Circle of Light Associates (C.O.L.A.) is a non-profit organization located in the Baden community. C.O.L.A. was formed with the commitment, desire, and dedication to enrich the lives of individuals and serve the less fortunate families in the St. Louis area by providing services in child/adult care, education, job readiness, catering, transitional housing, and social awareness.
Circle of Light Associates was founded on July 23, 1991 by Reverend Jeff Johnson Jr. and a group of concerned Christians who saw a need to strengthen and increase the quality of life in neighborhoods. Their main mission was to help people in need. With each member contributing five dollars in dues each month, various programs, events and job seeking resources opened the doors for many families in the Saint Louis Metropolitan community
Circle of Light Associates prohibits discrimination in employment, educational programs, activities, and services offered on the basis of race, national origin, color, creed, religion, sex, age, disability, veteran status, or sexual orientation. C.O.L.A. also affirms its commitment to providing equal opportunities and equal access to our facilities.