By Colleen Kirby, Asset Manager-Compliance, St. Louis Equity Fund, INC
Leaders in community development have called Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFIs) the “next big thing” in community development (CD) finance. They say that what the Low-Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC ) has done over more than 25 years for affordable housing development, CDFIs will do for financial products and services.
SLEHCRA to Be Awarded the 2014 Organization Award On January 11th, SLEHCRA will be honored by the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. State Celebration Commission Council. SLEHCRA will receive the 2014 Organization Award which recognizes organizations for exemplifying the principals and ideals of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. For the invitation to the ceremony click here.
Creating a Beloved Community
The United Way, Washington University St. Louis, Saint Louis University and UMSL will host this free forum discussing the findings of the Missouri Civic Health Index on January 18th from 9-11:30am. 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.
TRAINING & WORKSHOPS
Funding Your Neighborhood Project UMSL's Neighborhood Leadership Academy offers this course on February 8th from 9-1pm outlining effective tools and strategies to secure funding for your neighborhood project. For more information click here.
How to Develop an Effective Board for Your Nonprofit Organization UMSL's Nonprofit and Leadership Management 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 informationclick here.
Brownfields grant The EPA has funds available to assist organizations with brownfield clean-up, revitalization and assessment. Deadlines for these grants are January 22, 2014. For more information click here.
Manager of Economic Development
The City of University City has an immediate opening for a manager of economic development and will be responsible for leading the economic development and revitalization efforts for the city under the community development department. For more information click here.
Healthy Communities Coordinator Beyond Housing seeks a Healthy Communities Coordinator that is responsible for developing and implementing plans to reduce childhood obesity in the Normandy School District. For more informationclick here.
Education project Coordinator Beyond Housing seeks an Education Project Coordinator to oversee education initiatives that impact students living in the Normandy School District and ensures their academic success. For more information click here.