Mission & History

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The mission of the Network for Strong Communities (NSC) is to strengthen community infrastructure by providing resources that build capacity in community stakeholders and organizations.

We accomplish this by providing education, training, consultation and technical assistance programs that are responsive, comprehensive, integrated, efficient and effective.  NSC is committed to identifying and offering the highest quality programs and services to support the needs of community leadership, nonprofits and the sector as a whole.

Our vision is that all community stakeholders will develop the capacity to collaborate and create change.



NSC is the industry leader for affordable and innovative capacity building, programs and services and resources that strengthen Missouri and Southern Illinois nonprofits.

NSC was created in 1996 to serve the nonprofit sector as it plays a vital role in setting the agenda for communities and provides leadership for addressing common problems.

NSC is located in St. Louis and serves Missouri and Southern Illinois.