Community Projects, Fundraisers & Scholarships for Springfield, MO
North Springfield offers the first impression of our beautiful city to visitors who enter from the Springfield-Branson National Airport and I-44. While the physical boundaries of north Springfield end at St. Louis St. and College St., we at the North Springfield Betterment Association consider the entire city of Springfield a participating factor in the welfare of our neighborhoods in north Springfield. The NSBA welcomes all individuals, businesses, and organizations interested in the improvement and vitalization of north Springfield to join our membership.
Join us for our monthly luncheon meetings and enjoy informative programs that provide exposure to local issues affecting the quality of life in north Springfield. Our monthly luncheons are held on the second Thursday of each month at Cox North Medical Center in the Fountain Plaza Room with networking beginning at 11:30 a.m. and adjourning at 1:00 p.m. The cost for lunch is $9 and includes a delicious lunch, business networking, and a community-oriented program.
NSBA’s Mission Statement
Our purpose is to promote and encourage worthwhile and honorable endeavors, which make north Springfield a better place to work and live. Our intent is to be alert, well versed, and knowledgeable to our community’s needs in order to take constructive action for community involvement.
NSBA’S EDUCATION PROJECTS
Elementary School Attendance Program
The NSBA Attendance program aims to motivate the children and their families of the 14 north Springfield elementary schools, placing an emphasis on the importance of good attendance habits. The Attendance Program encourages students to achieve 99-100% attendance during the school year. To keep the students motivated, NSBA awards quarterly prizes for students and teachers. In May, NSBA throws the biggest party of the year for students from all 14 north Springfield elementary schools that achieve 99% to 100% attendance complete with food, games and big prizes.
NSBA sponsors the quarterly and year-end rewards through fundraising, private donations, and through special community fundraisers in conjunction with our NSBA corporate members. We announce the special fundraisers through our website, blog, social media, and monthly luncheons. For more information on how you can be a part of an exciting partnership with NSBA, please contact a board member.
NSBA awards two scholarships, the Ann Reed Memorial Scholarship and the Wade Scholarship Endowment Fund, to selected graduating seniors of Hillcrest High School and Central High School.
NSBA’S COMMUNITY PROJECTS
Every month, the NSBA recognizes the efforts of community members, organizations, and businesses in the improvement of the appearance of the north Springfield community. NSBA awards community members with the Residential Betterment Award for the improvement of residential property in the community. The Commercial Betterment Award is given to businesses and organizations that improve north Springfield by improving a commercial property or introducing a new business to the area.
Annual Civic Contributor Award
Each year, NSBA awards an individual who has made an outstanding, positive impact in our community with the Civic Contributor Award.
NSBA’S COMMUNITY OUTREACH
Each month, NSBA publishes its community newsletter, The Northsider, to highlight all activities, issues and topics related to the North Springfield Betterment Association.
NSBA is dedicated to providing community members with the most up-to-date information on north Springfield. Our Communications Committee works diligently to update the NSBA blog, Facebook, and LinkedIn to maximize its reach to all community members. Stay up-to-date with NSBA by liking us on Facebook, connecting with us on LinkedIn, and following our blog.