Rise Up Festival
Aug
17
2:00 PM14:00

Rise Up Festival

http://riseupfestival.org/

The Rise Up Festival is Rise Community Development’s annual one-day street festival celebration of revitalization in St. Louis. It’s their way of bringing a public face to the revitalization efforts that are helping to improve our city while at the same time giving people a reason to come out and have a good time. This event is FREE to the public!

Local music and art, food offerings from the St. Louis downtown restaurant association, local microbrews, and entertainment acts make the Rise Up Festival a unique experience for all St. Louisans.

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Trailnet Moonlight Ramble Ride
Aug
17
to Aug 18

Trailnet Moonlight Ramble Ride

The tradition continues with the 55th Annual Moonlight Ramble® so grab your bicycle and join us under the light of the moon for a bike ride adventure! The annual Moonlight Ramble® is the “World’s Original Nighttime Bike Ride” held in St. Louis, Missouri held at night near the full moon in August. Attracting thousands of riders each year, the event includes a leisurely bike ride through the streets of St. Louis, a Festival area, live entertainment, a commemorative event shirt along with with a post-ride party including snacks and drinks. The longest running endurance event in St. Louis has attracted riders for 5 decades. Some riders came as children and are now bringing their own children to the event. People come from all over the country to ride.

Shirts are limited, so register by August 1 to guarantee yours! For more click here.

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Residential Energy Code Concepts and Construction Techniques-St. Louis County - Ameren Missouri & Midwest Energy Efficiency Alliance
Aug
20
9:00 AM09:00

Residential Energy Code Concepts and Construction Techniques-St. Louis County - Ameren Missouri & Midwest Energy Efficiency Alliance

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/residential-energy-code-concepts-and-construction-techniques-st-louis-tickets-60626551648

Ameren Missouri is pleased to sponsor a series of in-person trainings to support the residential building industry as they continue to deliver healthy and resilient home to the market. Led by experts from Southface Energy Institute, in this interactive classroom-based training students will learn key building science principles, common code compliance challenges and solutions, and much more!

In this training, you’ll learn:

  • Basic building science concepts

  • Requirements in the energy code

  • How to overcome common code compliance challenges

  • Best practices and construction techniques

  • Opportunities to cut costs and improve your business

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Building an Effective Communications Plan Workshop
Aug
23
8:15 AM08:15

Building an Effective Communications Plan Workshop

Learn best practices for building and executing an effective communications plan, including developing key messages, social media strategies, and outreach various key audiences, including reporters and elected officials. This workshop will include breakout time to discuss your organization’s specific needs, so please feel free to bring existing materials you would like to discuss with a member of the team.

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/WL2ZMGS?utm_source=ActiveCampaign&utm_medium=email&utm_content=Ready+by+21+St++Louis+July+Update&utm_campaign=Rb21+July+Newsletter+2019

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Drop in Hours: Food Roof Farm with Urban Harvest STL
Aug
24
9:00 AM09:00

Drop in Hours: Food Roof Farm with Urban Harvest STL

The FOOD ROOF Farm is an active urban farm where Urban Harvest STL grows food for people who need it the most in our region. Nestled atop a building at the corner of Delmar and 14th Street, our mission-minded oasis welcomes people to engage in and celebrate food justice, agriculture and nutrition programming amidst bustling farm rows, bubbling hydroponic towers and a thriving living wall.

You’re welcome to get your hands dirty as a volunteer or simply take in the flourishing farm and views of downtown St. Louis. Bring a book or a cup of coffee and sit at our community table, take a stroll between the raised beds, or participate in weekly programming and discussions. We want you to share in and enjoy our community space! 

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Youth Empowerment Summit (YES)
Aug
24
12:00 PM12:00

Youth Empowerment Summit (YES)

A collaboration of St. Louis youth organizations invites teens (13-19 years old) to an afternoon of interactive, strengths-based leadership training and formulation of action-oriented policy recommendations. Participants will leave empowered with the skills, knowledge, and confidence to make positive changes in their schools, communities, and organizations.

https://gallery.mailchimp.com/e67d65497493bce20135e86f0/files/2ffd39fa-0c5e-44db-85d1-3cc6afb4eb80/2019_YES_Save_the_Date.pdf

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CDC Summit 2019: Connecting Placemakers to Policies and Practices Making a Difference
Aug
27
8:00 AM08:00

CDC Summit 2019: Connecting Placemakers to Policies and Practices Making a Difference

The Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis invites you to attend Connecting Placemakers to Policies and Practices Making a Difference, a summit for community development corporations (CDCs) and their partners, on Tuesday, Aug. 27 at the St. Louis Fed. 

