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Saint Louis Community Builders Exchange

February 19, 2014.

FROM THE FIELD

OneSTL: For A Prosperous, Healthy, and Vibrant St. Louis Region

By David Wilson, American Planning Association, Environment & Community Planning East-West Gateway Council of Governments

A new initiative seeks to “maintain, develop and enhance the unique places and communities in our region through investment that reflects local values, diversity and character.”


For the full article click here

Happy 250th Birthday St. Louis!
Help St. Louis celebrate its 250th birthday with year long events happening throughout the St. Louis region.  Many of the events are free and offer historical information on our great city like the St. Louis Art and History Museum! For information on events and the history of St. Louis click here

Stay Tuned focuses on Neighborhood Development and Revitalization 
The Nine Network's Stay Tuned program focused on neighborhood development and revitalization in back to back weeks exploring development in the northside of the region and exploring rebound communities. For the first episode on northside redevelopment click here and for the second episode on rebound communities click here

100,000 Homes Campaign Targets high-Risk homelessness
The 100,000 Homes campaign to end homelessness is gaining momentum throughout the United States. Studies support the cost effectiveness of placing homeless individuals and families in homes.  For the full story click here.

Governor Nixon gives preview to what tax Cut plan he is willing to approve
Last Thursday, Governor Jay Nixon stated that he would support a reduction in the top personal income top rate as long as the state's public schools (K-12) foundation remains funded and development tax credits are curbed. For the full story click here.


Implementation of 10 year plan to decrease Homelessness in St. Louis works to overcome obstacles   
St. Louis City and County committed to a 10 year plan to combat homelessness in the St. Louis region that began in 2004. St. Louis Public Radio and the Beacon explore how the 10 year plan has been unfolding.  For the full story click here.

Two weeks until the 2014 Community Builders Network Awards
The 2014 Community Builders network Awards Reception set to take place on March 6th at the Missouri Botanical Garden at 5:30pm. The event will recognize excellence in community building in a range of sectors from banking to philanthropy to the public sector and more including recognition of the Rise Collaborative Grant Award Winners. CBN is looking forward to hosting another successful reception highlighting the tremendous efforts of the community development field.  To register for this event click here.

CONFERENCES & SEMINARS

2014 National Interagency Community Reinvestment Conference
The Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco and Chicago along with other regulators will host this event on March 30th-April 2nd at the Hyatt Regency Chicago in Chicago, IL.  This conferemce will offer CRA exam training, community development tours of the Chicago area and more.  For more information click here

2014 National Community Reinvestment Coalition Conference
The NCRC will host its annual conference on March 12-15th at the Capital Hilton Hotel in Washington, DC. This year's theme is" A Just Impact," featuring Shaun Donovan, Secretary of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.  For more information click here.

2014 NLIHC Housing Policy Conference
The National Low Income Housing Coalition hosts its annual policy conference on April 27th-30th in Washington, DC. This year marks the 40th anniversary of the organization and will reflect on the past 40 years and approaches for the future of solving low-income housing issues in America.  For more information click here.

EHOC's 17th Annual Fair Housing Training Conference
The Equal Housing and Opportunity Council will host their housing conference on April 4th from 8-4pm.  For more information click here.

Sustainability Conference
Webster University will host its third annual sustainability conference on April 10-11th discussing new approaches and challenges to present and future sustainability in the St. Louis region.  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.  

TRAINING & WORKSHOPS

Community Development Academy
MU Extension’s Community Development Program to offer intensive, hands-on, 5 day courses to enhance your ability to work effectively with a wide array of community issues on March 24-28, 2014.  For more information click here.

Lead Positive: How Volunteer Managers Can See, Say and Do Their Way to Success
UMSL's School of Professional and Continuing Studies offers this course in their certificate in Volunteer Management program.  For more information click here.

Mind The Gap: Stepping Into Arts Based Community Action Workshop
The Regional Arts Commission will host this workshop on February 22nd from 9-4p.m. discussing what is Arts-Based Community Action and how it will impact the St. Louis region.  For more information click here.

How to Develop an Effective Board for Your Nonprofit Organization
UMSL's Nonprofit and Leadership Management program offers this course on March 27 from 1-5pm outlining avenues to improve board effectiveness and strengthen the relationship between board and senior staff.  For more information click here.

EVENTS

WHO WE ARE

The St. Louis Community Builders Exchange is a partnership between the Community Builders Network of Metro St. Louis, the St. Louis Home Repair Network, and the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis to bring you quality up-to-date community development information. Look for the St. Louis Community Builders Exchange every other Wednesday morning!

Singing for Change Grant
Singing for Change offers assistance to organization that work to solve social and environmental problems in their communities, while including community residents groups in the planning process. This grant does not have deadlines but there is a two stage process.  For more information click here. 

Homeless Veteran Families Support Grant
The U.S Department of Veteran Affairs offers support to organizations assisting and supporting very low income veteran families on the brink of homelessness.  For more information click here. 

Grassroots Organization for social Change
The Grassroots Organization for Social Change offers support for activities and strategies that organizations use to create social change, especially community organizing and community-based building. For a listing of funded activities and more information on the grant
click here.

Executive Director
Spanish Lake Community Development Corporation seeks an executive director who is responsible for executing the overall mission of the corporation including: implementing housing and community development strategies, promoting the Spanish Lake community, and seeking and securing grants and fundraising opportunities. For more information on the position, click here. 

Community Engagement Coordinator
Skinker DeBaliviere Community Council seeks a community engagement coordinator to implement the Council's programs, events and activities along with communications management.  For more information click here
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Social Dynamics in mixed Income developments
The National Initiative on Mixed Income Communities released a state of the field synthesizing what research is saying about social dynamics within mixed income developments. For the full publication click here.
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