Wednesday, October 19, 2011

October 25: Creating Whole Communities - Free Seminar

October 25: Creating Whole Communities - Free Seminar
Understanding the State of Community Development Nonprofits in St. Louis
Seminar description: With many urban and inner suburban neighborhoods still in decline, St. Louis needs to increase its capacity for strategic community development. Strategic community development requires a system that coordinates housing with economic development, education, transportation, parks, and other functions -- ideally under the leadership of a community development corporation (CDC). Todd Swanstrom and Karl Guenther will present the findings of their survey of 34 CDCs in the region, with panel responses from both a national and local perspective. Are St. Louis area community development corporations focused on strategic community development? Do CDCs have the organizational capacity to make a difference in St. Louis neighborhoods? How should governments, foundations, and banks contribute to developing a more supportive environment for community development? Join in with others on Tuesday, October 25, at 3:30 PM on the campus of UM-St. Louis for a panel discussion on community development in the St. Louis region. The seminar is free and open to the public. The discussion will end
at 5 PM, followed by a reception until 6 PM. Go to for the event location and parking information, more information on the seminar, and contact information for questions. Sponsored by the Community Partnership Project.

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