Stabilization, Maintenance & Demolition Working Group
Oct
15
11:00 AM11:00

Stabilization, Maintenance & Demolition Working Group

Regular Meeting of the Stabilization, Maintenance and Demolition Working Group, one of six working groups in the Vacancy Collaborative.

Meets once a month at UMSL at Grand Center 3651 Olive St, St. Louis, MO 63108, USA.

Contact ginnl@stlouis-mo.gov for more information.

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West End Community Planning Meeting #3
Oct
15
6:00 PM18:00

West End Community Planning Meeting #3

https://westendplan.org/

Residents of the West End & Visitation Park neighborhoods are invited to join your neighbors as the Planning Team leads a discussion around neighborhood priorities. They need you to help determine what these priorities should be.

The team will use an INTERACTIVE POLLING SYSTEM to gain your input in real time, allowing you to see how your neighbors feel about a specific concern such as housing, crime, safety, seniors, youth, health, parks, walkability, etc.

Childcare and refreshments will be available. For more information, visit the link above or text westendplanstl to 77222.

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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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Citizen Brown: Race, Democracy and Inequality in the St. Louis Suburbs
Oct
16
4:30 PM16:30

Citizen Brown: Race, Democracy and Inequality in the St. Louis Suburbs

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/citizen-brown-race-democracy-and-inequality-in-the-st-louis-suburbs-tickets-73004054091

RSVP required. Please see the link above for more information.

Dr. Gordon, author of Mapping Decline, has a new book, Citizen Brown: Race, Democracy and Inequality in the St. Louis Suburbs. On October 16thhe will discuss his new book which explores the "erasure" of black communities, such as Elmwood Park and Meacham Park, and how segregation and fragmented governance in the suburbs of St. Louis have undermined democratic citizenship. His talk will be followed by a community response panel and audience Q & A. Please also join for a reception from 6:00 -7:00 pm.

Community Response Panel Participants: David Dwight (Forward Through Ferguson), Lisa Clancy (St. Louis County Council), and Erica Williams (Red Circle)

Sponsored by: Forward Through Ferguson, the Community Innovation and Action Center, the Des Lee Professor of Community Collaboration and Public Policy Administration, and Creating Whole Communities

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Creative Placemaking & Real Estate Development
Oct
16
5:00 PM17:00

Creative Placemaking & Real Estate Development

https://stlouis.uli.org/events/detail/0FDC0EA9-AD82-4210-9267-7F5707F1B404/

Registration required. Please see the link above for more information.

Creative placemaking animates public and private spaces, rejuvenates structures and streetscapes, improves local business viability and public safety, and brings diverse people together. When artistic interventions make spaces more livable, they add value to real estate and help worker retention.

Join ULI St. Louis October 16 to discuss the intentional intersection of arts and real estate development. Artists and developers will discuss the activation of spaces, the engagement of community, and the business case that supports the developers investment in creative placemaking.

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Vacancy Prevention Working Group- Oct 17
Oct
17
4:00 PM16:00

Vacancy Prevention Working Group- Oct 17

  • Legal Services of Eastern Missouri (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Regular meeting of the Vacancy Prevention Working Group, one of six working groups of the Vacancy Collaborative.

Meets once a month on Thursdays from 4:00 - 5:30pm at Legal Services of Eastern Missouri - 4232 Forest Park Avenue, Saint Louis, MO 63108.

Contact pjhoffman@lsem.org for more information.

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EPA Real Estate Development Academy for Communities Webinar 2
Oct
18
1:00 PM13:00

EPA Real Estate Development Academy for Communities Webinar 2

https://clu-in.org/conf/tio/register/new.cfm?date=1137&CFID=11639935&CFTOKEN=be371206f5eef2cf-C2448383-B17B-35EB-0C1688774003B399

Join the RE-Development Academy for Communities, a three-part FREE webinar series where you will learn the process for redeveloping a contaminated site through the eyes of a property developer. Meant for community members, local governments, community nonprofits, other local stakeholders, technical assistance providers, etc. Learn about: Factors that motivate or discourage development of contaminated properties; how & when developers make decisions; special issues to consider (compatibility of site cleanup & reuse, contaminant type & location, institutional or engineering controls, etc.); pre & post redevelopment activities, determining cost & return on investment.

Cost: Free

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EPA Real Estate Development Academy for Communities Webinar 3
Oct
18
1:00 PM13:00

EPA Real Estate Development Academy for Communities Webinar 3

https://clu-in.org/conf/tio/register/new.cfm?date=1138&CFID=11639979&CFTOKEN=ecff3fde5e408fb1-C254781B-C3DD-291D-E2D69AE938ABC502

Join the RE-Development Academy for Communities, a three-part FREE webinar series where you will learn the process for redeveloping a contaminated site through the eyes of a property developer. Meant for community members, local governments, community nonprofits, other local stakeholders, technical assistance providers, etc. Learn about: Factors that motivate or discourage development of contaminated properties; how & when developers make decisions; special issues to consider (compatibility of site cleanup & reuse, contaminant type & location, institutional or engineering controls, etc.); pre & post redevelopment activities, determining cost & return on investment.

Cost: Free

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The Immigration Debate in the Age of Trump: National Outlook & Local Impact
Oct
18
4:00 PM16:00

The Immigration Debate in the Age of Trump: National Outlook & Local Impact

Like most immigrant and migrant communities in cities across the United States, the St. Louis region confronts a critical moment that raises important questions about law enforcement, humanity, community, and contestation. UMSL’s Public Policy Administration Program, Community Innovation and Action Center (CIAC), and Creating Whole Communities invites Professor Stephen Legomsky, John S. Lehmann University Professor Emeritus at the Washington University School of Law in St. Louis, to deliver a public talk on “The Immigration Debate in the Age of Trump: National Outlook & Local Impact,” which will provide a national overview of immigration enforcement. Following Professor Legomsky’s talk, a panel of local activists and immigrant allies will provide their reactions and insights on how the U.S.’s zero-tolerance immigration policy agenda has impacted St. Louis communities.