This multi-state summit will bring together regional CDC practitioners, and their community partners to learn about and discuss evidence-based solutions creating opportunities for low- to moderate-income neighborhoods such as: 

· creating access to quality affordable housing;

· expanding economic activity in commercial corridors;

· increasing employment opportunities;

· building community wealth; and 

· attracting funding from banks, foundations and other funders.

The day-long gathering will offer sessions in different formats including plenaries, keynotes, breakout sessions and peer exchanges. Each session has been designed to offer a unique opportunity to engage with the content of the summit and with other attendees. 

There will be a welcome reception at the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis on Monday, Aug. 26 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. CT that you are invited to attend.

https://events.stlouisfed.org/event/963f25e3-d6ee-49a3-8c3c-26f6953b9513/summary

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Nuisance Abatement and Evictions Landlord Training with Tower Grove CDC
Aug
27
6:30 PM18:30

Nuisance Abatement and Evictions Landlord Training with Tower Grove CDC

At this event, you will learn management practices for avoiding nuisance and evictions.  Nuisance is an act or physical condition which is detrimental to the safety, welfare, or convenience of the inhabitants of the city (see Nuisance Ordinance #68535).  St. Louis city counselor, Susan Phelps, will outline the role of the City's Problem Property team for abating nuisance.  Learn from Brightside rep, Rachel Greathouse, how to deal with trash left behind after a move-out. Attorney Julie Ostrom, who specializes in real estate matters, will explain the different types of evictions and what to expect during the eviction process.  

The 2019 Landlord Training is a Northside-Southside Collaboration between North Newstead Association and Tower Grove Neighborhoods CDC. This FREE training is open to all landlords, property managers, developers, and interested parties.

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/landlord-training-nuisance-abatement-and-evictions-tickets-66525803469


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CBN Civic Capacity Building Committee Meeting
Aug
28
12:00 PM12:00

CBN Civic Capacity Building Committee Meeting

https://www.communitybuildersstl.org/committee-members/#civic-cap

CBN’s Civic Capacity Building Committee defines and charts the direction of CBN initiatives regarding systems impacting community development. This group is made up of CBN members and supporters who can lend expertise and/or resources related to civic capacity building, policy, and advocacy. The Committee meets six times per year and is chaired by two CBN members.

Location TBD.

Please contact Gary at gary@communitybuildersstl.org to RSVP if you’re interested in attending this meeting.

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SPEAC Committee Meeting
Aug
28
2:30 PM14:30

SPEAC Committee Meeting

The Social Policy & Electoral Accountability Collaborative (SPEAC) is a group of leading St. Louis area organizations that are striving to hold elected officials accountable to the communities they represent—or are seeking to represent—both prior to an election and afterward.

Location TBD.

Please contact Gary at gary@communitybuildersstl.org to RSVP if you’re interested in attending this meeting.

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Drop in Hours: Food Roof Farm with Urban Harvest STL
Aug
31
9:00 AM09:00

Drop in Hours: Food Roof Farm with Urban Harvest STL

The FOOD ROOF Farm is an active urban farm where Urban Harvest STL grows food for people who need it the most in our region. Nestled atop a building at the corner of Delmar and 14th Street, our mission-minded oasis welcomes people to engage in and celebrate food justice, agriculture and nutrition programming amidst bustling farm rows, bubbling hydroponic towers and a thriving living wall.

You’re welcome to get your hands dirty as a volunteer or simply take in the flourishing farm and views of downtown St. Louis. Bring a book or a cup of coffee and sit at our community table, take a stroll between the raised beds, or participate in weekly programming and discussions. We want you to share in and enjoy our community space! 

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St. Louis County CDBG Technical Assistance Workshop
Sep
4
9:00 AM09:00

St. Louis County CDBG Technical Assistance Workshop

https://signup.com/go/PPFyMEX

The St. Louis County Office of Community Development will be holding a CDBG Technical Assistance Workshop on September 4th, 2019. This event is intended for nonprofits and County departments that are planning to apply for CDBG funds during our upcoming application period, which opens September 3rd. For more details and to register, click the link above.

