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Causes: Children & Youth, Children & Youth Services

Mission: “By the time many black children in low-income communities reach their eighth birthdate, they will have encountered at least three adverse childhood experiences” (Child Trends). OUR MISSION New Heights Community Resource Center is dedicated to reducing the impact of adverse childhood experiences, and creating opportunities for under-represented youth to succeed. THE VISION Through our powerful, innovative programs and community-centric services, youth will be equipped with the essential tools to overcome life’s formidable roadblocks and live a purpose-filled life.

Results: Since 2010 Through our multi-faceted programs and skilled team, New Heights has provided over 1,000,000 meals to children throughout the St Louis metropolitan area. We have improved reading and math scores for nearly 600 children, provided parent empowerment workshops which lead to 30 women securing better jobs or starting their own businesses, hosted five summer enrichment camps, and co-facilitated numerous youth-led community service projects. We Are Here for You The long-term effects of academic failure on a child are devastating, life threatening roadblocks to the true pursuit of happiness and economic stability. Every day, millions of children suffer from academic failure. This failure isn’t due to an inability to learn, but the direct result of socio-economic conditions that impede learning. Conditions such as hunger, under-resourced schools and nonprofits, and low perceived life chances become formidable roadblocks to learning. We understand. That’s why we designed our programs specifically to dismantle each barrier. New Heights is willing and able to serve as a resource to provide preventive measures ensuring every child has a fair start in life. ACCOMPLISHMENTS • Hosted a Feed the Children event which distributed 712 boxes of non-perishable food, hygiene products, and skin care to needy families. • Co-hosted a Back to School: No Bullying Concert which served 85 children (127 people total). • Presented at the St. Louis Black Pages Conference on the Importance of Early Education and Youth Development. • Structured 11 Food Distribution Centers throughout St Louis City and County to eliminate hunger in over 500 children daily during unplanned school closing • Hosted annual summer food service programs for 1,027 youth in under-resourced communities • Distributed 512 free books to youth in unaccredited school district to start a home library. • Received the 2018 USDA award for high quality meal service • Received an honorary award from Dream BIG Foundation for our self-awareness curriculum

Target demographics: Youth ages Birth -19

Direct beneficiaries per year: 1025 youth within 10 social service programs.

Geographic areas served: St Louis City & County, St Charles, Poplar Bluff, Kansas City

Programs: “Child food insecurity is not a big city problem or a small town problem, it is a statewide issue” (MO Food & Community Trust, 2020). Forks of Flavor™ is our nutrition initiative to ensure children and youth have access to healthy, well-balanced meals. Forks of Flavor™ distributes free meals to under-resourced afterschool programs, youth groups, and homework help centers. We are also proud to announce our newest teen project, “Sizzling Summer Cook-Off Competition.” “Thirty-four percent of youth feel il-equipped to network, speak publicly, or compete in today’s market” (Generation Z in the Workforce, 2020). Branded You-Nique™ is a guided online coaching experience to “ready” teens and young adults for the workforce. Participants will learn personal branding, networking, and other essential skills to equip them for today’s economy. “With barriers such as overcrowded classrooms, overwhelmed teachers, and behavior disruptions, youth in underperforming schools are often not afforded the same opportunities to help them prepare for college” (Michigan State University Professor, 2016). College Café™ offers an 8-week deep dive into planning, budgeting, admissions, funding, and getting acclimated to college life. Youth ages 16-21 are eligible to register for the College Café™ to begin planning and preparing for their college education. “Irrefutable evidence proves that the early years (birth through age 8) have the most impact on an individual’s life. For every $1 invested in quality, comprehensive early childhood education, $7 in future costs of school failure, teen pregnancy, and juvenile delinquency is prevented” (Head Start Association). Infinite Wisdom Learning Center™ provides an enriching learning experience for children and youth, birth through 12 years, in a state licensed environment. By adapting a research-based curriculum, children are exposed to hands-on learning, field experiences, and a structured atmosphere conducive to self-guided learning. “For young people with high needs, the availability of quality programs can mean the difference between a life with positive, upward trajectory and one that is on a perilous, sometimes tragic course” (Vision for Children at Risk). Infinite Wisdom Summer Experience™ connects youth to life experiences that amplifies academic skills acquired in the traditional classroom setting. Youth are submerged into 8 to 10 weeks of in-depth meaningful experiences that expose youth to a myriad of career opportunities.