After the event, there will be a reception with hors d'oeuvres, courtesy of Creating Whole Communities, and beer from Earthbound Brewery.

This event is open to the public and free, courtesy of UMSL’s Public Policy Administration Program, CIAC, and Creating Whole Communities (a partnership of UMSL and MU Extension).

Registration is requested. Register here.

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Prosperity Connection 3rd Annual Bowl-A-Rama
Oct
19
7:00 PM19:00

Prosperity Connection 3rd Annual Bowl-A-Rama

https://mailchi.mp/6e9b896017b9/save-the-date-prosperity-connections-bowl-a-rama?e=3cb13c4e33

Save the date for Prosperity Connection’s 3rd Annual Bowl-A-Rama! The theme this year is Saturday Night Fever.

Proceeds from the event will help support Prosperity Connection’s financial inclusion efforts so that all people throughout the St. Louis region may have access to free financial education services, affordable alternatives to high-cost payday loans, and connections to additional resources.

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Marketing & Engagement Working Group- Oct 22
Oct
22
9:00 AM09:00

Marketing & Engagement Working Group- Oct 22

Regular meeting of the Marketing & Engagement Working Group, one of six working groups of the Vacancy Collaborative.

Meets once a month on Thursdays from 12:00 - 1:30 pm at SLU Law - 100 N. Tucker Blvd, Saint Louis, MO 63101. October meeting is at an off-schedule time.

Contact dana.malkus@slu.edu for more information.

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Landlord Training: Missouri and Federal Tax Credit Programs
Oct
22
6:30 PM18:30

Landlord Training: Missouri and Federal Tax Credit Programs

  • Missouri Botanical Garden, Beaumont Room (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

You're invited to a free Landlord Training, Tuesday, October 22nd, covering Missouri and Federal Tax Credit Programs at the Missouri Botanical Garden, 4344 Shaw Blvd., Saint Louis, MO 63110. Register here.

At this event: 

  • Historic Preservation consultant, Karen Bode Baxter will discuss Missouri & Federal Historic Preservation Tax Credits, the Neighborhood Preservation program; eligibility, how to apply, the types of projects in the STL area that have used these credits, typical timeline, and how to determine if your property is in a historic district.

  • Certified Public Accountant, Ann Holtshouser, of Brown-Smith-Wallace, will prepare us for the bookkeeping side of tax credits. Also, learn about tax abatement and how to apply.

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. This facility is ADA compliant. If you need special accommodations, please contact dana@towergrovecdc.org

This activity is funded by a HUD Community Development Block Grant via the St. Louis Community Development Administration and coordinated by Tower Grove Neighborhoods CDC and North Newstead Association. Tenant Screening service is available for all areas! Visit MyHomeScreen.org or call 314-865-5530.

Benchmarking Help Session: If you are interested in tracking your building’s energy use, but don’t know where to start – there are Help Sessions 10/29, 11/7, & 12/17. Learn more here.  

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2019 Senior Fund Grants Workshop
Oct
23
3:00 PM15:00

2019 Senior Fund Grants Workshop

  • St. Louis Community College - William J. Harrison Education Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2019-senior-fund-grants-workshop-registration-75328899767

RSVP required. Please see the link above for more information.

Join the City of St. Louis Senior Fund for an informational workshop to learn about current funding opportunities. The Senior Fund will release two RFPs in October 2019 to provide grant funding to nonprofits and government agencies serving St. Louis City residents, 60 years or older. This workshop will provide an overview of each funding category and allow time for Q&A from attendees.

To learn more about organizational eligibility, and other funding guidelines, visit the Senior Fund’s website at https://stlseniorfund.org/grants.

Note: This is an optional workshop; potential grant applicants are not required to attend.

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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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St. Louis Housing Authority 80th Anniversary Gala
Oct
24
6:00 PM18:00

St. Louis Housing Authority 80th Anniversary Gala

https://www.slha.org/80th-anniversary-gala/

Tickets required. Please see the link above for more information.

The St. Louis Housing Authority is proud to celebrate 80 years as a housing provider dedicated to providing safe, desirable, and affordable housing for low- and moderate-income individuals and families.

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Generate Health STL - Standing Up for Mother's and Babies: 20th Anniversary Luncheon
Oct
25
11:30 AM11:30

Generate Health STL - Standing Up for Mother's and Babies: 20th Anniversary Luncheon

https://www.facebook.com/events/2290073684568318/

Join Generate Health STL in celebrating 20 years of Generate Health and standing up for mothers and babies! We have 20 years worth of working together and dedication to moms and babies to celebrate!

Cost: $100

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Operation Clean Sweep - Walnut Park
Oct
26
7:30 AM07:30

Operation Clean Sweep - Walnut Park

http://www.betterfamilylife.org/clean-sweep.html

Launched in 2017, clean sweep is an intense large scale, highly charged neighborhood clean-up initiative spearheaded by better family life’s community outreach, by which neighborhood residents, volunteers from throughout the region, city of St. Louis departments and area construction companies to address one of the city’s most pressing issues, the physical condition and environment of neighborhoods.

