Shift the region’s approach to neighborhood development

WE INVEST IN ST. LOUIS

We prioritize equitable community development by evolving our work in four key areas: direct investments in neighborhoods, investing in the community and economic development system, convening thought leadership and testing innovative ideas to influence policies and decision-making, and reframing narratives to shift our collective understanding and awareness of St. Louis residents and neighborhoods.

NEIGHBORHOODS

Generate trust-based, community-driven, and place-based investments focused on nurturing neighborhood leadership, growing capacity and sustainability of neighborhood anchors, supporting resident-driven neighborhood planning, green-lighting catalytic real estate developments, and bolstering hyper local economies.

THE COMMUNITY + ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT SYSTEM

Foster the creation of sustainable systems and structures from local government through regional
intermediaries and networks.

 

INFLUENCE POLICIES + DECISION-MAKING

Identify and facilitate solutions to systemic issues facing predominantly Black neighborhoods.

 

REFRAME NARRATIVES

Replace the current prevailing narratives of predominantly Black neighborhoods with narratives that inspire pride, engagement, personal agency, collaboration, community accountability, and public will.

 

Learn more about who we are and our vision for St. Louis

Initiating a 20 Year Journey

Every St. Louis neighborhood is a chosen place to live, raise children, and grow old.

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5600 Delmar Blvd.
St. Louis, MO 63112