Nonprofit Spotlight

An Economical Resource for Church Leaders

When Dr. Rod Casey, director of the Theological Education Initiative (TEI), first came to Columbia,…

EnCircle Technologies Merges With Woodhaven

EnCircle Technologies is celebrating their fifth anniversary and looking at plans for a merger.  *Editor’s…

SEED Success Fights Poverty One Student at a Time

Columbia Public Schools and a fledgling not-for-profit called SEED Success partnered up in May to…

Heritage Academy: Developing Educational Excellence

In Heritage Academy’s front office at Calvary Baptist Church, visitors will see a double-photo black…

Veterans of Foreign Wars Offers a Comfort for Comrades

“At some point in time, you’ll need me as bad as I’m going to need…

Columbia Public Schools Foundation Provides a Solid Foundation

Hap Hairston recalls that when the Columbia Public Schools Foundation was founded, he was the…

City of Refuge Helps Refugees from Around the World

By the end of 2016, 65.6 million people were forcibly displaced worldwide because of persecution,…

The Caring People: Providing Care to Single Moms

In 2002, JoDee Herschend, a Springfield resident, had a powerful dream that drove her to…

Unbound Book Festival Puts Columbia on the Literary Map

“If you had told me 25 years ago, when I was still working as a…

New Age of Recovery: Phoenix Health Programs

Here are things you don’t hear people say about sick people: I can’t believe that…

Presbyterian Children’s Homes and Services: Transitioning from Foster Care

Foster care organizations do selfless work to keep countless children from homelessness. But those children…

Meals on Wheels: The Spirit of the Driver

One evening in 1972, Lorene Trickey was flipping through the newspaper. She was 40 at…