News & Updates

Resident Spotlight: Rayana Sibley

This month we talk with Rayana Sibley of the New Orleans’ Beinville Basin neighborhood.  

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Newest addition to the Urban Strategies Team: Donovan Duncan

Donovan Duncan Joins Urban Strategies as Senior Vice President.  Donovan Duncan has joined Urban Strategies, Inc. as senior vice president. In his new role, Duncan will assume a range of leadership, operational and implementation strategies for the organization to help transform and energize neighborhoods throughout the country. Welcome Donovan! Read the full press release.

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St. Louis Public Schools Accreditation and the impact on Early Learning

With news of St. Louis Public School’s accreditation, KMOV featured the Flance Early Learning Center. Flance, located in the north side of St. Louis,  focuses on providing high quality childcare. Opportunities for childcare and accreditation are both important elements for youth success and can lay the foundation Watch Near North Side resident, parent and Flance employee Jessica Mopkins and Urban…

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Resident Spotlight: Lucy Smith

In our first Resident Spotlight we visit Lucy Smith in St. Louis, MO  

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End of the Year Celebrations in New Orleans

We concluded the year with a Family Holiday Event as we did last year and attendance at this year’s event was almost double to last year’s which was largely due to the great increase in the number of residents being on site in comparison to December 2015. There were 76 individuals in attendance which included…

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Urban Strategies New President Esther Shin

The board of directors of Urban Strategies, Inc. has announced the appointment of Esther Shin as the new president. Esther Shin joined Urban Strategies in 2000 and will succeed Sandra Moore who has been president of the organization for 16 years. Please click to view the full Press Release. Photograph of Annie E. Casey Fellow Esther Shin on…

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