St. Louis Association of Community Organizations
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 grassroots neighborhood groups that join SLACO 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 of St. Louis neighborhoods through community-based initiatives including leadership training, citizen empowerment, neighborhood organizing, and selective housing and commercial development.
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.
250 Ways to Improve Your Neighborhood: Congratulations to winner Doug Bram,
for his 250 Exchanges of Peace idea. The complete submittals of the finalists are posted. All other
entries will rotate on the page throughout the year. If you missed the contest, we are leaving
the entry form on the page so you can continue to add ideas to inform civic conversation in the
St. Louis region.
Three Neighborhood Hero Awards Honor Hard-Working Volunteers
West End Neighborhood: Signing Up for Free After-School Program.
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