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Making A Difference

Making a Difference Where You Live is a collaboration between KSMU and the Community Foundation of the Ozarks. Every other month we will focus on a topic that explores how volunteerism and philanthropic efforts address community needs.

Learn how you can make a difference by visiting the Community Foundation website. Feel free to ksmu [at] ksmu [dot] org (subject: Making%20a%20%20Difference) (contact us) with your questions and comments.

On May 6th, the Community Foundation Of The Ozarks “Rural Schools Partnership” hosted a summit of sorts at the Thomasville Community Center in Oregon County. Mike Smith was there and files this feature for Making A Difference Where You Live:

Today we continue our conversation with Arthur Mallory about his father's experiences teaching in a one room school, and hear from a couple of Hartville High School students about teaching Hartville's younger students through Missouri's A+ program.

For KSMU and Making A Difference Where you live, I’m Mike Smith. Today, just 6 months after the Community Foundation of the Ozarks announced its Rural Schools Partnership, a multi-level effort to strengthen southern Missouri schools, around 90 districts have signed on. www.cfozarks.org

We continue our conversation about the Community Foundation of the Ozarks Rural Schools Partnership and the Logan-Rogersville School District.

The Logan-Rogersville Educational Foundation joins with the Community Foundation of the Ozarks and the Rural School and Community Trust to advance educational opportunities for students in Logan-Rogersville schools. Mike Smith has the story:

On Wednesday, August 19 at 2:00 p.m. the Community Foundation of the Ozarks (CFO) will officially launch the Rural Schools Partnership. CFO will present an overview of the Rural Schools Partnership and recognize businesses and organizations partnering with CFO to make the program possible. KSMU's Mike Smith has more about the initiative with this edition of Making a Difference Where You Live.

On Wednesday, August 19 at 2:00 p.m. the Community Foundation of the Ozarks (CFO) will officially launch the Rural Schools Partnership. CFO will present an overview of the Rural Schools Partnership and recognize businesses and organizations partnering with CFO to make the program possible. KSMU's Mike Smith has more about the initiative with this edition of Making a Difference Where You Live.

Since May of 2001, the Finley River Community Foundation has distributed over $120,000 in grants to organizations and individuals in need in Christian county. Among them is the Christian County Family Violence Center. Mike Smith has the story.

Since May of 2001, the Finley River Community Foundation has distributed over $120,000 in grants to organizations and individuals in need in Christian county. Among them is the Finley River School. Mike Smith has the story.