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Creating Resilient Neighborhoods Mini-Summit

Thursday, 14 November, 2019

Saint Louis University and the St. Louis Association of Community Organizations (SLACO) will host the third annual “Town/Gown” mini-summit on Thursday, Nov. 14, from 1 to 5 p.m. at Il Monastero.

Co-sponsored by Harris-Stowe State University, SLU, the University of Missouri St. Louis and Washington University, the summit is meant to explore new ways in which communities and universities can work together to improve St. Louis neighborhoods.

Summit Agenda

Opening Remarks, 1:00-1:15 p.m., Nancy Thompson, summit moderator and Kevin McKinney, executive director, SLACO.

Session 1: (1:15 to 2:15 p.m.) “Imagining a Better Way for Universities and Communities to Work Together.” Mark Abbott, Town/Gown committee chair and Sundy Whiteside, board president, SLACO.

Session 2: (2:15 to 3:15 p.m.) “A Look at a Successful University/Community Collaboration: A Conversation.” Brooks Goedeker, executive director, Midtown Redevelopment Corporation (SLU) and Kimberly McKinney, executive director, Habitat for Humanity St. Louis.

Session 3: (3:15 to 4:30 p.m.) “Thinking Outside the Box: Roundtable brainstorming on tackling neighborhood challenges.”

Closing Remarks, 4:30 p.m., Sarah Coffin, Ph.D., associate professor of urban planning, SLU.

The event is free and open to the community. 

Interested participants can register through Eventbrite.

Walk-in registrations will also be welcome. 

For additional information, contact Leah Sweetman, Ph.D., in the Center for Service and Community Engagement or call 314-977-4214.