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St. Louis Association of Community Organizations

Free Adult Programs

We offer free programming for West End neighborhood adults in our SLACO Etzel Community Center at 5888 Plymouth at Hamilton. This winter we will again offer Friday afternoon programming for adults, beginning January 15.  The line-up is as follows:

1:30 p.m.   Job Hunters Club, a support and information-sharing group for those seeking full-time or part-time employment

2:30 p.m.   Computer skills tutoring, covering Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint, as well as e-mail and internet usage and basic image editing.  This training will be individualized to cover the needs of the learner. 

Either activity can be started and stopped at any time that is convenient for you.  Please call us at 314-361-9406 to sign up and receive more information.


Boy Scouts and Girls Scouts meet at the SLACO Etzel Community Center weekly on Thursday evenings at 6:30 p.m.  If you need information, call our office to be connected with Scout leaders.

Current Programs for Adults and Children at the Etzel Community Center

After-School Program Is Underway

SLACO has a free after-school program in the Etzel Community Center.    Neighborhood Houses, an organization highly experienced in delivering quality after-school programs, manages all aspects of the program under contract with SLACO.   Applications are available now at our location, 5888 Plymouth at Hamilton.  

Program hours are 3:30-6 p.m., or any part of that time when the children are home from school. We accept only children ages 6 through 12.  Preference is given first to residents of the Etzel Place Apartments, and then to others who live within the West End Neighborhood (area bounded by Skinker on the west, Page on the north, Union on the east, and Delmar on the south).

The program is open every day Monday-Friday, except for St. Louis Public Schools holidays.  Although the public schools will govern our schedule, children in any public, charter, private, or parochial school are most welcome.