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2nd Annual Northside Trap Run
Sep
7
7:00 AM07:00

2nd Annual Northside Trap Run

https://traprunstl.com/

The Northside Trap Run is St. Louis' first hip-hop themed 1 mile walk, 5K walk/run & festival aimed at empowering North St. Louis neighborhoods and unifying grassroots, civic, educational, commercial and residential efforts to bridge the city's north-south divide.

The family-friendly event is hosted by Young Friends of the Ville, a board committee of Northside Community Housing, Inc.

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Gateway Greening Demonstration Garden Volunteer Orientation
Sep
7
10:00 AM10:00

Gateway Greening Demonstration Garden Volunteer Orientation

  • 3841 Bell Avenue St. Louis, MO United States (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

https://www.facebook.com/events/267319320641112/?event_time_id=267319343974443

Gain garden maintenance and upkeep experience alongside knowledgeable Gateway Greening Staff, Master Gardeners, and Urban Agriculture enthusiasts as a Demonstration Garden volunteer!

Please email volunteer@gatewaygreening.org to RSVP or ask questions!

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Building Buy-in Workshop with Ready by 21
Sep
12
9:00 AM09:00

Building Buy-in Workshop with Ready by 21

  • United Way of Greater St. Louis (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

We often spend a lot of time focusing on the quality of a solution/project and little to no time thinking about how to ensure the idea/change is adopted. This can lead to a great idea having less of an impact than we thought. In this training, we will teach you how to build buy-in with the individuals involved with a change to help you ensure a successful adoption. Come with a project in mind and you will walk away with a plan to help your change strategy.

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/QW7RH8K?utm_source=ActiveCampaign&utm_medium=email&utm_content=Ready+by+21+St++Louis+July+Update&utm_campaign=Rb21+July+Newsletter+2019

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UMSL Using Data to Inform Decisions and Plans Workshop
Sep
12
1:00 PM13:00

UMSL Using Data to Inform Decisions and Plans Workshop

People who lead programs, teams, departments or organizations are frequently charged with making difficult decisions based on incomplete information. This workshop will draw from evaluative thinking, performance management, strategic planning, and quality improvement techniques to encourage and equip nonprofit professionals to: 1) identify the data they need and 2) to share it and use it to make fact-based decisions and manageable and measurable plans.

https://mimh.configio.com/pd/1737/using-data-to-inform-decisions-and-plans

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Doorways BYOB Trivia Night
Sep
14
6:00 PM18:00

Doorways BYOB Trivia Night

BYOBee is a trivia fundraiser to benefit DOORWAYS. With 8 rounds of novelty jargon and themed vocabulary, test your knowledge of trivia and some spelling as you support sustainable housing for those affected by HIV/AIDS. BYOBee is sponsored by DOORWAYS Friends In Deed. You won't Beelieve the fun you'll have! 

All proceeds go to help much-needed Housing, Health, and Hope for those in our community, so grab your queen or your honey and join us. Reserve your seats today!

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Brown Smith Wallace NPO Speaker Series: Busting Burnout While Preventing Compassion Fatigue
Sep
18
7:15 AM07:15

Brown Smith Wallace NPO Speaker Series: Busting Burnout While Preventing Compassion Fatigue

Can you recognize when your employees exhibit burnout symptoms? Are there signs of compassion fatigue throughout your team? Join us for our NPO Speaker Series event, “Busting Burnout and Combating Compassion Fatigue.” Connie Fisher, Director of Mental Health Promotion at Mental Health America of Eastern Missouri, will share tips on how to recognize stress, manage burnout and combat compassion fatigue in your NPO employees.

https://www.bswllc.com/events-npo-speaker-series-september-18

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Data Organization & Analysis Basics Workshop with Ready by 21
Sep
19
8:15 AM08:15

Data Organization & Analysis Basics Workshop with Ready by 21

  • United Way of Greater St. Louis (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Ready by 21 Foundational Teams are hosting free capacity-building workshops. This workshop is for anyone who collects data, maintains data, or uses data to make decisions in their work. You don’t have to be a full-time “data person!” This hands-on training will lead participants through using Excel to organize data and maintain useful datasets that support analysis. Participants will practice with sample data and then work with their own data and get support from experts.

