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Saint Louis Community Builders Exchange

July 24, 2013

FROM THE FIELD

Stl Youth Jobs: A community-based model for Youth Employment

By Margaret Eigsti, Program Associate for community-based programming at the Incarnate Word Foundation; Board member of Invest STL and Brown School of Social Work Alumni Board 

Currently 187 St. Louis youth are finishing up summer job placements at small businesses, nonprofits, banks, and churches as part of Stl Youth Jobs. The young people will have made a little money this summer, but more importantly they will have developed workplace and life skills while also contributing to their communities.

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Governor Nixon Does not Sign Mediation Bill, Foreclosure Mediation is Eliminated
Governor Nixon allows foreclosure mediation to be eliminated due to his lack of action on HB 446 & 211 which abolishes foreclosure mediation in St. Louis City and County. For the full story click here. 

Energy Efficient Housing Contest
St. Louis Association of Realtors in partnership with Housing and Community Solutions will host an energy efficient housing contest which is designed to display new types of livable and sustainable housing in the St. Louis Region.  For the full story click here.

St. Louis Federal Reserve Reports on Economic Conditions in the 8th District
The St. Louis Fed reports from the Beige Book on economic conditions in the 8th district including conditions in banking/finance, real estate and construction and manufacturing.  For the full story click here. 

Great Streets Project to Revitalize Grand Center
The $68 million Great Streets Initiative in Grand Center seeks to expand entertainment, install more art, develop new streetscapes and more! To read the completed project plan and for the full story click here.

Beyond Housing Seeks to Expand revitalization of Pagedale
Pagedale Determined isn't stopping with a supermarket, bank and senior housing facility. Beyond Housing is planning their next major developments in the city of Pagedale. The plans for the city of Pagedale will allow residents access to healthcare and entertainment among other amenities.  For the full story click here.

CONFERENCES & SEMINARS

2013 MOWHA Conference 
MOWHA hosts its third annual workforce housing conference, August 8th & 9th at Tan-Tar-A Resort in Lake of the Ozarks. For more information click here.

TRAINING & WORKSHOPS

Landlord Training Program
UMSL's School of Professional & Continuing Studies will offer this program on August 22nd and 29th from 6-9pm. This course is designed to teach participants how to identify good rental investments, how to find and select quality tenants, and more.  For more information click here.  

Neighborhood Leadership Academy
UMSL's Community Partnership Project is offering the Neighborhood Leadership Academy which runs from September 5th-November 21st.  The academy combines hands-on training with seminars, discussions and personal projects to create effective neighborhood leaders.   For more information click here.


Accounting for Non-Accountants
UMSL's Nonprofit Management and Leadership Program offers Accounting for Non-Accountants on September 19th from 3-5pm. For more information click here.

Affordable Housing and Mixed-Income Community Management
The Brown School of Social Work at Washington University will offer this certificate program discussing successful property management skills and strategies for sustainable growth, beginning August 12.  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!

Choice Neighborhoods Implementation Grant
This HUD grant looks to invest in the implementation of comprehensive community development plans that work to replace distressed public housing, improve educational outcomes, improve conditions in neighborhoods to encourage reinvestment, and other community improvement activities.  For more information click here.

Capacity Building For Sustainable Communities Grant
HUD has funds available to organizations providing capacity building support to communities undertaking planning that involves economic and workforce development, housing, and transportation among other elements. For more information click here.

State Giving Program 
Walmart has funds available for organizations working on hunger relief & healthy eating, sustainability, women's economic empowerment, or career opportunity in their communities.  For more information click here.

Pedestrian and Bicycle Master Planning Program
Trailnet is seeking applications from communities to partner in creating bicycle and pedestrian master plans in Franklin, St. Charles and St. Louis Counties. For more information click here.

Invest STL Community Development Grant
Invest STL is currently accepting grant applications for their first-ever grant cycle. Grants are due August 1st and applications can be found at www.investl.org. Top grant applicants will present on their projects at an evening event on August 28th. Donors who have given $100 or more will vote on which organization to invest in.  

St. Louis City CDBG Grant
The City of St. Louis is accepting applications for their Community Development Block Grant funding. This cycle is focused on non-housing production activities. Grant deadline is August 1st. For more information and the application click here

No job opportunities posted at this time. Check back in future newsletters.

The Importance of Personal Savings and Tax reform
The New America Foundation reports on the need for tax reform to reduce inefficiencies and inequities in personal savings opportunities for moderate-to-low income individuals. For the full publication click here.

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