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May 28, 2014.


Keeping Healthy Suburban Communities Out of the Poverty Trap

By Laura Kinsell-Baer, a Senior Planner with St. Louis County government. Her background is in urban planning with a focus on forecasting as it relates to public policy, research, and urban data management and communication.

As Brooks Goedeker pointed out in last month’s op-ed, neighborhoods in our region are contending with shrinking coffers and dwindling resources. I would extend this to say that certain neighborhoods, especially those that do not have the means to tax themselves, are contending with dwindling resources, while others are doing okay.

For the full article click here.

Last Chance to Share Ideas on How the City of St. Louis Can invest $100 Million over 5 years
Rise, H3, Vector, and the City of St. Louis will host its final Consolidated Plan open house tonight at 6pm at UMSL at Grand Center (3651 Olive Street). Attend to help set priorities for the City of St. Louis for the next 5 years around affordable housing, public improvements, economic development, and other essential services. For flier, click here

CBN Member Awarded 2014 Focus St. Louis Leadership Award
Chris Krehmeyer, President and CEO of Beyond Housing and CBN member was awarded the prestigious Focus St. Louis Leadership award this year. Listen as Chris describes the challenges and opportunities of community development. For the full story, click here.

CMT partners Hosts Public Vision Hearings For Historic Landmark
Citizens for Modern Transit and Skinker DeBaliviere Community Council to host a public visioning session to discuss the revitalization of the unused Wabash Station, which will serve as an official entrance to the Delmar Metrolink Station. For more information click here.



New Urbanism For Smaller Places
The St. Louis Federal Reserve to host this audio-conference on June 19th beginning at 2 p.m.  The focus of this conference is to inform practitioners about the principles of New Urbanism, how it is depicted in local communities and much more.  For more information, click here.

Building Healthy Places: Community Regeneration
Focus St. Louis to host this forum on May 29th from 7:30-9:30 a.m. at the Centene Center for the Arts.  This forum will outline what community regeneration looks like in St. Louis communities.  For more information, click here.

Strong Communities Policy Forum
St. Louis County, Beyond Housing, OneSTL, UMSL and the Des Lee Collaborative Vision will host this forum discussing the changing trends in St. Louis County and how it has an impact on policy. For more information click here.

NPML Fundraising Institute
UMSL's Nonprofit Management and Leadership program is hosting its annual Fundraising Institute beginning on June 16th This program will offer the most current fundraising trends, ideas and best practices.  For more information click here.

For the Sake of All Conference
This multi-disciplinary project on the health and well-being of African Americans in St. Louis City and County will release its final report at a community conference on May 30th. For more information, click here.  

Save the Date
MOHWA to host its 4th annual Missouri Workforce Housing conference July 9-11th at the Lodge of the Four Season in Lake of the Ozarks.  For more information click here.
Great Rivers Greenway Ped and Bike Webinar Series
Great Rivers Greenway partnered with the Missouri Department of Transportation and the Transportation Engineering Association of Metro St. Louis  to host a series of webinars that are free and open to the public discussing a wide range of topics regarding pedestrian and bicycle safety.  For more information click here.  


Affordable Housing and Mixed Income Community Management Series
Washington University's Brown School of Social Work with Neighborworks offers a series of three courses on affordable housing development and mixed income community management beginning in August.  The courses my be taken individually or you can complete the series and receive a Washington University certificate of completion.  For more information, click here.

Capacity Building Workshop
Community Development Administration for the City of St. Louis hosts a series of free capacity building workshops for nonprofit organizations discussing a wide range of relevant topics.  For more information click here. To sign up for the next class, Introduction to Real Estate Development, click here



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Farmer's Market Promotion Program
The Farmers Market and Local Food Promotion Program has funds available to assist entities with increasing the consumption of locally and regionally grown foods as well as to provide training and development for farmers markets, agricultural programs and oation click here.

Partners for Places Grant
Partners for Places offers grant matching opportunities to organizations that collaborate with local government sustainability offices to improve communities, build a stronger economy and increase the well-being of residents.  For more information click here.

Division Director
St. Charles County seeks a Division Director to oversee the County's Community Development review duties as well as other assigned tasks.  For more information click here.

Executive Director
The University City Chamber of Commerce seeks an Executive Director to begin in July 2014.  The Executive Director should have strong development and retention skills and past experience with working with a Board of Directors. For more information click here.

Program Coordinator

Dutchtown South Community Corporation seeks a Program Coordinator to implement the mission and goals of the organization through beautification projects, energy conservation education among other responsibilities. For more information click here.

2 RFP's For Web Development and Logo Design
Dutchtown South Community Corporation has posted RFP's for web development design and re-branding and logo design.  For more information click here.
Affordable Care Act Opens Hospital Doors to Greater Community Investment
Initiative for a Competitive Inner City reports on the new emphasis for nonprofit hospitals to address community building issues within the Affordable Care Act. For the report, click here.
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