Join this pioneering group for their final community meeting.
Hear the future of One West Florissant! Through a series of community conversations and workshops, community stakeholders within the cities of Ferguson, Dellwood and Jennings located on or near West Florissant Avenue will decide on the most appropriate way to build community development capacity to move forward sustained, strategic community improvements. All are welcome to attend!
A steering committee of community stakeholders will guide each phase of this project:
Phase I – Review pertinent projects/developments and identify local community stakeholders
Phase II – Alignment and coordination of community partners, organizations, and initiatives
Phase III – Background on roles and functions of place-based community development corporations and public input on what functions are most important
Phase IV – Exploring the options for building community development capacity
Phase V – Devising a plan of action
An action plan will be developed based on whether the community chooses to 1) form their own 501 (c)3 community development corporation (CDC); 2) ask an existing nonprofit organization in their service area to take on place-based work; 3) invite an outside nonprofit to work with stakeholders in the community; or 4) another option that presents itself through the course of community conversations.
This project is led by St. Louis Economic Development Partnership in consultation with Rise, Urban Strategies, and the Community Builders Network of Metro St. Louis. This consultant team will conduct community outreach, manage meetings, and detail an action plan to build community capacity to carry out community economic development.
Hear how One West Florissant is moving forward!
Thursday, January 31st from 6-7:00 PM at Ferguson Community Empowerment Center (9420 W Florissant Ave, St. Louis, MO 63136)
RSVP here: http://bit.ly/1WFrsvp
Still need to take the final community survey? Click here: http://bit.ly/1WFinal