Fairground and O’Fallon Collaboration Meeting 7/20/17

NNA was happy to host neighborhood association presidents Ms. Lillie Clay of Fairground and Mr. Abdul Abdullah of O’Fallon and their discussion of possible collaborations in the near future. Ms. Conchita Curry of Penrose was unable to attend but will continue to be invited to these types of collaborative meetings. The attendees were joined by Ms. Claire Wolff of the University of Missouri Extension who presented on the Neighborhood Leadership Academy (NLA). The group also discussed some ideas for how to improve community-police relations and how we can work to bring Fairground and O’Fallon residents to the table for action items to improve public safety. Mr. Abdullah also presented on the Boy Scouts Explorers Program that can be a great opportunity for youth in the P-O-F neighborhoods to explore different career paths, receive great skills, and meet different professionals to build up their professional network.

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Fresh Starts Community Garden Update!

North Newstead Association board member Ms. Rosie Willis and NNA Executive Director Sal Martinez coordinated volunteer work days in mid July at the Fresh Starts community garden in the Jeff-Vander-Lou neighborhood. Thank you to the donor of the beautiful new shed–who wishes to remain anonymous–and to all of the volunteers who participated and help support this wonderful green space!

May 20th – “Life is Good Rally”

Come join us at the St. Louis Dream Center (4324 Margaretta Ave. St. Louis, MO 63115) for the Life is Good Rally! The rally will run from 10:30am – 12:30pm with Mayor Lyda Krewson, President of the Board of Alderman Lewis Reed, and representatives from the St. Louis Metro Police Department in attendance. Alderpersons Tyus (1st), Bosley (3rd), and Collins-Muhammad (21st), are all invited to speak before we provide lunch between noon and 12:30pm. We’ll have games and treats for children and youth, prize drawings for those who attend, and great opportunities to meet local politicians!

We look forward to seeing you there! See the Life is Good Rally flyer below:

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