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Hyde Park Spooktacular 2019
Oct
26
3:00 PM15:00

Hyde Park Spooktacular 2019

https://www.linksaintlouis.org/events/hyde-park-spooktacular

LinkStL, along with community partner ND&S Management Co. and students from the Brown School of Social Work, organized the 2016 Spooktacular for the second consecutive year. On what is the most dangerous day of the year, Halloween, families joined to walk the streets safely for the first Halloween (trick-or-treating) event. More than 200 residents joined in as 32 homes and 5 organizations created a route for youth to trick-or-treat.

Call or email LinkSTL for more information.

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SJSI Raise the Roof Benefit Dinner
Oct
27
5:30 PM17:30

SJSI Raise the Roof Benefit Dinner

St. Joseph Housing Initiative is hosting their second annual Raise the Roof Benefit Dinner. Join SJHI as they further their mission to create vibrant communities through affordable quality housing where low and moderate income families can thrive, prosper and build wealth.

Sponsorships available.

For more information, call Maureen McCuen at 314-919-6176 or visit the SJHI website.

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Open Door Awards 2019 hosted Metropolitan St. Louis Equal Housing & Opportunity Council
Oct
30
4:00 PM16:00

Open Door Awards 2019 hosted Metropolitan St. Louis Equal Housing & Opportunity Council

Join The Metropolitan St. Louis Equal Housing and Opportunity Council (EHOC) at Beyond Housing on Wednesday, October 30, for an evening of Fun for Fair Housing to honor our 2019 Open Door Awardees.

  • Frank Montgomery, US Dept of HUD

  • Debbie Greider, Attorney and Advocate

Fun for the whole family, old, young and young at heart! Try your hand at fun Midway Games and win a prize. Enjoy your favorite carnival foods including specialty popcorn! All proceeds help us further our mission of fair housing for everyone.

If you can not attend, purchase a "Ghost Ticket" to show your support.

All attendees receive free raffle tickets to be used towards food and games. Additional tickets available for purchase. Bonus tickets to anyone arriving in costume! Best costume prize!

Event tickets are $35 and available for purchase here.

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Community At The Center Trivia Night
Nov
2
6:00 PM18:00

Community At The Center Trivia Night

  • International Institute St. Louis (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

https://www.facebook.com/events/2128531817441270/

Join Forward Through Ferguson for their 3rd Annual #CommunityattheCenter Trivia Night on Saturday, November 2nd. Forward Through Ferguson thanks their friends at International Institute for hosting again and to their Presenting Sponsor Thompson Coburn LLP.

Registration opens Wednesday, September 18th. Feel free to contact rachel@forwardthroughferguson.org for additional information and ways to get involved.

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Regional Arts Commission's Community Development Practitioner Training
Nov
6
to Nov 8

Regional Arts Commission's Community Development Practitioner Training

https://springboardforthearts.org/work-with-artists/intensive/

The Regional Arts Commission is partnering with Springboard for the Arts’ to host one of two national Community Development Practitioner Training in St. Louis November 6-8! This training is designed for organizers and community development professionals in civic sectors such as transportation, public health, and economic development who are interested in addressing community challenges and strengthening places by implementing asset-based and equity-focused programs that engage local artists as creative problem solvers. Participants learn how to support and train artists as leaders and innovators and develop customized programming suited to your context. Attendees will also visit local creative placemaking efforts in action.

Cost: $500=$1,000. Registration is Required. Follow this link to register: https://springboardforthearts.org/2019-community-development-intensives-registration/

The Regional Arts Commission is the largest funder of the arts in St. Louis. They are partnering with Springboard for the Arts which offers resources, workshops and toolkits for artists of all disciplines to put on this event.

https://racstl.org/

https://springboardforthearts.org/

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2019 Movers & Shakers Gala
Nov
6
5:30 PM17:30

2019 Movers & Shakers Gala

https://trailnet.org/2019-movers-shakers-gala/

Tickets required. Please see the link above for more information.

Celebrate active living at Trailnet’s biggest annual fundraiser. The 2019 Movers & Shakers Gala highlights their progress with implementing Connecting St. Louis and their focus on increasing safe, everyday transportation options.

Join for a celebration with an exciting program, food, drinks, and the opportunity to connect with everyone energizing bicycle and pedestrian transportation in St. Louis.

Keynote Speaker: Scott Ogilvie, Transportation Policy Planner with the City of St. Louis

Co-Chairs: Jason Hall, Arch to Park, and Justin Kern, Washington University School of Medicine

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Moving Toward Higher Performing, Energized Boards, Committees and Board-Executive Relations
Nov
7
1:00 PM13:00

Moving Toward Higher Performing, Energized Boards, Committees and Board-Executive Relations

https://mimh.configio.com/pd/1804/moving-toward-higher-performing-energized-boards-committees-and-board-executive-relations

Do you want to strengthen your board and committees’ effectiveness and contribution to organizational success, while forging a more satisfying, effective board-executive relationship?

Do you wish you could organize your board, executive, and staff responsibilities and relationships to best suit your organization’s size and resources?

Does each of these parties’ roles, work and relations need to change to align with a transition or a changing stage in your organization’s development?

Do you wish board and committee work, for both their members and the staff supporting them, could be more productive and fulfilling?

This workshop is designed for staff executives, board leaders and members, or people aspiring to such roles who want to find answers to these questions.  To enable them to successfully address these questions , participants will take away a practical framework, methods, and tools that the workshop leader has created and are utilized nationally by board development trainers and consultants. It will be a participatory learning experience, mixing exercises, small and full group discussion, presentations, and panel discussion.

