Programming for 0-17 year olds 

Protective Factors

Proud Start will focus on activities that promote the five Strengthening Families Protective Factors, developed by the Center for Study of Social Policy and the National Alliance of Children’s Trust & Prevention Funds:

Parental Resilience

Social Connections

Knowledge of Parenting and Child Development

Concrete Supports in Times of Need

Social and Emotional Competence of Children


Increase parental resiliency by providing them with referrals to help them meet the everyday needs of their families.


90% of parents completing educational workshops will report an increase in knowledge.

80% of participants engaged in the intergenerational social support group will report that they have social connections

Provide concrete supports in times of need

Increase parental knowledge on topics that affect child educational and social-emotional development among at risk families in St. Louis City.


Family PRIDE

Youth Development Programming

After School Programming

September through May
Monday - Thursday 4 pm- 5:30 pm

Friday 4 pm- 5 pm

Summer Academy Day Camp

June 15th-July 31st

8 am - 3 pm 

Proud Start Parenting Association Playgroups

1st Wednesday of every month
11 am -1 pm 

Friends Around the Neighborhood Playgroups

2nd & 4th Wednesday of every month

11 am - 1 pm

Proud Start Educational Workshops

1st & 3rd Friday of every month

11 am - 12:30 pm

Family PRIDE Store

3rd Friday of every month

1 pm - 3 pm

Midtown Neighborhood Opportunities Corporation

D.B.A. Midtown Community Services

1202 S Boyle

St. Louis, MO 63110

(314) 534-1180

St Louis Charity, Midtown Charity, St Louis Community Center