Healthy Communities Panel Discussion – Lively and Insightful

On May 20th, The Rise Young Professionals and the  Urban Land Institute of St. Louis Young Leader’s Group co-hosted a panel discussion on Healthy Communities.

The discussion centered on Jefferson Collaborative’s work to strengthen the neighborhoods of South Jefferson by working at the intersections of real estate, community development, education and health. The panel was insightful, with a broad scope that brought together government officials, corporate and nonprofit representatives, as well as leaders in community housing development. The discussion was lively, covering topics such as community health and livability, promoting an engaged community, how local leaders can listen and respond to residents’ and business owners’ concerns, and what’s next for the future of St. Louis Metro Area community development.

Participants Included:

Brian Hurd | Technical Assistance Program Manager, Rise
Christine Ingrassia | Alderwoman, 6th Ward
Tom Pickel | Executive Director, DeSales Community Housing
David Stiffler | Community Affairs Manager, Equifax
Kelly Garrett | Executive Director, KIPP St. Louis
Krysta Grangeno | Family Partnership Manager, SouthSide Early Childhood Center
Lindsay Elliott | Health Coordinator, Jefferson Collaborative

For a PDF version of the full PowerPoint presentation click here.

A huge thank you to Nebula Coworking for hosting, Urban Chestnut Brewing CompanyUrbanChestnut_4c_logo for donating beer, and Lona’s Lil Eats for the deal on spring rolls.