Our Team

For more than 25 years, Community Partnership has been a trusted leader, a catalyst for change, and a valued resource for solving issues in Springfield and the surrounding region. We are the “go to” organization when there is an emerging issue that needs to be addressed–we bring people together to discuss issues and then work together to create solutions.

Working in 23 counties in Southwest Missouri, we create opportunities for communication, cooperation, and collaboration, and reduce duplication by emphasizing the sharing of resources. Our diversity of programming and services–after school clubs and academic enrichment, parent involvement, early childhood, housing and homeless prevention, social work and crisis intervention, parent education, substance use and violence prevention, financial literacy, youth mentoring, and neighborhood revitalization–allows us to address community issues in a holistic manner.

We have a talented and passionate staff, a strong board of community leaders, and committed volunteers who have helped us develop a track record of success, leverage resources, and create positive change for children, families, and communities in our region.

As stated by one of our “founding fathers,” Charlie O’Reilly of O’Reilly Auto Parts, “Resources are so limited…our communities must work to grow and coordinate and focus their efforts to improve the lives of those who need help – Community Partnership is leading this effort.”