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The battle against derelict buildings in St. Louis just got a new leader and $6 million-a-year war chest. On Monday, Sean Thomas started work as leader of Project NS, a city effort to shore up salvageable homes owned by the
In 2019, SLACO was chosen to be a partner of the Talyor Community Consulting program at the Olin Business School at Washington University: The Taylor Community Consulting Program (TCCP) provides students the opportunity to impact the local nonprofit sector. Through team-based,
After our biggest year ever – 14 trips! – SLACO invited the participants in all of our neighborhood field trips back to SLACO’s Offices for a wrap-up party. Participants heard from community advocates, discussed what they’d learned from the program,
On November 20th, 2019, SLACO Board President Sundy Whiteside accepted the Community Planning Champion Award on from the American Planning Association’s St. Louis Metro chapter. The Vacancy Collaborative (VC) is a coalition of partners committed to the reduction of vacant property as
Thanks to all who attended our Blues Off Grand event! Enjoy selected pictures!
In 2018, Mayor Lyda Krewson’s office found that of the 129,000 properties in the city of St. Louis, about 25,000 were vacant and abandoned. Beginning this month, residents and community organizations in four high-vacancy neighborhoods will have extra support in reducing that
On Tuesday, October 1st, our Executive Director, Kevin McKinney, sat down with Charles Bryson of the City of St. Louis’s Civil Rights Enforcement Agency for an interview about who we are and what we do. Check it out below or
“A development north of Delmar Boulevard in St. Louis is encouraging to residents in the area. “It gives people hope,” said Judith Arnold. “It gives them hope that their neighborhood can change for the better.” Arnold points to new homes
The St. Louis Association of Community Organizations is pleased to welcome its newest board member, Harlan Hodge. “Anything in isolation is dead or dying” Harlan is a serial connector. Over the past 25 years, he has partnered with schools, non-profits,
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