Community Services League is proud to partner with Stewardship Capital for the second consecutive year as the Presenting Sponsor of Ooh! Stewardship Capital and its employees are steadfast champions of philanthropy in Eastern Jackson County, and great supporters of the...

Today marks the one-year anniversary that an EF3 tornado ripped through Oak Grove, Grain Valley, and parts of unincorporated Jackson and Lafayette Counties. The tornado touched down a little after 8:00 p.m., and reached top wind speeds of 152 miles per hour, and, at it...

CSL tries to be very focused on the labor market, and how it affects workers. As one of the largest workforce development/job placement providers in our area, we have to be tuned in to who is growing, what skills are needed, and much more. Some things that we monitor,...

Three years  ago, CSL undertook a different approach to assessing needs in a community . We went directly to the people we served, and we asked them what they wanted, and how we could work together to achieve their goals. That simple act has changed so much about our w...

Dr. Cliff and Patty Mohn have devoted their working lives to educate children. Patty has served as an elementary school teacher and principal, and served as Director of Parents as Teachers Program for the Blue Springs School District. Even in retirement, she volunteers...

September 1, 2017

Poverty is generally described as a condition or state with a lack of resources. Sometimes, people in poverty are absent social, political, familial, or other resources. Poverty is always defined as a state where financial resources are scarce or absent.

Traditionally,...

Thanks to your support, CSL has opened its 11th location inside of Hawthorne Place Apartments in Independence. This location takes a focused approach to helping families build assets and wealth, thanks to unique partnerships. A special grand opening is planned for late...

December 2, 2016

For those of you who were unable to join us at CSL’s Centennial Gala on November 12, we want to share the following story of “How Crystal Got Her Smile Back”. This is the actual script that was presented that evening and illustrates how our entire communities MUST – an...

In November, we formally wrapped up our celebration of 100 years at our Centennial Gala. The gala was a chance to reflect, celebrate, and a chance to look into the future. To summarize my sentiments, I'll use a phrase popular among young people, "I was feeling all the...

Thanks to a generous contract from the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), CSL will be able to move a dozen or more families from local shelters and into permanent housing. Most families that we are helping have been chronically homeless, and have very f...

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