Welcome to The Center Project!

TCP is an all-volunteer community center focused on serving the needs of LGBTQ people and communities in Columbia and throughout central Missouri. Located at 805 Fairview Avenue in Columbia’s beautiful First Ward, we are within walking distance of the bus line, downtown, The Loop, all 3 college campuses, and local food & shelter resources. We are proud to work in solidarity with other community organizations to make mid-Missouri better, stronger, and safer for all LGBTQ people. 

Our Mission

Our mission at The Center Project is to provide a safe, affirming space to learn, grow, build community, and access support and resources. Historically, our programming has focused on LGBTQ youth, families, and people living in rural areas; as we grow and expand our services and impact, we are committed to equity, justice, inclusion, and representation in our programming and leadership. 

Executive Board

Christi Kelly, President

Cameron Lee, Vice President

Dion Wisniewski, Past President

Janette Hanna, Secretary


Amanda Jacobs

Howard Hutton, Troop 626 Leader

Steven DeVore, Mid-Missouri PrideFest

Jordan Richards, Library & Prism Coordinator

Janet Davis, Facilities Coordinator & Website Administrator

Kerri Schafer, BRITE & Gender Affirming Provider Coordinator

Get Involved!


As an all volunteer organization, we are community driven and entirely sustain by people giving, whether of their time and talent as volunteers, by individual giving, or through community partnerships. 

Volunteers serve in all kinds of way: as board members, community educators, program & resources facilitators, in fundraising, on special projects, or even at concessions stands during sports ball games. Volunteering at The Center Project is a great way to meet new people, and we’d love to meet you! 

Just reach out to us and let us know what you’re interested in doing.

Non-Profit Statement


Mid-Missouri Center Project, Inc., D/B/A The Center Project, is a 501(c)3, organized under the Missouri Nonprofit Corporation Act.