Author archive: urbanstrategies

We’ve Launched A Blog: Stories of U.S.

Stories of Urban Strategies (Stories of U.S.) is a blog which aims to connect readers to the lives of people living in distressed urban communities across the United States. We use real-life stories and data to help people understand the challenges, opportunities, and strengths of the families with whom we partner in this work. Our hope is to…

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Clark Creative Minds Entrepreneurs participate in 7th Ward Festival

In May 27th and May 28th our youth from Joseph S. Clark High School, Clark Creative Minds (CCM), sold the products from their business ventures at the Treme 7th Ward Festival. The students had sole control over which type of products they sold, the design of their products, and the cost of their products at…

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Southeast Ferguson launches 1st annual ‘Community Appreciation Day’

The Southeast Ferguson Community Association hosted their 1st annual ‘Community Appreciation Day’ on Sunday, August 13 at the Canfield Green Apartments. Watch the KSDK coverage of their successful event here.   To view additional event photos, visit our Facebook page here.

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Reducing the Risks of Unemployment, Homelessness and More through LEARN

Urban’s new data-driven system is moving our revitalization work forward and ensuring that all children and families are stable and thriving. To read more, see the full press release below.

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Byrne Criminal Justice Innovation Update

Byrne Criminal Justice Innovation (BCJI) grant seeks to expand services at the Youth and Family Center in Columbus Square Community in St. Louis, MO.   Over the last six months, the Near North Side – Safety Plan (BCJI) team has been busy.  Along the way, the safety team developed key partnerships to support crime and…

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Bienville Basin E-Camp finishes second year of camp

On June 5, 2017, Excellence, Encouragement, and Education (E-Camp) began with 20 participants ages 14 to 18 years old at Bienville Basin and concluded on July 14th with participants and their families along with Urban Strategies staff members present at the culminating activity. Participants were primarily Bienviile Basin residents and attend middle and high schools…

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