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/QCZPW6J?utm_source=ActiveCampaign&utm_medium=email&utm_content=Ready+by+21+St++Louis+July+Update&utm_campaign=Rb21+July+Newsletter+2019

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Trailnet Ride the Rivers Century
Sep
21
6:30 AM06:30

Trailnet Ride the Rivers Century

  • 1650 Beale Street St. Louis, MO United States (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Trailnet’s classic 100 mile ride now in it’s 15th year is the only century ride in North America (or possibly the world) with two different ferry crossings. The metric century has three ferry crossings! In addition to one of the most scenic rides in the Midwest, you’ll receive your choice of commemorative socks or a patch plus a delicious, customized lunch. The route features five rest stops–each with their own unique snacks. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to meet some of the coolest people around and see some of the area’s most beautiful scenery! And don’t forget the victory party held after the ride with free beer, live music and lots of food for purchase.

https://trailnet.org/calendar/2019-ride-the-rivers/

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6th Annual South Grand Fall Fest
Sep
21
11:00 AM11:00

6th Annual South Grand Fall Fest

South Grand Fall Fest includes more than 70 retail vendors and community organizations. Businesses located will offer varying specials, discounts and entertainment. Craft activities and games will be provided as well as 11 Female local performers and bands will perform in the Ritz Park.

http://southgrand.org/events/

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Trivia & Chill: Rise Young Professionals Trivia Night
Sep
21
5:30 PM17:30

Trivia & Chill: Rise Young Professionals Trivia Night

Join the Rise Young Professionals for a Trivia Night! This year's theme is Trivia & Chill. Participants are encouraged to decorate their table and/or dress up as their favorite Netflix/HBO/Hulu shows and characters! Come out, bring your friends, bring food and libations, have a great time, and help Rise build stronger, more equitable St. Louis area neighborhoods.
$30/seat or $300/table of 10. The price of admission includes valet parking, beer, and participation in trivia. All proceeds benefit Rise Community Development. Thank you for your support!

https://risestl.networkforgood.com/events/14144-2019-rise-yp-trivia-night?fbclid=IwAR0fckks45eifpSZhuebZugYwwxmmVrZtKVrpzOLIPIu7CLNRjj6y6vEcCk

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Brown Smith Wallace NPO Speaker Series: Busting Burnout While Preventing Compassion Fatigue
Sep
25
7:15 AM07:15

Brown Smith Wallace NPO Speaker Series: Busting Burnout While Preventing Compassion Fatigue

Can you recognize when your employees exhibit burnout symptoms? Are there signs of compassion fatigue throughout your team? Join us for our NPO Speaker Series event, “Busting Burnout and Combating Compassion Fatigue.” Connie Fisher, Director of Mental Health Promotion at Mental Health America of Eastern Missouri, will share tips on how to recognize stress, manage burnout and combat compassion fatigue in your NPO employees.

https://www.bswllc.com/events-npo-speaker-series-september-18

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SPEAC Committee Meeting
Sep
25
2:30 PM14:30

SPEAC Committee Meeting

The Social Policy & Electoral Accountability Collaborative (SPEAC) is a group of leading St. Louis area organizations that are striving to hold elected officials accountable to the communities they represent—or are seeking to represent—both prior to an election and afterward.

Location TBD.

Please contact Gary at gary@communitybuildersstl.org to RSVP if you’re interested in attending this meeting.

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Celebrating Collaboration & Building Community in the Metro East
Sep
26
11:30 AM11:30

Celebrating Collaboration & Building Community in the Metro East

  • First United Presbyterian Church (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

The Metro East Coalition of community builders is hosting an event this fall to bring together organizations working to create vibrant, engaged, and equitable neighborhoods in Madison & St. Clair counties!

Join community leaders from all backgrounds in the Metro East to celebrate partnerships in our region, to learn best practices, and to commit ourselves to building new collaborations.

Cost: Free (lunch included)

Make sure to RSVP in advance:

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/celebrating-collaboration-building-community-in-the-metro-east-tickets-66969460459

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CBN Civic Capacity Building Committee Meeting
Oct
16
12:00 PM12:00

CBN Civic Capacity Building Committee Meeting

https://www.communitybuildersstl.org/committee-members/#civic-cap

CBN’s Civic Capacity Building Committee defines and charts the direction of CBN initiatives regarding systems impacting community development. This group is made up of CBN members and supporters who can lend expertise and/or resources related to civic capacity building, policy, and advocacy. The Committee meets six times per year and is chaired by two CBN members.

Please contact Gary at gary@communitybuildersstl.org to RSVP if you’re interested in attending this meeting.

