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NU4C In the News

Residents from three St. Louis neighborhoods took tours of one another's neighborhoods on March 17 to learn more about each one, and to share challenges as well as successful efforts in improving their community.

NU4Change 2018: Penrose, O'Fallon, Shaw 

SLACO provides a perfect convener for this unique set of events due to its direct access to its 36 member neighborhood associations. SLACO specializes in providing venues for neighborhoods to learn from and network with each other 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. Our member neighborhoods represent 33 percent of the city’s population.

To become involved in this project, please call the SLACO office at 314-361-9406, or contact Kevin McKinney at kmckinney@slaco-mo.org.

SLACO would like to thank the following sponsors: the St. Louis Community Development Administration, the St. Louis Civil Rights Enforcement Agency, Commerce Bank, Enterprise Bank and Trust and IFF. SLACO would also like to thank our team that worked on this concept during the summer of 2015: Stephanie French, Quinn Kazanecki and Amy LaChapell. 

This program is financed in part through an allocation of Community Development Block Grant funds from the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and the City of St. Louis Community Development Administration.​

Program Sponsors

Neighborhoods United for Change 2018 Schedule

March 17, 2018 – *Shaw and Penrose/O’Fallon
March 24, 2018 – *Tower Grove East and Old North/St. Louis Place
April 07, 2018 - *Bevo and *Lewis Place/Visitation
April 14, 2018 - 22nd Annual SLACO Regional Neighborhoods Conference
April 21, 2018 - *North Central and *Tower Grove South/Tower Grove Heights
April 28, 2018 - *Holly Hills and *West End Neighbors
May 19, 2018 - Carondelet and Hamilton Heights
May 26, 2018 – Concerned Citizens of Precinct #12


June 16, 2018 – Benton Park and the Ville  

June 23, 2018 – Fox Park and Kingsway East


July 21, 2018 - The Patch and Mark Twain


August 4, 2018 - OPEN


August 11, 2018 - Community Meeting: All NU4C Participants Reunite for a full-group meeting.


August 18, 2018  - “Tentative” Benton Park and The Ville/Walnut Park


​September 8, 2018 - Community Meeting of All Participants



St. Louis knows all too well the impact of unaddressed racial tensions.  This SLACO program aims to bridge the gap in understanding among people, communities and races.  In partnership with the Civil Rights Enforcement Agency (CREA), the Neighborhood Stabilization Team, the Mayor's Office, and Community Builders Network, Neighborhoods United for Change sets the stage for ongoing relationships between "north side" and "south side" neighborhoods.

This spring, SLACO will continue to bring neighborhoods together and support those neighborhoods in planning a kickoff event that will include a bus tour of each neighborhood, a shared lunch, and guided conversation about racial experiences and "why things are the way they are."  Skilled facilitators will assure a high-quality conversation in which participants learn about a neighborhood that they previous might not have known much about, its resources, challenges and ways in which neighbors can help one another improve their communities. Below please find the 2018 schedule.

Neighborhoods United for Change 2018 Tour Schedule