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Open Positions:  SLACO is soliciting resumes for two positions:  Executive Director and Part-Time Neighborhood Trainer.  For details, see the Jobs page.

Local Grant Opportunity:  Women on Mission Saint Louis is currently accepting grant requests for the 2016 year. They tell us, "It is with God’s blessing that we are excited to announce that, two grants will be awarded, in the amount of $42,500 each. Organizations must be a 501c3 and provide services to the College Hill community 63107."  The deadline for submission is March 31, 2016. For information on submission guidelines, please see the the grant information page at www.womenonmissionstl.org.  Grant submissions for amounts other than $42,500 will not be reviewed.  The 2016 grants will be awarded to two separate agencies; one agency may not receive both grants.

YOU (Young Organizers University): SLACO is still looking for people ages 14-18 living in the City or inner suburbs who would like to learn about their communities, how government works, and how to organize around an issue they care about.  Email you@slaco-mo.org to start the process of being considered. 

West End Neighborhood: Signing Up for Free After-School Program.   This free program for ages 6-12 is held every weekday from 3:30-6 p.m. at our Etzel Community Center on Hamilton three blocks south of Page.    Stop by any day that school is in session.   We have contracted with Neighborhood Houses to run this program, which is available on a first come, first served basis, so apply early if you live within the area bounded by Page on the north, Skinker on the west, Delmar on the south, and Union on the east.

SLACO Helps Neighborhood Associations Be More Effective

St. Louis Association of Community Organizations (SLACO) is a 36-year-old organization that serves as an umbrella and coalition for the neighborhood associations in the St. Louis metropolitan area.  The 29 grassroots neighborhood groups that are SLACO members learn from and network with each other, and may take direct action where appropriate and necessary to create a desirable urban environment.


Our mission is to improve the quality of life for residents and stakeholders of neighborhoods in the St. Louis region through community-based initiatives, citizen empowerment, and neighborhood organizing.

SLACO also undertakes place-based work in specific parts of the region, when the organization can make a difference in addressing a particular need.  In that role SLACO currently provides programming in the West End neighborhood, at the Etzel Community Center, where our offices also are located. 

St. Louis Association of Community Organizations