Community Stories

45 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I have watched Connie Bobo strive and stride into building this organization. She has a generous heart and it pours out into New Heights Community Resource Center. Her organization offers so much to help out the community. Like the food service program, unlike other food services, she offers fresh, healthy food that a family can make a full meal out of. The fruit and vegetables are fresh. Many people feel that they can just serve the less fortunate anything because they are in need not taking into consideration that those people are still humans and have taste buds just the same as the fortunate who can afford to purchase food. New Heights understands that and strive to provide meals that anyone would want to eat, not just because they are less fortunate. I applaud her for all of her hard work and dedication and still maintaining Humility in the service of others.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

New Heights Community Resource Center has been a blessing to multiple families. They provide nutritious wholesome meals daily to accommodate each family's needs. The staff is dedicated and encouraging, helping everyone to remain positive and hopeful. Thank you New Heights for you service.

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Board Member

Rating: 5

New Heights Community Center is a place where people can come and be blessed with services that are both rewarding and enlightening. It brings about a culture that invites unity during a time of division. In the midst of a pandemic people are able to gain resources needed for thriving.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

New Height Community is such a blessing to so many…. It’s such a giving center to others to help them achieve… Truly has been a blessing to me and my family.. May GOD continue to bless New Heights Community so they may continue to bless others…

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

New Heights Community Resource Center not only gives out fresh food, they give people a second chance with being able to give back and to see the people they impact is awesome..

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Client Served

Rating: 5

I want give a big thank you to Connie Bobo at New Heights for starting an Awesome program. Doing Missionary work at my church and in the community I learned that it was so many families in needs especially doing the pandemic. When I heard about New Heights it was a answered prayers Especially in our communities to help so many people in need. Thank you New Heights and thank you Connie for letting God use you!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

I want to thank God for allowing this great team of people to be such a great help in my life. I'm a coparenting dad with 4 kids. We are struggling thru the pandemic. I lost my job do to being sick with covid. My unemployment ran out and I was struggling to help my kids with food. I didn't know what to do to support my family. God provided us with food we needed to survive. New Heights Community Resource Center was always there to assist in giving us food. No matter what day of the week we were able to receive food. Good food too, you name it they had it. Milk, juice, water, etc. Felt like a mini-Schnuck's. The people who ran it was great, they treat you right. I don't know where I would be right now if it wasn't for this Organization...

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

New Heights Community Resource Center provides a much-needed service to the community. They provide meals and other services that are beneficial to the youth and overall community. They empower families through classes and resources which assist in educating families on how to lift themselves out of poverty.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Myself & so many other family members have benefit from New Heights. Covid has been hard on all of us. The additional food has help us feed our children & grandchildren especially them boys they can eat.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

This organization have been a huge blessing for my family and I during this time, Always friendly and punctual.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

New Heights has served their community in the most generous way during a devastating time in our community. Truly glad to see people come together help one another with a gracious smile on their faces, thank you so much New Heights! Keep up the great work.

1 King H.

Client Served

Rating: 5

New Heights Community Center is a pillar for the community. Thank you for always being committed and consistant. You are amazing.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Any updates on the foodgiving here at Belton Lifequest church? When is it coming back?

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Connie B.3 09/07/2021

We are working with the administrative staff there to collect the required paperwork for the state recertification. We hope to be back on track in a couple weeks.

