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Saint Louis Community Builders Exchange

MARCH 20, 2013


Putting Universities to Work for Community Development

In 2006, the Carnegie Foundation defined a new classification of university—the “engaged university”—and this classification recognized that higher education is no longer taking place just on a defined campus...

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Bill Introduced to Aid Communities in Addressing Contamination and Abandonment
Senators Lautenberg, Inhofe, Crapo, and Udall introduced the BUILD Act of 2013 that will assist communities in cleaning and transforming contaminated and abandoned land. For more information click here.

Sequester Cuts Set for Missouri Housing and Community Development
The sequestration will have major implications for many federally funded programs. Cuts to housing and community development funding assisting low-income and poverty stricken individuals are estimated to be over $3 million. For more information click here.

Foreclosure Mediation Frozen in St. Louis
St. Louis Circuit Judge Robert Dierker, placed a 20 day hold on the foreclosure mediation ordinance due to perceived harm to banks and the housing market. For more information click here.

RAC to Fund Local Artists, Art Revitalize Communities
The Regional Arts Commission (RAC) surveyed local artist to determine specific demographic concentrations of artists in the St. Louis region. Feedback from the surveys led RAC to offer funds to individual artists, supporting their efforts to revitalize communities through the arts. For more information click here.

City Arch River 2013 Report to the Community Rescheduled
The City Arch River report to the community has been rescheduled for April 16. The report will discuss previously achieved goals and future goals and activities for 2013. For more informationn click here.

St. Louis County School District's Feel Pinch from 7% Drop in Property Values
St. Louis County Assessor, Jake Zimmerman, reported that there has been a 7% drop in property values in St. Louis County. Percentage decreases vary among districts. For more information click here.


EHOC Annual Fair Housing Conference
The Equal Housing and Opportunity Council of St. Louis hosts this conference at the Missouri History Museum on April 5th. The focus of this year's conference will be the cost and consequences of residential segregation and its impact on the region. For more information click here.


Understanding Current Trends to Improve Volunteer Recruiting
The UMSL Nonprofit Management and Leadership (NPML) program offers course on how the economy impacts the climate of volunteering and how to pick the right volunteers to achieve organizational goals. For more information click click here.

IRS Workshop for Small and Mid-Sized 501 (c)(3) Organization
This workshop by UMSL NPML gives 501 (c)(3)'s an opportunity to talk with representatives from the IRS about rules and regulations that directly affect their organizations. For more information click here.


Grace Hill's Workshops in Business Opportunities

April 03
2013 CBN Awards Reception

April 06
Grace Hill Health and Resource Fair

April 18
Lemay Housing Partnership Inc Tasting for Change


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!

2013 Community Development Partnership Competition
The Mutual of America Foundation has funds available for nonprofit and public or private partnerships that can demonstrate the impact of the partnership on society. For guidelines and more information click here.

Arts, Culture and Design In School Grant
The retailer Target, has funds available for programs that introduce arts and culture to elementary school children. For more information click here.

Community Engagement Coordinator
Skinker DeBaliviere Community Council is seeking a community engagement coordinator. To download the detailed job description, click here.

Income Inequality in 100 Largest American Metropolitan Cities
Metro areas with lower levels of inequality tend to have higher average incomes. Median household income ranges from an average of $69,700 in the U.S. metro areas with lowest levels of income inequality, down to $62,700 (on average) in the metro areas with the highest levels of income inequality. For the full publication click here.

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