Rise, in collaboration with Community Builders Network, engaged in a group training seminar focused on capacity building and working in distressed-market neighborhoods. Many thanks to Harris Stowe State University for hosting!
Topics and Speakers included:
CDC Linked to Broader Community Capacity – Brian Hurd, Rise
Understanding Distressed Market Neighborhoods and Policy Priorities – Matthew Mourning, City of St. Louis Planning and Urban Design Agency
Emerging Local Community Capacity Models –
- The Ville Collaborative: Jessica Eiland, Northside Community Housing Inc.
- Hyde Park Collaborative: Michele Duffe, Duffe-Nuernberger Realty – Dr. Terry Goodwin, Sun Ministries – Timetria Murphy-Watson, LinkSTL
Emerging Community Development System in the St. Louis Region – Rick Bonasch, Rise
Speaking the Same Language – Taylor Harris, Rise Practicum Student (Washington University – George W. Brown School of Social Work)
Public Policy Priorities – Colleen Hafner, St. Louis Equity Fund
Attendees and presenters explored established strategies, emerging policies, and new tools to enhance data-driven Metro Area revitalization decision-making, and equip community development professionals to more effectively address the challenges they face in distressed markets.
Please take a look at the Training Handouts from the CDC (Community Development Corporation) Presentations – all are linked below, and you can review all of the fantastic information provided during this informative and exciting call to action.
The turnout was amazing today. The increasing synergy of community development, citizen-centric, and neighborhood organizations, and an ever-growing cadre of individuals dedicated to sustainable and holistic community revitalization – it’s invigorating and inspirational. The passion and urgency for the strides we can take together to continue lifting the St. Louis Metro Area are absolutely tangible in these thoughtful training sessions.