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Housing Matters! Conference with Housing Action Illinois
Oct
24
to Oct 25

Housing Matters! Conference with Housing Action Illinois

  • DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Bloomington (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Each year, Housing Action Illinois brings together hundreds of housing practitioners and advocates from across the state for our annual Housing Matters!  conference. Participants get updates on the latest issues in housing from leaders in the field, learn best practices, and network. Together, we build expertise, experience, and the capacity to make our communities better.

Register by Friday, August 16 to save $50 with the early bird rate!

https://housingactionil.salsalabs.org/2019conference/index.html?eType=EmailBlastContent&eId=fa0df254-9d95-460d-877d-4952c5ed4392

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SLACO Blues Off Grand
Nov
9
10:30 AM10:30

SLACO Blues Off Grand

SLACO, in partnership with the St. Louis Blues Society, and the National Blues Museum, presents a celebration of St. Louis’s place in the great blues tradition. November 9th in the beautiful Grandel Theatre, come enjoy the finest local and national Blues acts in concert while supporting your favorite nonprofit community organization.

http://slaco-mo.org/event/save-the-date-blues-off-grand/

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CBN Organizational Capacity Building Committee Meeting
Nov
12
11:30 AM11:30

CBN Organizational Capacity Building Committee Meeting

https://www.communitybuildersstl.org/committee-members/#org-cap

CBN’s Organizational Capacity Building Committee defines and charts the direction of CBN’s capacity building initiatives. This group is made up of CBN members and supporters who can lend expertise and/or resources related to organizational capacity building for place-based nonprofits. The Committee meets six times per year and is chaired by two CBN members.

Please contact Jenny at jenny@communitybuildersstl.org to RSVP if you’re interested in attending this meeting.

Location TBD.

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2019 GPRO Operations & Maintenance Essentials Training (U.S. Green Building Council - Missouri Chapter)
Nov
14
to Nov 15

2019 GPRO Operations & Maintenance Essentials Training (U.S. Green Building Council - Missouri Chapter)

  • Missouri Botanical Garden's Commerce Bank Center for Science Education, Room 126-127 (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Efficient operations and smart maintenance in buildings not only reduce operating costs by 20-50%, but increase occupancy rates and tenant satisfaction. Green Professional Building Skills Training (GPRO) Operations + Maintenance Essentials is a two day course that provides building professionals with strategies to improve efficiency, comfort, and health in our existing buildings. Participants leave with at least three immediately actionable measures and the next steps needed to achieve them.

http://www.usgbc-mogateway.org/2019/02/2019-gpro-operations-maintenance-essentials-training/

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Drop in Hours: Food Roof Farm with Urban Harvest STL
Aug
17
9:00 AM09:00

Drop in Hours: Food Roof Farm with Urban Harvest STL

The FOOD ROOF Farm is an active urban farm where Urban Harvest STL grows food for people who need it the most in our region. Nestled atop a building at the corner of Delmar and 14th Street, our mission-minded oasis welcomes people to engage in and celebrate food justice, agriculture and nutrition programming amidst bustling farm rows, bubbling hydroponic towers and a thriving living wall.

You’re welcome to get your hands dirty as a volunteer or simply take in the flourishing farm and views of downtown St. Louis. Bring a book or a cup of coffee and sit at our community table, take a stroll between the raised beds, or participate in weekly programming and discussions. We want you to share in and enjoy our community space! 

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St. Louis City Consolidated Plan Public Meetings
Aug
15
6:00 PM18:00

St. Louis City Consolidated Plan Public Meetings

The City of St. Louis is seeking input from City of St. Louis residents. Come to the public meeting to comment on the 2020 - 2024 Consolidated Plan. This plan is how the City applies for, receives, and distributes funding from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) for four programs: Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), HOME Investment Partnership (HOME), Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS (HOPWA) and Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG) programs.

Over the next five years, the City of St. Louis can receive up to $100 million in HUD funding. Your responses to this survey will help the City set its priorities around housing, public improvements, economic development, and other essential services.

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Citizen Participation Plan Public Hearing with CDA and the City of St. Louis
Aug
15
5:30 PM17:30

Citizen Participation Plan Public Hearing with CDA and the City of St. Louis

  • Community Development Administration (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

The City of St. Louis and the Community Development Administration are soliciting comments on its draft Substantial Amendment and on a revised Citizen Participation Plan. The purpose of this hearing is to solicit public comments pertaining to the 2018 CAPER prior to its submission to HUD.

