Maintenance Classes @ Drew Lewis Foundation at The Fairbanks | Springfield | Missouri | United States

Northwest Project maintenance classes meet in the Library following community dinner in the gymnasium. Childcare provided.

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 project includes a focus on 10 key areas for stability. Areas include: accountability, parent training, reliable transportation, affordable housing, quality childcare, budgeting/banking, financial planning, job training/education, resolved legal issues, and health and wellbeing.

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.