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Saint Louis Community Builders Exchange

September 4, 2013


The regional/Local Dance

By Kimberly Burnett, Consultant, Nonresident Fellow with the Brookings Metropolitan Policy Program

We have built and rebuilt a lot of housing, but we didn’t necessarily lift people substantially out of poverty. 

For the full article click here

Potluck PAC Encourages Community engagement for New Political Initiatives 
PAC Potlucks are a first of its kind in the St. Louis region which allows individuals in any given community the opportunity to submit proposals or initiatives that will better serve their communities and need political support. For the full story click here.  

EWG calls for 2013 Outstanding Local government Achievement award nominations
East West Gateway is looking for nominations for outstanding municipalities, counties, special purpose initiatives and/or school district officials that exemplify innovation and leadership in the St. Louis region.  To learn more about the categories, criteria and how to nominate, click here. 

Washington University releases brief on the health and Wellness of african Americans in the St. louis region
Dr. Jason Purnell, PhD, MPH, at Washington University produced a study on the impact of economic and educational investments in low-to-moderate income communities and the rippling effect it has on health and life outcomes. For the full story click here and here.

GRG to host Stakeholders meeting for CityArchRiver 2015 Construction bidding 
Great Rivers Greenway has invited DBE/MBE organizations and leaders to discuss the planning and the bidding process for construction of the CityArchRiver 2015 project. For the full story click here.

St. Louis County releases the 2013 Strategic Plan draft
St. Louis County has released a draft of it's strategic plan entitled, "Imagining Tomorrow for St. Louis County." The draft was approved by the St. Louis County Planning Council which includes recommendations from community and civic leaders, local officials, nonprofits and academics. For full draft plan click here. 


What's Working in Community Development?
Gateway Center for Giving, Greater Saint Louis Community Foundation, and UMSL hosts this seminar on September 13th from 9-10:30am at UMSL at Grand Center (3651 Olive Street). David Erickson, author of Investing in What Works in America's Communities will be the guest speaker for this event.  To register click here.

Solutions 2013
The Center for Housing Policy and partners are holding this national conference on state and local housing policy September 16-18. For more information click here

Neighborhood Change in St. Louis 1970-2010
Todd Swanstrom, Des Lee Professor at UMSL, and Hank Webber, Executive Vice Chancellor at WUSTL, present on their analysis of neighborhood change in St. Louis at the Missouri History Museum on October 10th at 7pm.


Affordable Housing and Mixed Income Community Management
Washington University's Brown School of Social Work in partnership with NeighborWorks America hosts this course on October 4-5 and October 8-9 discussing best practices in operating mixed-income housing communities. For more information click here.

Chancellors Certificate in Volunteer Management
UMSL's Nonprofit Management and Leadership Program offers this certificate on September 19th from 9-4pm. The certificate program will cover measuring volunteerism, volunteer engagement and the start-up process for evaluation.  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.

Employee Termination for Nonprofits 
UMSL's Nonprofit Management and Leadership Program offers this training on October 24 from 3-5pm, discussing best practices and legal issues in employee termination. For more information click here.
Community Development Academy
These 5 day courses offered by the University of Missouri Extension Community Development Program provide attendees a chance to practice skills important for engaging residents around a common future for community development to take place. For more information click here




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!

Service coordinators in Multifamily Housing 
HUD has funds available for obtaining and supporting service coordinators of assisting housing properties for elderly and non-elderly individuals with disabilities. The deadline for these funds is October 16th.  For more information click here.

Kresge Arts and Culture Grant
The Kresge Foundation seeks to fund organizations that plan to integrate arts and culture into community revitalizing efforts such as Transit Oriented Development and public green spaces.  For more information click here.

Great Rivers Greenway Grant
Great Rivers Greenway is accepting applications to fund community events and programming involving the region's greenways.  The online application deadline is September 29.  For more information click here.

Community Development Coordinator
The Missouri Main Street Connection organization has an opening for a community development coordinator to assist with sharing knowledge and tools to revitalize community's downtown districts. For more information click here.

Office Manager
Lemay Housing Partnership seeks an office manager to oversee the organizations office operation and financial activities. For more information click here.

Early Childhood resource Coordinator
Beyond Housing seeks an early childhood resource coordinator to partner, plan, archive and facilitate with surrounding agencies to achieve school readiness among the early childhood families in the Normandy School District.  For more information click here.

Residential Mobility and neighborhood Change
Claudia Coulton of Case Western Reserve University and Brett Theodos and Margery Turner of the Urban Institute discuss the impact of residential mobility on communities and their residents. Data is from the Casey Foundation's Making Connections initiative. To read the research report click here.
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