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The Bartlett Center is a nonprofit, 501c3 organization, United Way partner and contracted by the State of Missouri to provide social programs for youth in the midtown neighborhood. 


The Bartlett Center will be the heartbeat for uniting and igniting the community.


Bartlett Center is dedicated to providing quality programs that enrich the lives of children, parents and the community.



  • Communication – that is open, consistent and two-way

  • Continuous Improvement – developing and learning in all we do

  • Mutual Respect – and trust in our working relationships

  • Innovation – and encouragement to challenge the status quo

  • Diversity – of people, cultures and ideas

  • Teamwork – and meeting our commitments to one another

  •  Integrity – and the highest ethical standards

  • Performance – with recognition for results

  • Community – opportunity for family and personal growth


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​Our Staff

Executive Director: LaTonya Williams

Youth Director: Kristie Dean

Board of Directors:  Will Kariker, Mike Veale, Harold Ray, Ben Fliegel, Jayne Roberts, Mike Cazel, Danielle McGaughy, & Charles Starling

In The


Bartlett Center receives $150K Donation

KQTV2 Feb 18, 2022

Bartlett Center displaying historical photos of only black school in St. Joseph

KQTV2 Feb 3, 2022

Renovations at Bartlett Center, John Lucas Park ahead of schedule

KQTV2 Oct 13, 2021

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