Resource Manual

Welcome to the Community Builders Network of Metro St. Louis resource manual page. Here you will find documents and links to websites that will provide you a good starting point for understanding and dealing with issues common to community development corporations. Clicking on the categories to the right will take you to that topics resource page. As time goes by, we will continually add information and where possible provide local resources. Check back often as we add new material. These resources are alphabetically listed. Some of documents cover similar contents, but we hope that you find information in a form that best suits your needs.

We also want to thank John McClusky of the Nonprofit Management Leadership Program at the University of Missouri St. Louis and the Regional Housing and Community Development Alliance for their help in shaping and providing materials for this resource manual.

The Community Builders Network also wants to provide space for organizations to ask questions regarding community development issues and topics especially those related to current events and changes in the region. Visit the following pages to submit questions and see answers to Frequently Asked Questions:

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Research on community building helps practitioners and policy makers better understand the issues and best practices involved in improving communities. Below are links to pertinent research and publications on community building and neighborhood revitalization.

Distressed Neighborhoods Community Development Training Materials:

Middle Market Neighborhoods Community Development Training Materials