Cost: $75

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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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Rental Housing Development Finance Certificate
Nov
11
to Nov 15

Rental Housing Development Finance Certificate

https://nationaldevelopmentcouncil.asapconnected.com/ClassDetail.aspx?pk=1545716

The second course in the HDFP Certification Program™ as well as the first course in the RHDFP Certification Program™, HD420 takes a detailed look at the analysis, financing and development of affordable rental housing. In this five-day course, participants learn the underwriting criteria used by lenders and the rates of return demanded by private equity investors in order to determine their investment in a rental housing project.

This course also explores the methods practitioners can utilize to attract the maximum amount of private capital to rental housing projects as well as the techniques to fill financing gaps with public resources.

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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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3rd Annual SLACO Town & Gown Mini-Summit
Nov
14
1:00 PM13:00

3rd Annual SLACO Town & Gown Mini-Summit

The St. Louis Association of Community Organizations (SLACO) and Saint Louis University are hosting the third annual “Town/Gown” mini-summit on Thursday, November 14th from 1 to 5 pm at SLU’s Il Monastero (the former Berea Presbyterian Church) 3050 Olive.

Co-sponsored by Harris-Stowe State University, Saint Louis University, University of Missouri St. Louis, and Washington University, the summit is meant to explore new ways in which communities and universities can work together to improve St. Louis neighborhoods.

For additional information, contact Mark Abbott: mabbottstl@gmail.com

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Nonprofit Connection with Givable
Nov
19
4:00 PM16:00

Nonprofit Connection with Givable

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/nonprofit-connection-tickets-73421851735

Registration required. See the link above for more information.

Givable provides individuals and businesses an easy, affordable, and impactful way to learn about and financially support the work of our region's nonprofits,. They created Nonprofit Connection to provide learning and networking opportunities for the people powering those organizations.

Join Givable on Tuesday, November 19th from 4-7pm at Covo Coworking — they’ll be pairing impactful networking and learning opportunities along with delicious food and beverages for the people who fuel our region's nonprofits.

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Vacancy Prevention Working Group- Nov 21
Nov
21
4:00 PM16:00

Vacancy Prevention Working Group- Nov 21

  • Legal Services of Eastern Missouri (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Regular meeting of the Vacancy Prevention Working Group, one of six working groups of the Vacancy Collaborative.

Meets once a month on Thursdays from 4:00 - 5:30pm at Legal Services of Eastern Missouri - 4232 Forest Park Avenue, Saint Louis, MO 63108.

Contact pjhoffman@lsem.org for more information.

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DeSales Night Out for Neighborhoods
Nov
21
5:30 PM17:30

DeSales Night Out for Neighborhoods

Throughout the years, DeSales has grown its operations into a city-wide effort to promote the growth of neighborhoods as healthy, diverse urban communities with quality housing and impactful community engagement. Night Out for Neighborhoods, our annual celebration, will support the continuation of progress in our local areas. Food and drinks will be provided, along with a small silent auction featuring local goods, services, and experiences. This year, we will also have a booze pull!

More information can be found here.

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Cornerstone Corporation Annual Fall Party
Nov
22
7:00 PM19:00

Cornerstone Corporation Annual Fall Party

Cornerstone's Annual Fall Party is a great time to socialize over appetizers and beverages. This is one party you don't want to miss, on a Friday evening!

Prepare by thinking of a friend who could learn more about our work in the West End neighborhood, invite them! 

A few of our current supporters (volunteers, committee members, staff, board, donors, partners and etc) will be present and sharing their connection to our work and community.

Additional details to follow. For now, MARK YOUR CALENDAR!

For more information, visit http://www.cornerstonestl.org/

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Time Travelers Ball with Tower Grove Neighborhoods CDC
Dec
6
7:30 PM19:30

Time Travelers Ball with Tower Grove Neighborhoods CDC

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/time-travelers-ball-tickets-61457303449

Tickets required. Please visit the link above to learn more.

Jump in your time machine and join Tower Grove Neighborhoods CDC for this one-of-a-kind event featuring cocktails, craft beers, tasty hors 'd'oeuvres, a silent auction, entertainment, and much more! Come dressed to impress from the Stone Age to beyond Time and Space!

Direct your DeLorean to the Wild Carrot in Shaw. All proceeds will be benefiting Tower Grove Neighborhoods Community Development Corporation.

TICKETS $50: Join us as we open up the wormholes and celebrate TGNCDC's past and support their future!. The night will include:

* Full open bar
* Craft beer provided by Civil Life Brewing
* Tasty hors 'd'oeuvres
* Silent auction to ensure you don't leave empty handed

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Employment Handbook Must Haves
Dec
12
2:00 PM14:00

Employment Handbook Must Haves

https://mimh.configio.com/pd/1844/employment-handbook-must-haves

This engaging class will cover key HR topics, with a focus on the essential employment policies a non-profit needs to include in its handbook. Topics will include discrimination/retaliation policies and reporting procedures, leave policies, copyright and trademark issues, and policies related to performance evaluations and employee discipline.

Cost: $30

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Successful Grant Writing
Dec
19
9:00 AM09:00

Successful Grant Writing

https://mimh.configio.com/pd/1852/successful-grant-writing

In the highly competitive world of grants, learn the art and science of creating excellent grant applications. Share perspectives and embrace practical examples that will give you an edge in writing proposals and obtaining funding. You will leave this interactive session with tools and techniques you can put to immediate use as you seek funds from the private sector. Hands-on activities will be more meaningful if you come to class with a project in mind - it can be for any project at any amount. From the initial research to thanking the donor, this comprehensive session is good for beginners and seasoned grantwriters alike. The class will also explore the growing area of Donor Advised Funds and their potential impact on foundation giving.

Cost: $99 (includes lunch)

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Vacancy Prevention Working Group- Dec 19
Dec
19
4:00 PM16:00

Vacancy Prevention Working Group- Dec 19

  • Legal Services of Eastern Missouri (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Regular meeting of the Vacancy Prevention Working Group, one of six working groups of the Vacancy Collaborative.

