St. Louis Association of Community Organizations
SLACO Receives $4,000 Grant from the Regional Arts Commission to Support After-School Program
Community voting for the St. Louis ReCAST Project is taking place next week. Be a part of change and cast your vote!
SLACO is a proud partner and supporter of the St. Louis ReCAST Project. The initiative is working to promote community resilience in the St. Louis Promise Zone. They do this by funding projects using funds from a federal grant using a participatory budgeting process. In other words, the residents of the St. Louis Promise Zone get to help decide how the money is spent!
Starting on Monday, July 16th and continuing through Saturday, July 21st, the St. Louis ReCAST Project is hosting a series of community voting events in various locations throughout the St. Louis Promise Zone. Please attend one and vote! Encourage your friends and neighbors to show up and vote! Our voices matter!
For more information about the community events, see the flyer below or visit www.ReCAST-STL.org. Project descriptions can also be found on the website.
Support SLACO Directly Here
The North Central Special Business District
Please join us as we help homeownership become a reality. SLACO encourages you to Save the Date for a series of free events from Mission St. Louis, SLACO's Vacancy Project called
"The Finest 15".
The next series will be on:
The goal of the “Finest 15” is to encourage home ownership. There are a lot of people who live in substandard housing and pay rent that is twice the amount of a mortgage. This program offers a great opportunity to purchase a home without a 20 to 30 year mortgage.
Tackling vacant housing in St. Louis neighborhoods has been always been a priority for the St. Louis Association of Community Organizations (SLACO). Our group's Vacancy Project started holding workshops to educate the public on the process of buying a home from the City of St. Louis' Land Reutilization Authority (LRA), which has 3,100 homes across the city in its portfolio.
Cast Your Vote for a
Voting Takes Place July 16- July 21
Did you know that a vacant building could become a neighborhood farm? Chicago pioneered this innovative space.
Check it out!
It takes less than 20 minutes to drive between the Lewis Place and Holly Hills neighborhoods in St. Louis. Yet that relatively short trip from north to south – or vice versa – is one that many people in the Gateway region are unlikely to take. To read more, click here.
SLACO's Neighborhoods United for Change Program Featured on
St. Louis Public Radio
March 15, 2018
St. Louis Commits $100,000 to Legal Services for Vacancy Initiative
Feb. 16, 2018 from the St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Participants gathered for a Finest 15 workshop held in the Hyde Park neighborhood on February 10.
Turning Vacant Buildings into Urban Farming Spaces
More Sustainable Neighborhoods Academy Activities
Neighborhood Profit Sharing with Real Estate Investment Trusts
SLACO's Neighborhoods United for Change Program Featured on NewsChannel 5
March 17, 2018
Can Real Estate Investment Trusts change the way residents view their neighborhoods? Learn how this redevelopment tool can positively change the course of St. Louis neighborhoods.
Save the Date: "Finest 15” LRA Property Ownership Workshops to be held Around Town from April to October 2018
Here is the “Guide for Successful Neighborhood Associations.” You may read the guide, download and read later or print.
This guide will assist you in starting a neighborhood association. It is by no means a complete set of rules to be followed. It is merely a starting point with helpful hints and proven methods to effectively organize your group.
With Support from the Regional Arts Commission
What is the North Corridor Collaborative?
A collective group of service providers, city officials and residents along the North Corridor, dedicated to providing a supportive network of services and facilitating measurable change in an effort to create a stronger North City.
Its vision is to build a structure for stakeholders to support effective vehicles for investment and neighborhood support and greater collaboration in North St. Louis.
Looking to chip away at the thousands of abandoned properties throughout the city, the St. Louis Development Corporation agreed Thursday help fund a new attorney at the region’s premier nonprofit legal clinic. To read more, click here.
ST. LOUIS – There is a division often seen between north and south St. Louis that shows up in demographics, economics, race and wealth. Now, one St. Louis group is working to bridge that divide.
The St. Louis Association of Community Organizations (SLACO) program is now underway and they have a mission to bring communities together, to strengthen the neighborhoods. To read more, click here.
The Regional Arts Commission (RAC) awarded SLACO a $4,000 Program Support grant for the 2018-2019 grant cycle (July 1, 2018 – June 30, 2019). This award is in recognition and support of SLACO's commitment to the cultural development of the St. Louis region.
With support from the Regional Arts Commission, SLACO will be able to continue to provide a neighborhood, after-school program in which elementary children receive music lessons.
"We are very appreciative of the Regional Arts Commission's support," said Kevin McKinney, executive director of SLACO.
"Your work in the arts provides a significant contribution to the vibrancy of our region. We wish you continued success in the coming year," said RAC Chairman Michael Scully and Executive Director Felicia W. Shaw in an award letter addressed to SLACO.
Founded in 1985, the Regional Arts Commission is the largest annual funder of the arts dedicated to the cultivation, promotion and fostering of cultural programming in the St. Louis region. In addition to financial support, RAC serves as a cultural catalyst in the arts community, providing technical, promotional and other support for arts organizations of all shapes and sizes.