STL Community LAB: Learn. Act. Build.

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Grantwriting - Foundation Grants

Learn how to prepare a foundation grant proposal by receiving coaching and then practicing writing your own proposal.

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Community Organizing and Advocacy

Learn about organizing methods & strategies for community-driven social change, with a focus on social justice & racial equity.

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Join Community Builders Network & St. Louis Promise Zone.

Business Models: Residential Real Estate

Receive an overview of real estate finance, legal considerations, and key partnerships.

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STL Community LAB creates space for our region to Learn, Act, and Build strong communities. We do this by assembling community development trainings from a variety of organizations and universities in the St. Louis region onto one organized platform.

Mission: The mission of the STL Community LAB is to increase participation in the community-building process by educating and supporting all in the quest to build strong, whole communities.

STL Community LAB Offers:

  • A hub for residents and professionals to easily access and participate in high quality courses to build community through topics such as real estate, organizing, and managing a nonprofit organization.
  • Collaborative new programs, courses, and trainings that provide vital and current community development knowledge.
  • A way to connect the dots for neighborhood leaders hoping to take their community work to the next level and have a voice in civic decision-making.
  • Support for residents who are seeking to make the changes they envision for their communities.

Course Categories:

  • Local Government 101
  • Neighborhood Leadership
  • Anti-Racist Communities
  • Community Organizing
  • Community Engagement
  • Real Estate Development
  • Economic Development
  • Civic Data
  • Non-Profit Governance including Evaluation, Fundraising
  • Coalition Building

The Course Selection Rubric (PDF) is used to help decide which events and courses are listed on this platform. See the STL Community LAB course archive.

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Resources

The views, information, or opinions expressed through partner organization trainings listed on this site do not represent those of the curators of the University of Missouri and its employees.

Our Partners

Community Builders Network of Metro St. Louis Creating Whole Communities
WePower Thread STL St. Louis Promise Zone
Urban Land Institute - St. Louis UMSL Community Innovation and Action Center

Sponsoring Partner

InvestSTL

 

Staff Support Partner

University of Missouri-St. Louis