Specifically, CDA proposes amending its Citizen Participation Plan to reflect current project timelines for the release of its Five-Year Consolidated Plan and its Annual Action Plan. In addition, CDA proposes to reprogram Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funding allocated and unspent in previous funding years in the amount of $3,505,279.21. It is part of the Consolidated Planning process, which is a pre-requisite to receiving funding allocations from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) for the following programs: Community Development Block Grant, HOME Investment Partnership, Emergency Solutions Grant, and Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS.

The 2019 Substantial Amendment and amended Citizen Participation Plan will be available in draft form for review by any interested citizen prior to submission to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development on July 31, 2019 at the City of St. Louis Central Library located at 1301 Olive Street.  The draft documents will also be available for review at the offices of the Community Development Administration located at 1520 Market Street, Suite 2000. Copies of the may be downloaded from the City of St. Louis website at https://www.stlouis-mo.gov/government/departments/community-development/documents/index.cfm.

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St. Louis City Consolidated Plan Public Meetings
Aug
14
6:00 PM18:00

St. Louis City Consolidated Plan Public Meetings

The City of St. Louis is seeking input from City of St. Louis residents. Come to the public meeting to comment on the 2020 - 2024 Consolidated Plan. This plan is how the City applies for, receives, and distributes funding from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) for four programs: Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), HOME Investment Partnership (HOME), Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS (HOPWA) and Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG) programs.

Over the next five years, the City of St. Louis can receive up to $100 million in HUD funding. Your responses to this survey will help the City set its priorities around housing, public improvements, economic development, and other essential services.

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Access to Health Care Community Conversation
Aug
13
6:30 PM18:30

Access to Health Care Community Conversation

Come share your experience accessing health care in St. Louis!

Together with Alive & Well Communities & the St. Louis Association of Community Organizations (SLACO), the St. Louis Regional Health Commission invites you to a community conversation about access to health care.

Childcare available & dinner provided. All attendees will be entered into a raffle.

Cost: FREE

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/access-to-health-care-community-conversations-tickets-63983390042

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St. Louis City Consolidated Plan Public Meetings
Aug
12
6:00 PM18:00

St. Louis City Consolidated Plan Public Meetings

The City of St. Louis is seeking input from City of St. Louis residents. Come to the public meeting to comment on the 2020 - 2024 Consolidated Plan. This plan is how the City applies for, receives, and distributes funding from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) for four programs: Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), HOME Investment Partnership (HOME), Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS (HOPWA) and Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG) programs.

Over the next five years, the City of St. Louis can receive up to $100 million in HUD funding. Your responses to this survey will help the City set its priorities around housing, public improvements, economic development, and other essential services.

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Gateway Greening Demonstration Garden Volunteer Orientation
Aug
10
10:00 AM10:00

Gateway Greening Demonstration Garden Volunteer Orientation

https://www.facebook.com/events/267319320641112/?event_time_id=267319343974443

Gain garden maintenance and upkeep experience alongside knowledgeable Gateway Greening Staff, Master Gardeners, and Urban Agriculture enthusiasts as a Demonstration Garden volunteer!

Please email volunteer@gatewaygreening.org to RSVP or ask questions!

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Drop in Hours: Food Roof Farm with Urban Harvest STL
Aug
10
9:00 AM09:00

Drop in Hours: Food Roof Farm with Urban Harvest STL

The FOOD ROOF Farm is an active urban farm where Urban Harvest STL grows food for people who need it the most in our region. Nestled atop a building at the corner of Delmar and 14th Street, our mission-minded oasis welcomes people to engage in and celebrate food justice, agriculture and nutrition programming amidst bustling farm rows, bubbling hydroponic towers and a thriving living wall.

You’re welcome to get your hands dirty as a volunteer or simply take in the flourishing farm and views of downtown St. Louis. Bring a book or a cup of coffee and sit at our community table, take a stroll between the raised beds, or participate in weekly programming and discussions. We want you to share in and enjoy our community space! 

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Clean Up to Green Up the Hodiamont Tracks
Aug
10
9:00 AM09:00

Clean Up to Green Up the Hodiamont Tracks

Residents of the North Central Special Business District invite you to come help green up the Hodiamont tracks. The Hodiamont tracks cover a 3.5 mile corridor from Grand Center on the east, north along Spring Street, then west along the former streetcar right-of-way just north of Enright Avenue. Volunteers should meet at Lane Tabernacle CME Church.

Make sure to register for the clean up day.

