Community Links

Toastmasters International

Tuesdays - 6:00pm
St. Luke United Methodist Church
204 E. Ash, Columbia Missouri

Toastmasters International is a non-profit educational organization  that teaches public speaking and leadership skills through a worldwide network of clubs. 

   Headquartered in Englewood, Colo., the organization's membership exceeds 357,000 in more than  16,600 clubs in 143 countries. 

  Since 1924, Toastmasters International has helped people from   diverse backgrounds become more confident speakers, communicators, and leaders. 

Columbia Toastmasters Club #4492

Tuesdays - 6:00 PM

St. Luke United Methodist Church

204 E Ash, Columbia Missouri

Downtown Toastmasters Club

Thursdays - 12:00 PM - 12:50 PM

Missouri United Methodist Church

204 S Ninth Street, Columbia MO

Good Neighbors Toastmasters Club

1st & 3rd Thursdays - 6:00 PM

Boone Electric Coop

1485 Rangeline St. Columbia Missouri

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Minority Men's Network

The Minority Men’s Network consists of a members’ network of men primarily in Columbia/Boone County who serve as a support group for individuals to provide leadership and to address issues that are vital to the minority community. The primary participants of the Minority Men’s Network are African-American and other “at risk” minority males. Dr. Eliot Battle and Dr. Arvarh Strickland were the “co-conveners” of our organization and like them, we strive to be positive role models who STEP UP to lead and serve our community.

The Minority Men’s Network Educational Foundation provides scholarships annually to African-American students pursuing a post-secondary education. These scholarships are an INVESTMENT in our youth and our future. The Men of the Network believe that EDUCATION is the gateway to better options and greater opportunities. Through mentoring we encourage and support minority youth all along the continuum from early childhood to adulthood and career in pursuing academic excellence.

7:30 AM -2nd Tues. Sept -Jun

Dulany Dining Hall-Columbia College

1000 Rogers Street, Columbia Missouri

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Missionary Baptist State Convention


The Missionary Baptist State Convention  of Missouri  is a member convention of the National Missionary Baptist Convention.  The state convention supports the missions of local MBC congregations throughout the state of Missouri. 

The National Missionary Baptist Convention of America is an agency of spiritual empowerment engaging in: Missions and Evangelism,  Christian Education,  Biblical Doctrine,  Church Growth,  Social and Economic Development as functions of our convention and models for our member churches and messengers

Vision Statement:

Our vision is to edify our member churches, the nation, and the world through the wise use of our spiritual gifts, intellectual ability, and financial resources for the glory of God.

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For Columbia 2019


Bringing Christians together to share God’s love by serving our community

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Fun City Youth Academy


Fun City Youth Academy is a 501-c-3 nonprofit organization that provides year-round programming in             a safe and stimulating environment to help youth reach their full potential.

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Nora Stewart Early Learning Center


The Nora Stewart Early Learning Center has two primary goals: providing a strong academic foundation for children as well as a nurturing environment for families in need of affordable care.

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Columbia African American Association


The CAAA has established a scholarship fund to assist talented young African Americans in their pursuit of higher education.

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Live Well by Faith, Boone CO, MO is a wellness program in the Black church setting. Created to decrease rates of high blood pressure & diabetes among African Americans by identifying & addressing their unique health related needs. We will create strong, active health ministries in churches that choose to participate.

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Theological Education Initiative


The Theological Education Initiative (TEI) equips church and campus ministry leaders with theological, philosophical, and practical resources to sustain healthy faith communities. 

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Columbia Love INC

There’s not a simple solution to poverty. Every person faces different challenges. Some people need information while others need assistance but most of the time they need both. Having all the puzzle pieces isn’t enough if you don’t know what the finished jigsaw puzzle looks like.

A caring relationship becomes a bridge between today’s difficulties and tomorrow’s successes. Encouragement and love are what people need as well as practical information and resources.

Love is the answer. At Love INC, Columbia volunteers and staff lovingly help anyone in need. Sometimes we provide resources, other times we provide counsel but always, help – on the road to sustainability!

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Central Missouri Community Action


Central Missouri Community Action is part of a national network of Community Action agencies founded in 1964.  Our network is dedicated to eradicating the causes and conditions of poverty.  We are connected by our commitment to the Promise of Community Action:


Community Action changes people’s lives, embodies the spirit of hope, improves communities, and makes America a better place to live. We care about the entire community, and we are dedicated to helping people help themselves and each other.

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Job Point


Job Point is Missouri’s premier employment center and Community Development Corporation.  Since 1965, we have been linking people and jobs by providing career planning and job placement assistance.  We specialize in preparing individuals to enter the workforce, while meeting a critical need of the business community. 


To unleash human potential by creating life changing solutions for personal fulfillment and economic independence.


We promote the abilities of individuals seeking employment through innovative training, education and business partnership, enriching the communities where we work and live.

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