Font Size: decrease font size Increase font size

Moving Ahead After-School and Summer Program


2020 CoMoGives Campaign December 1 – December 31, 2020YOU ARE IMPORTANT to ensuring that all kids get an equal chance to learn and grow during these challenging times. 


Our FULL-DAY LEARNING PODS at MOVING AHEAD provide our kids with the support they need when learning remotely. 


Your donation to the MOVING AHEAD program through CoMoGives 2020 will support our kids in their FULL-DAY LEARNING PODS in the months to come.  Moving Ahead is a FREE PROGRAM to low-income families and your support is critical for us to keep offering this program during the pandemic.

You can MAKE THIS HAPPEN with your gift through CoMoGives 2020.You can also make a donation any time of the year to support the kids in our Moving Ahead Program through our PayPal Account.

The Moving Ahead Program is a high-quality, state-licensed, after-school and summer program in the J.W. “Blind” Boone Community Center that provides an effective mix of one-on-one tutoring and fun cultural and physical activities for children in Kindergarten through 12th grade.

The program operates Monday – Friday from 3:30 p.m to 6:30 p.m. when Columbia Public Schools are in session. A full-day summer program is offered in July and early August.  Some transportation is available.

Please call Janice Brooks, Moving Ahead Program Coordinator at  573-443-2556, Ext. 1283 for enrollment information or by email at: Moving Ahead Program -> Children/Youth Services












The CHA is accepting applications for the newly renovated Bear Creek Apartments.
• 1, 2, 3, & 4 Bedroom Units Available
• Modern Newly Renovated Units
• Rent Based on Income *
• Low Initial Security Deposit
• Energy Efficient & New Appliances
• Washer & Dryer Hookups
• Park & Laundry Facility
• Resident Services & Family Self-Sufficiency Programs
* Qualified applicants must be low-income.

Apply now at:

The Columbia Housing Authority
201 Switzler Street, Columbia
(573) 443-2556

You Should Know

CHA provides housing assistance to over 1,900 families in Columbia and Boone County.

Families pay 30% of their adjusted household income for rent.

Our Family Self-Sufficiency Programs help families develop five-year plans for self-sufficiency.

Contact Us

201 Switzler St.
Columbia, MO 65201
(573) 443-2556 phone
(800) 735-2966 TTY Relay