The Community Montessori
Columbia, MO—The Community Montessori is a nonprofit preschool that partners with parents and community members to deliver an exceptional educational experience to Columbia’s children living in poverty. Founded in 2009, the school prepares students with the academic, social, and emotional skills necessary to succeed and provides affordable childcare for families. In its fifth year of operation, the school is a sustainable organization with proven success in combating the persistent achievement gap in Columbia between low-income children and their middle-class peers.
Creative Service Award Details:
- The Cause: Affordable Early-Childhood Education
- The Project: A community event to raise awareness about the school as well as generate funds for the scholarship program, art supplies, a garden shed, books, and furniture
- The Award: $1,000 in creative services: (1) design of promotional poster, postcard, web graphics and t-shirt for fundraising event