Meets once a month on Thursdays from 4:00 - 5:30pm at Legal Services of Eastern Missouri - 4232 Forest Park Avenue, Saint Louis, MO 63108.

Contact pjhoffman@lsem.org for more information.

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Grants Research: An Introduction to Data Resources and Grant Prospect Research
Jan
16
1:00 PM13:00

Grants Research: An Introduction to Data Resources and Grant Prospect Research

https://mimh.configio.com/pd/1857/grants-research-an-introduction-to-data-resources-and-grant-prospect-research

Successful grant research includes a review of various kinds of data like giving statistics, reports, and databases. But learning to identify, evaluate, and select data resources used in grants research can be a challenge. This course will provide participants with (a) an introduction to the process of information evaluation, (b) data resources commonly available in grant development, and (c) how to use the “Foundation Database Online Professional” database to identify and evaluate funding prospects.

Cost: $49

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Skinker DeBaliviere Taste 2019
Oct
11
6:00 PM18:00

Skinker DeBaliviere Taste 2019

  • Moonrise Hotel – Rooftop Twilight Room (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

https://skinkerdebaliviere.wordpress.com/2019/08/22/skinker-debaliviere-taste-2019/

Tickets required. Please see the link above for more information.

It’s a new name, but the same idea. The Skinker DeBaliviere Taste, formerly called Homecoming, gives neighbors, business owners and property owners an opportunity to mingle and celebrate the year’s successes while enjoying the area restaurant’s most diverse and delicious dishes.

This year, the event will held at the spectacular Moonrise Hotel in the Rooftop Twilight Room. You’ll be able to enjoy breathtaking views of the Delmar Loop, downtown St. Louis and Forest Park while spending time with all the people who make the Skinker DeBaliviere neighborhood great!

Join for:

  • Live Auction

  • Silent Auction

  • Raffle

  • Wine Pull

  • Cash Bar

  • Signature Drinks

  • Food & Desserts Provided By Delmar Loop Restaurants

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Pints, Bites, & Policy with MCE's Food & Farm Team
Oct
11
5:00 PM17:00

Pints, Bites, & Policy with MCE's Food & Farm Team

https://www.facebook.com/events/670467480105438/

Do you care about local food, urban agriculture, or healthy food access? Come grab some local fair at Perennial Artisan Ales and meet members of Missouri Coalition for the Environment's (MCE) Food and Farm program to learn about their work on these issues and how you can get involved! In addition to learning more about MCE's Food and Farm program's work, you will have the opportunity to sign a postcard, taking action to protect important nutrition programs and support local food in schools.

You will also have the opportunity to try a Known & Grown STL -inspired dish, brought to Perennial by Eat Here St. Louis! Learn more about Known & Grown STL, the Food and Farm program's newest project at www.knownandgrownstl.org.

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St. Louis Racial Equity Summit
Oct
11
7:30 AM07:30

St. Louis Racial Equity Summit

  • 9801 Natural Bridge Road Berkeley, MO, 63134 (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

https://www2.eventsxd.com/event/10060/stlouisracialequitysummit/home

Registration required. Please see the link above for more information.

As the St. Louis region commemorates the fifth anniversary of the #FergusonUprisings, the outpouring of civic activism following the killing of Michael Brown Jr., key regional organizations are proud to present the St. Louis Racial Equity Summit on October 10-11, 2019, a platform for elevating, connecting, and activating the people, practices, and resources necessary to achieve Racial Equity.

There will be a welcome reception held on Thursday, October 10th from 5:30PM-7:30PM and then a full day of programming on Friday from 7:30AM-4:30PM.

The purpose of the summit is three-fold:

  1. Reinforce the vital importance of putting Racial Equity at the forefront of our region’s agenda and acknowledge the people who have been unflinching in this work.

  2. Highlight local successes, bold ideas, learning experiences, and best practices in the movement to advance Racial Equity.

  3. Build alignment and investment in the Forward Through Ferguson framework for achieving equity by 2039.

The Racial Equity Summit’s inclusive agenda will drive inspiration, learning, and action, with programming for a broad range of stakeholders. To inspire, we will acknowledge activists, citizens, and champions whose devotion is unyielding, yet often unrecognized. Rousing keynotes will raise our spirits and ignite our commitment. Workshops will guide us toward action, expanding our capacity to catalyze and sustain the work.

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St. Louis Racial Equity Summit
Oct
10
5:30 PM17:30

St. Louis Racial Equity Summit

  • 9801 Natural Bridge Road Berkeley, MO, 63134 (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

https://www2.eventsxd.com/event/10060/stlouisracialequitysummit/home

Registration required. Please see the link above for more information.

As the St. Louis region commemorates the fifth anniversary of the #FergusonUprisings, the outpouring of civic activism following the killing of Michael Brown Jr., key regional organizations are proud to present the St. Louis Racial Equity Summit on October 10-11, 2019, a platform for elevating, connecting, and activating the people, practices, and resources necessary to achieve Racial Equity.

There will be a welcome reception held on Thursday, October 10th from 5:30PM-7:30PM and then a full day of programming on Friday from 7:30AM-4:30PM.

The purpose of the summit is three-fold:

  1. Reinforce the vital importance of putting Racial Equity at the forefront of our region’s agenda and acknowledge the people who have been unflinching in this work.

  2. Highlight local successes, bold ideas, learning experiences, and best practices in the movement to advance Racial Equity.

