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CSL - Appearing in Different Shapes and Sizes
CSL's Family Stability Initiative, a high-intensity case management program, with a goal of keeping kids stably enrolled in their neighborhood school the entire school year, has largely been based in an office setting, with home visits sprinkled in. That model has worked well, and we will continue to operate in that fashion. Starting this week, we debuted Family Stability on a new platform, and that is school-based. Our newest Family Stability Specialist is based inside of Nowlin Middle School in Independence.

CSL looks for platforms to deliver services. That is to say, a platform is an advantage. A good example of a platform is at...  Read the rest of this blog
Quotes for Good
CSL is excited to be sponsored by local State Farm Agent Chad Mitchell as part of State Farm's Quotes for Good program! In February, Chad's office will donate $10 to CSL for every qualifying auto, fire, life, or health insurance quote they complete when the customer mentions Quotes for Good or CSL.

Interested in supporting CSL? Contact Chad's office today in one of these ways:

(816) 836-0114 - call/text

Facebook or Website

Upcoming Events at BlendWell Community Cafe
CSL's BlendWell Community Cafe is hosting some great, family-friendly events this month. Join us for one or more of these events:

Hand-make a beautiful Valentine's Day card for only $2, which includes all your supplies. This pop-up event is on Saturday, February 2, from 1p-3p. Learn more on our Facebook page event.

Game Day at BlendWell is sure to be a ton of fun! More than 100 board games will be available to you for only $2/person. Join us from Noon-4p!
Thank You 2019 Corporate Sponsors
We want to thank the Corporate Sponsors thus far who have pledged their support for 2019! Their ongoing support is critical in our mission to help our neighbors in need and we appreciate them very much! It's not too late - you can still become a year-long CSL Corporate Sponsor.

2019 Corporate Sponsors so far are:
  • Centerpoint Medical Center
  • Central Bank of the Midwest 
  • Comcast/Internet Essentials
  • Edward Jones 
  • Foster Dental Care 
  • JE Dunn
  • St. Mary's Medical Center
  • Stewardship Capital

Questions? Contact Dena Morrison, Special Events Manager, at or (816) 912-4485.

Save-the-Date for 2019 Events

Ooh! Tickets Go on Sale February 15th! 

Watch for an exciting announcement regarding the VIP event!






For more information, contact Dena Morrison, Special Events Manager, at or (816) 912-4485.   

Love good music? You won't want to miss this! The  Kansas City Metro Men's Chorus  is presenting two fantastic concerts in March - the first benefitting CSL Scholars and the second benefitting the Stone Church Neighborhood Dinner. The first concert will be on Sunday, March 3rd, 4:00 p.m. at St. Mark's Catholic Church, Independence, and the second will be on Sunday, March 17th, 4:00 p.m. at The Stone Church, Independence.

Plan now to come out for one (or both!) of them.  There is no charge for admittance - a free-will offering will be taken.  
Saturday, August 24, 2019  marks the date for the  10th annual event presented by the Coalition of Women Helping Children. This year's  Fashion Show and Brunch  will again be  presented by St. Mary's Medical Center  and hosted at the Adam's Pointe Conference Center in Blue Springs.
On  Monday, September 23, 2019,  CSL will host the sixth annual  CSL Golf Classic presented by Central Bank , at  Winterstone Golf Course in Independence! Last year's event was a sell-out so save-the-date to join us for what promises to be a spectacular day of golf and support for CSL.
Luminous - lighting pathways to change, presented by Edward Jones is slated for Saturday, November 9, 2019 at the Intercontinental Hotel at the Plaza. Plan now to join us for a magical night celebrating Community Services League with a delicious dinner, drinks, an exclusive Live Auction and dancing to the sounds of Lost Wax.
Interested in sponsoring a specific event in 2019, or supporting CSL throughout the year? Contact us today for a customized sponsorship package.
Entrepreneurial  Mindset Training

Do you want to learn how to be an entrepreneur? Have a business idea that hasn't yet been tested in the marketplace?

CSL, in conjunction with the Ennovation Center and the City of Independence, is hosting an Entrepreneurial Mindset Training class at BlendWell Community Cafe. The class is taught by the Small Business Technology Development Center at UMKC.

This experiential learning program will expose participants to entrepreneurial thinking and skills, and help them develop develop their business idea, using a business canvas and testing assumptions with real world experience.

Applications are being accepted now, with 20 slots available. Participants must be available to meet Thursday evenings from 5:30 to 8:30 pm from March 28 - May 23. Preference is given to Independence residents. Due to generous sponsors, the cost of the class is only $75.

Deadline for applications is March 8th, and interested participants should apply here. Choose "Entrepreneurial Mindset Training in Independence" as the course.

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