2 Kathleen M.10

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I saw they needed help filling boxes. I started volunteering and it is a great experience. So many people being helpped with good quality fresh food. And LaTasha is so organized and proficient. Keep up the good work.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

New Heights COMMUNITY RESOURCE CENTER. THE LADY. THAT IS IN CHARGE MISS TASHA IS A VERY CARING AND HELPFUL PERSON. Her son is always there to help and so caring also SHE LETS ME VOLENTER AND HAS HELPED SO MANY PEOPLE WITH FOOD AND MILK. This program helps those in need of food. Thank you miss tasha

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Client Served

Rating: 5

New Heights Community Resource Center is an amazing organization that provided my kids an opportunity to eat throughout the summer and not have to struggle to find food while school is out. The founder of the organization is extremely respectful and helpful when trying to find solutions to build a better life for my kids. Thank you to New Height and I look forward to seeing the amazing work they do in our communities!

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Board Member

Rating: 5

New Heights is doing great things in the community, from making sure children have healthy meals on a weekly basis through their food donations to supporting up and coming entrepreneurs through mentoring and support. New Heights is committed to helping children and families within their communities.

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Board Member

Rating: 5

New Heights is an integral part of the community through its various outreach programs. They offer a food program to meet food insecurity. They offer a host of educational programming for adults and children in addition to community activities.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

New Heights have blessed our ministry to serve over 15, 000 meals in the last year. They have played a phenomenal part in helping us provide a very essential need to our community. We are looking forward to working with Connie Bobo and her team as we continue to serve our community.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Very helpful to the community and it very much need because so a people are really in need my drive through at Believer Temple was blessing thank you for all you do.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Great Organization to be apart of, Great experience loved putting smile on the people faces.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I volunteer with New Heights for food distributions. The best part of it, without a doubt, the families - their smiles. I volunteer to help the community, yet I always leave with a renewed sense of hope and life, which comes from the positive impact on the community, the volunteers, and me.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

My experience with this nonprofit has been great. They are very caring and positive people for the community.

2 LaTasha J.1

Volunteer

Rating: 5

The community in Belton, MO has been very grateful for the resources that New Heights Community Resource Center has made available to their community. I love seeing families smiling and having a sense of relief when it comes to feeding their families.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

New Heights is a company that display helpful avenues to help the community in every way possible. It's a company that I'm proud to have worked with. When I have told them the needs In my community they make an effort to meet and exceed the need. As a partner I'm proud to have gained knowledge and I love working with them. Keep up the great work and thanks for all that you'll do.

3 Dawn Greatauntofeight W.

Client Served

Rating: 5

New Heights Community Resource Center has been a beacon of light during the tough time dealing with covid-19. I've been able to pick up free food to not only help feed me, but I've been allowed to pick up multiple boxes to take to friends and families in need that were unable to get out of the house. I appreciate ALL you have done for our communities! Continued success in Unifying the CommUNITY
Thank you so much.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

New Heights is an awesome provider of frozen and fresh healthy food choices for families in need! There has been amazing growth with this nonprofit in light of the recent pandemic over the last year. The need for the type of assistance provided by New Heights has become more evident than ever. New Heights Community Resource Center is making a difference the lives of not only those that they serve but in the lives of those that give their time to ensure that the needs are met.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Great advocate and a social change agent. I have a memorable positive experience with the leadership of the organization and her passion for what she does is noticeable.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

New Heights is the best!! They are always giving back to the community and assist with so many different resources! I would 100% recommend this center to anyone! They're not just for non-profits .

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Connie B.3 03/09/2020

Awesome! We are eager to serve the community at large and value the feedback we receive! Thank you for being an avid supporter of our work!

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Coni is an awesome supporter of the community she was hands on with my son and he still talks about her 2 years later!