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/clean-up-to-green-up-the-hodiamont-tracks-tickets-64325848344

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Michael Brown Memorial Welcome
Aug
9
8:30 AM08:30

Michael Brown Memorial Welcome

  • Ferguson Community Empowerment Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

https://www.facebook.com/events/818865728509787/

This August 9th, HomeGrown STL and Forward Through Ferguson are honoring the life of Michael Brown, Jr. through hosting a morning Welcome at the Ferguson Community Empowerment Center from 8:30 AM to 11 AM, in support of the Chosen for Change Foundation’s schedule of events. The Welcome includes complimentary coffee, light breakfast, and an informal meet and greet with Brandon Anderson, who lost his partner to police violence in 2007 and has since launched Raheem, the independent service for reporting police misconduct in the United States. HomeGrown STL is supporting the expansion of Raheem to the St. Louis region over the coming weeks and we invite you to learn about the service from Mr. Anderson.

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St. Louis City CDA Round Table Discussion
Aug
8
3:00 PM15:00

St. Louis City CDA Round Table Discussion

https://www.stlouis-mo.gov/government/departments/community-development/cda-workshops-and-training-sessions.cfm

Please join CDA as they host a round table discussion with four developers/general contractors familiar with CDA and the NOFA process. Each of the participants has been awarded CDA funding in the past through a NOFA round.

Discover lessons learned, successes and best practices for a successful CDA development project. 

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2019 GPRO Operations & Maintenance Essentials Training (U.S. Green Building Council - Missouri Chapter)
Aug
8
to Aug 9

2019 GPRO Operations & Maintenance Essentials Training (U.S. Green Building Council - Missouri Chapter)

  • Missouri Botanical Garden's Commerce Bank Center for Science Education, Room 126-127 (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Efficient operations and smart maintenance in buildings not only reduce operating costs by 20-50%, but increase occupancy rates and tenant satisfaction. Green Professional Building Skills Training (GPRO) Operations + Maintenance Essentials is a two day course that provides building professionals with strategies to improve efficiency, comfort, and health in our existing buildings. Participants leave with at least three immediately actionable measures and the next steps needed to achieve them.

http://www.usgbc-mogateway.org/2019/02/2019-gpro-operations-maintenance-essentials-training/

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St. Louis City Consolidated Plan Public Meetings
Aug
7
6:00 PM18:00

St. Louis City Consolidated Plan Public Meetings

The City of St. Louis is seeking input from City of St. Louis residents. Come to the public meeting to comment on the 2020 - 2024 Consolidated Plan. This plan is how the City applies for, receives, and distributes funding from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) for four programs: Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), HOME Investment Partnership (HOME), Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS (HOPWA) and Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG) programs.

Over the next five years, the City of St. Louis can receive up to $100 million in HUD funding. Your responses to this survey will help the City set its priorities around housing, public improvements, economic development, and other essential services.

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Access to Health Care Community Conversations
Aug
6
6:30 PM18:30

Access to Health Care Community Conversations

Come share your experience accessing health care in St. Louis!

Together with Alive & Well Communities & the St. Louis Association of Community Organizations (SLACO), the St. Louis Regional Health Commission invites you to a community conversation about access to health care.

Childcare available & dinner provided. All attendees will be entered into a raffle.

Cost: FREE

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/access-to-health-care-community-conversations-tickets-63983390042

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Public Hearing with Missouri Housing Development Commission for 2019 QAP
Aug
6
6:00 PM18:00

Public Hearing with Missouri Housing Development Commission for 2019 QAP

The Missouri Housing Development Commission (MHDC) will hold a public hearing on modifications to the Qualified Allocation Plan (QAP) for administration of Low Income Housing Tax Credits.

Summary of changes to QAP: http://www.mhdc.com/notices/ph/BPC-2019-Draft-QAP-ud.pdf

2019 QAP Hearing Notice: http://www.mhdc.com/notices/ph/qap/2019/2019%20QAP%20Public%20Hearings%20-%20Web.pdf

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Flyover Open Mic Night
Aug
4
9:00 PM21:00

Flyover Open Mic Night

Flyover Comedy Festival is starting an open mic! Join us at 9 p.m. the first Sunday of each month at HandleBar in The Grove for The Flyover Open Mic, a free stand-up comedy open mic hosted by Helium Comedy Club's Funniest Person in Saint Louis 2018, Tina Dybal!

http://calendar.thegrovestl.com/events/2019/1/6/the-flyover-open-mic

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West Side Street Feast with Wellston Loop Community Development Corporation
Aug
3
1:00 PM13:00