  3. Build alignment and investment in the Forward Through Ferguson framework for achieving equity by 2039.

The Racial Equity Summit’s inclusive agenda will drive inspiration, learning, and action, with programming for a broad range of stakeholders. To inspire, we will acknowledge activists, citizens, and champions whose devotion is unyielding, yet often unrecognized. Rousing keynotes will raise our spirits and ignite our commitment. Workshops will guide us toward action, expanding our capacity to catalyze and sustain the work.

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CAASTLC's 4th Annual Doors of Opportunity Event
Oct
10
5:30 PM17:30

CAASTLC's 4th Annual Doors of Opportunity Event

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/caastlcs-4th-annual-doors-of-opportunity-event-tickets-57410358929

Tickets required. See the link above for more information.

Please join Community Action Agency of St. Louis County, Inc. (CAASTLC) for an evening of encouragement, inspiration, and fun while raising money to help our community grow and move local families out of poverty. CAASTLC is doing its part to open "Doors of Opportunity"!

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Focus on Fraud: Prevention and Detection Measures for Nonprofit Organizations
Oct
10
2:00 PM14:00

Focus on Fraud: Prevention and Detection Measures for Nonprofit Organizations

https://mimh.configio.com/pd/1807/focus-on-fraud-prevention-and-detection-measures-for-nonprofit-organizations

Registration required. Please see the link above for more information.

News stories about fraud and embezzlement at nonprofit organizations abound. Too many organizations find themselves dealing with these kinds of problems when an understanding of common schemes, and the implementation of relatively simple, yet important processes, procedures, and policies could protect them from many of these issues. Join UMSL’s Nonprofit Management & Leadership Program for a discussion on how nonprofits can prevent and detect fraud within their organizations.

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Oct
9
5:30 PM17:30

Coalition for Neighborhood Diversity & Housing Justice October Meeting

This coalition seeks to promote and sustain the racial and economic diversity of Botanical Heights (formerly McRee Town), Forest Park Southeast, Shaw, Tiffany, Tower Grove, and other 63110 neighborhoods. The coalition works collaboratively and strategically to convene stakeholders, identify resources, advocate for equity on underrepresented community members.

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Historic Shaw Art Fair 2019
Oct
6
10:00 AM10:00

Historic Shaw Art Fair 2019

http://shawstlouis.org/attractions-amenities/historic-shaw-art-fair/

The Historic Shaw Art Fair has raised funding for community efforts in the Shaw Neighborhood since 1993. Over 100 artists and craftspeople from around the country set up along the tree-lined parkway of Flora Place. Come enjoy art, food, and music October 5 and 6.

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14th Annual Grove Fest
Oct
5
2:00 PM14:00

14th Annual Grove Fest

http://thegrovestl.com/grove-fest/

Grove Fest, St. Louis’, independent, wildly eclectic annual street festival in the Grove will return for its 14th year in 2019.

This family friendly event will feature a kids zone, street performers, live music, and amazing food and drinks from local Grove businesses. If you’re in the mood to shop there will be no shortage of crafts, fashion, and art for purchase from local artist and vendors. Want to be an artist for the day? Don’t forget to stop by and help paint the 14th annual paint-by-numbers outdoor wall mural, a Grove Fest tradition.

Cost: Free

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2020 Common Sound Festival
Oct
5
1:00 PM13:00

2020 Common Sound Festival

https://www.dutchtownsouth.org/copy-of-common-sound-festival-1

IT'S THAT TIME AGAIN! SAVE THE DATE for Dutchtown South Community Corporation's Celebration of Unity Through Dance!

Come join the fun at Marquette Park to experience the diverse cultures of the neighborhoods DSCC serves: Dutchtown, Gravois Park, Marine Villa and Mt. Pleasant.

A schedule of performers and dance workshops will be posted soon. Check back for updates throughout the coming weeks!

The festival will host all types of vendors: food, artists, craft, informational and more!

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Historic Shaw Art Fair 2019
Oct
5
9:00 AM09:00

Historic Shaw Art Fair 2019

http://shawstlouis.org/attractions-amenities/historic-shaw-art-fair/

The Historic Shaw Art Fair has raised funding for community efforts in the Shaw Neighborhood since 1993. Over 100 artists and craftspeople from around the country set up along the tree-lined parkway of Flora Place. Come enjoy art, food, and music October 5 and 6.

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Crime Prevention Summit presented by North Newstead Association
Oct
5
9:00 AM09:00

Crime Prevention Summit presented by North Newstead Association

Please join North Newstead Association on October 5th for the fall Crime Prevention Summit.

For this Summit, we slightly adjusted our usual program in light of the violent summer our City and community experienced. The focus of this Summit will be on personal stories and how the rest of the St. Louis community can get involved in addressing the underlying issues of crime. We hope participants would be able to leave with tangible solutions that would allow them to explore additional avenues when dealing with tragedy. 

Featured speakers include youth from the Saint Louis Story Stitchers, Moms Demand Action, 22nd Circuit Court Judges, Employment Connections, SLACO's Emerging Leaders program, Afterschool Labs and more.  

Light breakfast and lunch will be provided. If you have questions or concerns, please contact us at (314)385-4343.

More information can be found here.

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Green The Church Summit 2019
Oct
4
to Oct 5

Green The Church Summit 2019

  • New Northside Missionary Baptist (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/green-the-church-summit-2019-registration-63022451850

Registration required. Please see the link above for more information.

Join Green the Church October 4th & 5th for their Green The Church Summit 2019. This year’s conference theme is Wade in the Water: Environmental Justice and The Black Church Response to Climate Change.

This 2-day Summit will include a Green Bus Tour, Networking Reception, a series of insightful workshops and panel discussions.