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Connie B.3 03/09/2020

Thank you! I'm looking forward to connecting with you all again! We have some exciting new programs coming soon and an all new website coming as well!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

New Heights Community Resources' level of service consistently exceeds expectations

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Connie B.3 03/09/2020

Thank you so much for your words of support! We will continue to make every effort to deliver a 5-star performance.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Knowledgeable pleasant staff, quality service and consistency

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Connie B.3 03/09/2020

Thank you so much! We appreciate you feedback and are happy that you are pleased with the program.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

New Heights Community Center was truely a blessing for me and my kids. The hours were perfect to drop my kids off and gave me plenty of time to pick them up. Although they never wanted to leave yet when I got there because of all the fun they were having. They went on awesome field trips which gave me great comfort in the price I paid for them to go. I truly got more than I paid for along with the comfort of knowing my kids were safely supervised. The communication was excellent in regards to what where and when they were going. They were fed extremely well with healthy nutritional meals. They did all sorts of fun projects and was given a really nice memory scrape book they made themselves of all the places they went, as well as school supplies at the end of camp. I look forward to enrolling my kids again because they still talk about the fun they had even now. Thank you New Heights for a great summer.

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Connie B.3 03/09/2020

Awesome! This literally makes my heart jump up and down! We look forward to serving your needs in the future!

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

New Heights Community Resource Center actually focuses on the needs of the youth. It specializes in high quality after school and summer camp programs,.With qualified professionals on staff, New Heights pride themselves on ensuring daily enrichment programs that will stimulate not just the physical aspect of every youth, but build and or strengthen the character of that individual as well.

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Connie B.3 03/09/2020

Thank you so much for your input. We are grateful that our programming meets your standard of excellence.

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Client Served

Rating: 4

They respond quickly and their work is superb. Also, their pricing is very fair.

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Connie B.3 03/09/2020

Thank you so much for your feedback!

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Donor

Rating: 5

They go above and beyond to support and enhance youth education. The service they provide is essential to youth development.

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Connie B.3 02/28/2020

Thank you so much for your kind words! Your support means the world to us and the families we serve.

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Donor

Rating: 4

The place was well organized and the people are a pleasure to work with.

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Connie B.3 02/28/2020

Thank you for all that you do to support our mission!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

45-1295024 New Heights Community Resource Center provided our meals for our Summer Youth Academy at New Sunny Mount for the Summer of 2019. We were very pleased with the professionalism, efficiency and quality of the service provided to us! Ms Bobo and her staff were extremely hands on from the initial inservice to our food deliveries. They always communicated changes or adjustments that would impact our schedule. We look forward to working with New Heights Community Resource Center this Summer! 45-1295024

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Connie B.3 02/28/2020

Thank you so much! You all were awesome and we truly look forward to serving your youth again this summer!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Their field trips were the best I've been on while attending a summer camp. The food they served was delicious and had my self and other campers going back for seconds and thirds.

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Connie B.3 02/28/2020

LOL! Yes, you all kept us busy in the kitchen but I am so happy to hear from one of our students. And please feel free to drop by any of our summer sites to enjoy more meals on us! We are here for you!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

I'm so glad I was referred to Ms Bobo. She goes above and beyond to ensure your children has all of the their needs met. My daughter attended her camps a

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Connie B.3 02/28/2020

Thank you for your kind words. You all are welcome anytime!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

They are doing excellent on building a safe place for the community. Help spreading love back through the city of saint louis, mo.

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Connie B.3 02/28/2020

Thank you! It is our absolute pleasure to serve our community.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

All 4 of my grandchildren have participated in her summer camps multiple years. I love her program. The kids enjoy the activities, field trips, food, and events. They still keep in touch with several friends they met while enrolled in her program.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

New Heights are very professional and I highly recommend their services.

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Connie B.3 02/28/2020

Thank you so much. Words cannot express our gratitude for all of your hard work and dedication. You rock!

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Great place for youth to learn and grow!

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Connie B.3 02/28/2020

Thank you so much!

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 1

The "1" was hit in error. New Heights is diligent about providing high quality programs to youth in the the community. They have provided fantastic meals that the children truly enjoy, and their summer camps are engaging and lots of fun! Definitely a 5-star program!

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Connie B.3 02/28/2020

No problem. So glad you are pleased with our mission work! Thank you!