Neighborhood Leadership Fellows 2021


The 2021 Neighborhood Leadership Fellows Application is now open!

Seeking Promise Zone residents who want to create more equitable regional policies for neighborhoods!

Neighborhood Leadership Fellows (NLF) is a nine-month advanced leadership training focused on North St Louis City and North County. Participants will engage in shared collaborative learning experiences through dialogue and presentations among fellows and respective local and state leaders. Educational workshops will cover policies, new research, and innovations that promote equitable neighborhood development in areas of housing, education, economic development, public health and safety. Positional power trainings will give participants the foundational knowledge to run for boards, commissions, committees and elected office. All participants who are accepted and complete the program will receive a $2,000 stipend and UMSL Chancellor’s Certificate in Civic Leadership.

Sessions will take place from January - September 2021 with monthly dates that include:

  • Friday (1 pm - 6 pm) and Saturday (9 am - 3 pm) once-a-month workshops
  • Wednesday evening once-a-month mini-sessions

To prioritize the health and safety of participants and facilitators amidst COVID-19, NLF 2021 will comprise of a mix of online and in-person sessions.

Read more about the program, such as session topics, here:

If you have any questions, please contact Claire Rippel, [email protected].

Registration link:

Register by October 5th, 11:59 pm.

Cost: Free

Creating Whole Communities brings together the University of Missouri–St. Louis (School of Social Work, Des Lee Collaborative Vision, and the Public Policy Research Center), University of Missouri Extension, and the St. Louis region's neighborhoods to focus on strengthening our communities.


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  • 3/6/2021
  • 4/9/2021
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  • 10/17/2021

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