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Fall Planning Symposium
Oct
4
8:30 AM08:30

Fall Planning Symposium

  • Saint Louis University Il Monastero Banquet Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

https://apa-stl.regfox.com/fall-2019-planning-symposium

Registration required. Please see the link above for more information.

How does the St. Louis Metropolitan Region prepare for the next BIG opportunity?

Collaborate with regional professionals at this Fall Planning Symposium with eight case studies on equitable development, environment, transportation, logistics, and leadership.

Hosted by Saint Louis University, Rise Community Development, and the American Planning Association.

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CCP Reclaiming Vacant Properties Conference
Oct
4
8:00 AM08:00

CCP Reclaiming Vacant Properties Conference

http://reclaimingvacantproperties.org/about/

Registration required by September 24. See the link above for more details.

The Reclaiming Vacant Properties Conference (RVP) is the only national conference dedicated to strengthening communities through new strategies to transform vacant, abandoned, and deteriorated properties into community assets.

RVP explores the latest strategies to address vacant, abandoned, and deteriorated properties, creating a forum in which new ideas can arise. It brings people together around these common challenges and equips them to return home and effect real, on-the-ground change.

Themed Equity First: Revitalizing Communities Together, in 2019, RVP will focus on efforts to revitalize disinvested communities in ways that meet the needs and preferences of residents, create new opportunities for and with marginalized communities, and rectify unjust land use, housing, and related policies that contributed to decline.

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Kansas City: Free EPA Grant Writing Workshop- Day 2
Oct
3
8:15 AM08:15

Kansas City: Free EPA Grant Writing Workshop- Day 2

  • Anita B. Gorman Conservation Discovery Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

More information and to register: https://www.ksutab.org/education/workshops/details?id=368

The free two-day grant-writing workshop is being presented by the Technical Assistance to Brownfields (TAB) Program at Kansas State University, in partnership with the Iowa Division of Natural ResourcesKansas Department of Health and EnvironmentMissouri Department of Natural Resources, and Nebraska Department of Environment and Energy. The workshop is designed to offer tools and tips for grant-writing when applying for U.S. EPA Brownfields, Environmental Justice, Pollution Prevention, Environmental Education, and healthy homes and lead-paint grants.

 

Topics will include:

-Grant-writing 101: How to tell your story and tips for writing a project description.

-Identifying, connecting, and engaging your community and establishing partnerships.

-Developing a budget.

-An overview of TAB EZ (a free online grant writing tool).

-How to submit an application via grants.gov.

-Detailed discussion of grant guidelines*.

 

*Two breakout sessions will be offered, each focusing on different grants.  One track will be specific to brownfields assessment, revolving loan fund, and cleanup (ARC) grants, and the second will combine specifics for environmental justice, pollution prevention, environmental education, and healthy homes and lead-paint grants. Bring a friend or a colleague to ensure you get the most out of this two-day event. 

 

Do you have an outline or draft proposal in the works?  Would you like free one-on-one advice from a national expert?  An optional work session is being offered at the end of the second day, October 3.  Reserve your spot today!  Requests may be submitted by email to Maggie Egbarts, maggiejessie@ksu.edu.  For those that are traveling a greater distance and are unable to participate in a work session, be sure to bring your calendar and we'll schedule a future work date.   

 

Who Should Attend?

Local, regional, and tribal government officials, not-for-profit economic and community development organizations, and other entities interested in applying for federal grants to assist with the assessment, cleanup, and/or revitalization of their community.

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CCP Reclaiming Vacant Properties Conference
Oct
3
7:30 AM07:30

CCP Reclaiming Vacant Properties Conference

http://reclaimingvacantproperties.org/about/

Registration required by September 24. See the link above for more details.

The Reclaiming Vacant Properties Conference (RVP) is the only national conference dedicated to strengthening communities through new strategies to transform vacant, abandoned, and deteriorated properties into community assets.

RVP explores the latest strategies to address vacant, abandoned, and deteriorated properties, creating a forum in which new ideas can arise. It brings people together around these common challenges and equips them to return home and effect real, on-the-ground change.

Themed Equity First: Revitalizing Communities Together, in 2019, RVP will focus on efforts to revitalize disinvested communities in ways that meet the needs and preferences of residents, create new opportunities for and with marginalized communities, and rectify unjust land use, housing, and related policies that contributed to decline.

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Kansas City: Free EPA Grant Writing Workshop- Day 1
Oct
2
12:00 PM12:00

Kansas City: Free EPA Grant Writing Workshop- Day 1

  • Anita B. Gorman Conservation Discovery Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

More information and to register: https://www.ksutab.org/education/workshops/details?id=368

The free two-day grant-writing workshop is being presented by the Technical Assistance to Brownfields (TAB) Program at Kansas State University, in partnership with the Iowa Division of Natural ResourcesKansas Department of Health and EnvironmentMissouri Department of Natural Resources, and Nebraska Department of Environment and Energy. The workshop is designed to offer tools and tips for grant-writing when applying for U.S. EPA Brownfields, Environmental Justice, Pollution Prevention, Environmental Education, and healthy homes and lead-paint grants.

 

Topics will include:

-Grant-writing 101: How to tell your story and tips for writing a project description.

-Identifying, connecting, and engaging your community and establishing partnerships.

-Developing a budget.

-An overview of TAB EZ (a free online grant writing tool).

-How to submit an application via grants.gov.

-Detailed discussion of grant guidelines*.

 

*Two breakout sessions will be offered, each focusing on different grants.  One track will be specific to brownfields assessment, revolving loan fund, and cleanup (ARC) grants, and the second will combine specifics for environmental justice, pollution prevention, environmental education, and healthy homes and lead-paint grants. Bring a friend or a colleague to ensure you get the most out of this two-day event. 

