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STL Community l.a.b.

Learn. Act. Build.


STL Community L.A.B. creates space for our region to Learn, Act, and Build strong communities. MU Extension brings together community development trainings from a variety of organizations and universities in the St. Louis region onto one organized platform.

The mission of the STL Community L.A.B. is to increase participation in the community-building process by educating and supporting all in the quest to build strong, whole communities.

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    STL Community L.A.B. Offers:

    • A hub for residents and professionals to easily access and participate in high quality courses to build community through topics such as real estate, organizing, and managing a nonprofit organization.
    • Collaborative new programs, courses, and trainings that provide vital and current community development knowledge.
    • A way to connect the dots for neighborhood leaders hoping to take their community work to the next level and have a voice in civic decision-making.
    • Support for residents who are seeking to make the changes they envision for their communities.

    Course Categories:

    Local Government 101 Real Estate Development
    Neighborhood Leadership Economic Development
    Anti-Racist Communities Civic Data
    Community Organizing Non-Profit Governance including Evaluation
    Community Engagement Coalition Building

    The Course Selection Rubric (PDF) is used to help decide which events and courses are listed on this platform.