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Moving Ahead After-School and Summer Program

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 2:00 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



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You can also make a donation any time of the year to support the kids in our Moving Ahead Program through our PayPal Account.


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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