 

Do you have an outline or draft proposal in the works?  Would you like free one-on-one advice from a national expert?  An optional work session is being offered at the end of the second day, October 3.  Reserve your spot today!  Requests may be submitted by email to Maggie Egbarts, maggiejessie@ksu.edu.  For those that are traveling a greater distance and are unable to participate in a work session, be sure to bring your calendar and we'll schedule a future work date.   

 

Who Should Attend?

Local, regional, and tribal government officials, not-for-profit economic and community development organizations, and other entities interested in applying for federal grants to assist with the assessment, cleanup, and/or revitalization of their community.

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CCP Reclaiming Vacant Properties Conference
Oct
2
8:30 AM08:30

CCP Reclaiming Vacant Properties Conference

http://reclaimingvacantproperties.org/about/

Registration required by September 24. See the link above for more details.

The Reclaiming Vacant Properties Conference (RVP) is the only national conference dedicated to strengthening communities through new strategies to transform vacant, abandoned, and deteriorated properties into community assets.

RVP explores the latest strategies to address vacant, abandoned, and deteriorated properties, creating a forum in which new ideas can arise. It brings people together around these common challenges and equips them to return home and effect real, on-the-ground change.

Themed Equity First: Revitalizing Communities Together, in 2019, RVP will focus on efforts to revitalize disinvested communities in ways that meet the needs and preferences of residents, create new opportunities for and with marginalized communities, and rectify unjust land use, housing, and related policies that contributed to decline.

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St. Louis Violence Prevention Commission - Effective Meetings and Consensus Building Workshop
Sep
28
10:00 AM10:00

St. Louis Violence Prevention Commission - Effective Meetings and Consensus Building Workshop

https://gallery.mailchimp.com/e67d65497493bce20135e86f0/files/1b203bb6-6989-4061-a61b-a03813cc04bf/VPC_Coalition_Workshops_Flier.pdf

The Violence Prevention Commission is offering four FREE workshops designed to empower residents to make the change within their community by teaching them the skills associated with neighborhood leadership & collaboration.

Effective Meetings and Consensus Building

  • Understand how to run effective meetings

  • Learn how to lead others through a group decision making process.

Cost: Free

Registration Required.

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St. Louis Housing Fair
Sep
28
10:00 AM10:00

St. Louis Housing Fair

Register here: https://hsgcenter.us20.list-manage.com/subscribe?u=6b9f0a852fdfd41094878b349&id=0bf97e463b

More information: http://www.communitybuildersstl.org/s/St-Louis-Housing-Fair-092819.pdf

Planning to buy a home? Stop by the St. Louis Housing Fair to…

  • Learn if you might be eligible for up to $7,500 toward a down payment and closing costs.

  • Receive your free credit report on the spot and learn how to improve your score.

  • Speak with homeownership advisors, lenders, real estate agents, and other industry partners.

Having trouble paying your mortgage? Housing advisors and mortgage servicers will be available to talk about loss mitigation.

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Justine PETERSEN'S First Annual Business Showcase Block Party
Sep
27
4:00 PM16:00

Justine PETERSEN'S First Annual Business Showcase Block Party

https://www.justinepetersen.org/

Get ready to party! Join JP staff, family, friends and partners for our 1st Annual Small Business Showcase BlockParty behind the JP office at 1023 N. Grand.

Several of JP’s small business clients will have their products and services available for sale, and JP food vendor clients will also have their tasty items available for snacking.

Cost: FREE

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Hot Topics in Volunteer Management
Sep
27
9:00 AM09:00

Hot Topics in Volunteer Management

https://mimh.configio.com/pd/1828/hot-topics-in-volunteer-management

Registration required. Please see the link above for more information.

Ask any volunteer coordinator what their biggest challenges are, and the topics in this workshop hosted by UMSL’s Nonprofit Management and Leadership Program will inevitably come up! From recruiting volunteers to managing challenging volunteers, this roster of local volunteer management experts will provide best practices to help tackle participants’ top concerns.

Facilitated by Katelind Hosie, MVMA President and Lead Volunteer Center Manager for the United Way of Greater St. Louis, this fast-paced day of speakers will give attendees practical strategies that they can apply to their own volunteer programs.

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4th Annual Raise the ROOF
Sep
26
6:00 PM18:00

4th Annual Raise the ROOF

  • Sally's Rooftop Garden & Terrace (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/raise-the-roof-tickets-65212773160

Tickets required. Please see the link above for more information.

Join Urban Harvest STL for their biggest event of the year: the fourth annual Raise the ROOF celebration on September 26 at Sally's Rooftop Garden & Terrace in Grand Center!

Urban Harvest is excited to share this evening with you as they celebrate the strides they’ve made to increase healthy food access this year. Enjoy small bites made from their very own farm-fresh ingredients, libations, live music, and much more.

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Pints, Bites, & Policy with MCE's Food & Farm Team
Sep
26
5:00 PM17:00

Pints, Bites, & Policy with MCE's Food & Farm Team

https://www.facebook.com/events/2455814511365700/

Do you care about local food, urban agriculture, or healthy food access? Come grab some local fair at The Wolf Cafe and meet members of Missouri Coalition for the Environment's (MCE) Food and Farm program to learn about their work on these issues and how you can get involved! In addition to learning more about MCE's Food and Farm program's work, you will have the opportunity to sign a postcard, taking action to protect important nutrition programs and support local food in schools.

You will also have the opportunity to try a Known & Grown STL -inspired dish, brought to The Wolf by Eat Here St. Louis! Learn more about Known & Grown STL, the Food and Farm program's newest project at www.knownandgrownstl.org.

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