News & Updates

Maturing Champions of Treme ‘thru Extending Learning

On Tuesday October 11, Maturing Champions in Treme′ thru Extended Learning (MCTEL) Afterschool Program will resume at Bienville Basin. This is year four of MCTEL, two of which were hosted at the neighborhood school, Success Preparatory Academy; the first year was held in the Iberville community prior to deconstruction and relocation of former residents. Unlike…

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St. Louis chosen as finalist for FY16 Choice Neighborhoods Implementation Grant

The City of St. Louis is 1 of 5 finalists out of 34 applicants to be selected by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development to receive the Choice Neighborhoods Implementation Grant. If awarded, the grant will fund a community-driven strategic plan to revitalize the Near North Side neighborhood of St. Louis. Finalists were…

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Cool Scholars in New Orleans

On Wednesday, August 17, Cool Scholars Extended Literacy Program concluded with a dinner for children and their families. In attendance were 30 children and families as Alexander McConduit read his children’s books Snowballs for All and Thorn in my Horn. Prior to reading Snowballs for All, participants were served and enjoyed snowballs while  Alexander read….

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Urban Strategies Choice Conference in St. Louis October 2016

  Join us October 18-20, 2016 for a Choice Means Choice Conference for all Choice Neighborhood sites and partners. Session will include information and discussion on effective strategies for job training, case management, economic development and community engagement. Network and learn from other Choice sites and national leaders in community development. Click here to learn more…

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Flance Early Learning Center featured in St. Louis American

This week, the Flance Early Learning center was featured in the St. Louis American.  Flance has served children on the Near North Side for two years now. Since opening, Flance has created strong community partners, trained childcare providers and continued to put the development of children at the forefront. The article highlights Flance’s ambitious mission, model and plans…

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E-Camp in New Orleans

Our Excellence, Encouragement, and Education (E-Camp) began on Tuesday, July 12th and concluded last week on Friday, August 5th. There were 17 total participants and 14 participants who successfully completed the camp.The participants were immersed in the “Be the Dream” curriculum which focuses on goal setting, social awareness, and positive social interactions. Discussions included “What…

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