East Grand Community Services

Start children off on the way they should go, and even when they are old they will not turn from it.

Proverbs 22:6

East Grand Community Services is a separate not-for-profit organization that works hand-in-hand with East Grand to provide for the needs of our immediate community. EGCS focuses its efforts on the families in the Bingham and Alice Pittman elementary schools, but any family may receive services from EGCS. EGCS runs several programs to help the Bingham and Pittman families, with most of the focus on Bingham school. For more information, please visit their website at http://www.eastgrandcommunityservices.com/
Back 2 School Bash
East Grand church teams with EGCS to provide free backpacks for hundreds of Bingham students every fall. We also provide a day of fun and food for the families as they come to get the backpacks.
Basketball
EGCS also runs a basketball program for the neighborhood children that is staffed and run by East Grand members. If you are interested in signing up for basketball, please click here.
Before and After School Program – Bingham and Alice Pittman Elementary Schools
The Before and After School Program is a ministry under the umbrella of East Grand Community Services. The ministry began in 2000 as an outreach to the children and families who are served by the Bingham and Pittman Elementary Schools. The program is fully licensed by the state of Missouri and provides child care before and after school in a safe and nurturing environment. The ministry provides transportation to and from the schools, provides healthy snacks and rotates students through physical, educational and fun activities in our gym, classrooms and computer room. Tutoring services are also available.

Director Stephanie Brown

Stephanie Brown began as Director of the East Grand Community Services Before & After School Program in July 2018. She graduated from Harding University with a degree in teaching and got her license in 2012. After working for five years as a high school Spanish teacher in Jackson, Tennessee, she returned to Springfield and came back home to East Grand. She worked at the East Grand Kids preschool in 2017-2018.
Stephanie loves East Grand and is grateful and excited to be working in the church she grew up in. Her responsibilities include managing the Before & After School Program and fostering a relationship between our members and the families of Bingham and Pittman Elementary Schools.
Stephanie enjoys photography and has recently started her own professional photography business. She also loves traveling and makes at least one trip to work in Nicaragua every year.