West Side Street Feast with Wellston Loop Community Development Corporation

  • 1514 Hodiamont Avenue St. Louis, MO United States (map)
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The Street Feast is a community festival/back to school event with entertainment by the Story Stitchers (a youth artist collective). Pick the City UP tour focuses on: unity, gun violence prevention, good nutrition, and anti-bullying. Performances will include spoken word, dance, vocals, and rap.
Vendors will be geared towards health, fresh foods, economic development, financial education/empowerment, and cultural enrichment. Family friendly!

https://www.facebook.com/events/2188728064571794/

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Drop in Hours: Food Roof Farm with Urban Harvest STL
Aug
3
9:00 AM09:00

Drop in Hours: Food Roof Farm with Urban Harvest STL

The FOOD ROOF Farm is an active urban farm where Urban Harvest STL grows food for people who need it the most in our region. Nestled atop a building at the corner of Delmar and 14th Street, our mission-minded oasis welcomes people to engage in and celebrate food justice, agriculture and nutrition programming amidst bustling farm rows, bubbling hydroponic towers and a thriving living wall.

You’re welcome to get your hands dirty as a volunteer or simply take in the flourishing farm and views of downtown St. Louis. Bring a book or a cup of coffee and sit at our community table, take a stroll between the raised beds, or participate in weekly programming and discussions. We want you to share in and enjoy our community space! 

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"Parole to Payroll" Weekly Employment Workshop
Aug
1
5:00 PM17:00

"Parole to Payroll" Weekly Employment Workshop

Weekly Reentry Employment Workshops that can help you master the following:

  • Successful job search techniques

  • Reverse your thinking traps

  • Resume and Interviewing skills

  • Answering the “BIG” questions

  • Going from Ex-Offender to Excellent Employee

After completion of this workshop, jobseekers will receive one-on-one assistance in locating job leads. Bus tickets available. CLASS SIZES ARE LIMITED! To register please call 314-446-4431 or314-863-0015 Ext. 720

http://www.caastlc.org/wpsite/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/Parole-to-Payroll-Full-Page.pdf

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St. Louis City CDA - "Building a Successful Development Team"
Aug
1
3:00 PM15:00

St. Louis City CDA - "Building a Successful Development Team"

https://www.stlouis-mo.gov/government/departments/community-development/cda-workshops-and-training-sessions.cfm

Please join CDA for a workshop designed to assist developers in building a team for a successful CDA project. Speakers representing banks, insurance, title, architecture, historic consulting and disbursing will be available to provide insight into their professions and answer questions.

Cost: Free

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St. Louis CDA CDBG Funding Workshop
Aug
1
9:00 AM09:00

St. Louis CDA CDBG Funding Workshop

  • 1520 Market Street Suite 2000 St. Louis, MO United States (map)
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On August 1st, CDA will begin hosting workshops for the 2020 CDBG RFP as well as training for the Electronic Grants Administration & Management System (EGRAMS).

https://www.stlouis-mo.gov/government/departments/community-development/cdbg/2020-cdbg-funding-cycle-non-housing-production.cfm

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Community Reinvestment Act/Investment Connection Workshop with the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis
Aug
1
8:30 AM08:30

Community Reinvestment Act/Investment Connection Workshop with the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis

The Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis is hosting a Community Reinvestment Act (CRA)/Investment Connection Program (ICP) in St. Louis on Thursday, August 1. Workshop participants will receive information on CRA-eligible community activities and tools to effectively collaborate with financial institutions. The workshop also highlights cross-sector collaboration among financial institutions, foundations, funders, and community development organizations.

In addition to highlighting successful CRA and cross-sector partnerships, the workshop provides an opportunity to learn about the ICP, the 2019 Request for Proposal process, and the live-pitch event. Past program outcomes and success stories also will be shared at this event.

Participation in this event is free; however, registration is required by Monday, July 22. Breakfast and lunch will be provided.

https://web.cvent.com/event/4f47aa04-ee46-4d25-a295-4610aacac36a/summary

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West End Plan Storytelling Session with Cornerstone STL
Jul
30
6:30 PM18:30

West End Plan Storytelling Session with Cornerstone STL

The steering committee of the West End Plan invites you to attend the listening/storytelling session for the community plan in West End and Visitation Park! This listening session is for residents to share their hopes and concerns about the West End Planning.

Learn more at https://westendplan.org/event/listening-session/

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