Rise and CBN’s Distressed-Market Neighborhoods Training

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 –

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.

Training Handouts:

Hyde Park Collaborative Presentation

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.

Healthy Communities Panels Discussion on 5.20.2015

The Rise Young Professionals and the  Urban Land Institute of St. Louis Young Leader’s Group are co-hosting a panel discussion on Healthy Communities on 5.20.2015.

This is a discussion about the 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 event will take place at Nebula Coworking, 3407 S Jefferson, St. Louis, MO 63118. Doors open at 5:30 pm, discussion starts at 6:00 pm.

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

Rise Teams Up with CBN on Distressed-Market Training

Community Development in Distressed-Market Communities

Rise, in collaboration with Community Builders Network, is offering this group training seminar focused on working in distressed neighborhoods.

We will explore strategies, policies and tools to help make better decisions that will be useful with informing and equipping community development professionals and others addressing the challenges in distressed markets.

Come and let us continue working collectively to strengthen the region’s community development system so that we can build a stronger future for the St. Louis region.

Date: Thursday, May 7, 2015 
Time: 9:00 a.m. – Noon 
Location: Harris Stowe State University/AT&T Library, Telecommunity Room
RSVP: Contact Brian Hurd, Technical Assistance Program Manager, 333-7012 (tel) or [email protected]

Outcomes for Participants:

  • Informing strategy with reliable, up-to-date information
  • Developing a common language around community development
  • Making collaboration a way of thinking
  • Encouraging community-based planning for neighborhood change
  • Using and leveraging resources strategically
  • Understanding policy and putting into practice

For more on upcoming Rise trainings, check out full schedule here.

Rise & Jefferson Collaborative Team Up: South City Health Festival 2015

Following a grant approval and award of $14,500.00 toward this healthy community initiative at the recent CBN Awards Ceremony, Jefferson Collaborative is sponsoring a major event on April 25th, 2015, made in part possible by technical assistance and grant funding from Rise Community Development.

Rise and Jefferson Collaborative are happy to invite you to attend the South City Health Festival 2015, hosted at Fox Park!

This FREE Event on Saturday April 25th, 2015, beginning at 8AM, will be a fun and informational community gathering offering opportunities to get involved with neighborhood strategies to promote local health. With everything from walking groups and Tai Chi classes, cooking demos and samples, food trucks and urban gardening instruction, youth eye exams – to even the possibility of a free bicycle helmet – it promises to be a great day for everyone involved.

Please see the flyer below, or find out more about the event at www.jeffersoncollaborative.com.