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Getting Together!

Taking part in local events is a great way to get involved and start making a difference.

From regular Focus Team meetings to community summits, lifestyle events and more, there are plenty of ways to keep your finger on the pulse of all the excitement happening in the Joplin area!

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October 23, 2024, 9am-1pm
Event is free of charge, seating is limited, and lunch is provided.

Rethinking Poverty” is a simulated month of poverty experienced by our community’s individuals and families.

Participants will:

  • Gain insight into the challenges low-income people face daily.
  • Identify areas of change that could help reduce poverty in the community.
  • Learn about social capital and discover opportunities to make a long-term difference.
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Resource Drive

Each year, the One Joplin Literacy Team coordinates a drive to gather supplies that support early childhood and youth literacy.  Donations are accepted year-round and can be purchased from our Amazon Wishlist 

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One Joplin Summit

The One Joplin Summit is a triennial event designed to connect community members and One Joplin partners in collaboration and dreaming.

At this event, we:

  • Look back at One Joplin’s successes
  • Connect across teams
  • Work together to envision new opportunities for the future

You should attend if you are:

  • A past or present One Joplin partner
  • An interested community member

2025 One Joplin Summit details coming soon!