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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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Prime Time Family Reading Time

On Thursday, November 17th, we concluded our Fall semester of Prime Time Family Reading Time which is a grant founded program that is partially founded by the Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities. It creates a space for families with youth ages 3-10 to have shared reading activities and discussions while also providing the family with…

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HUD Announces 2016 Choice Neighborhood Implementation Grantees

The US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has announced the awardees for the 2016 round of Choice Neighborhood Implementation grants. Among the awardees are the St. Louis Near North Side Neighborhood and the  Louisville Russell Neighborhood. Urban Strategies is the human capital development partner for both of the CNI teams, along with McCormack Baron…

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Giving Thanks on Thanksgiving

Thank you to California State Assemblymember Kevin McCarty for donating turkeys and dinners to the Twin Rivers families in Sacramento, CA. And thank you to all of our community partners and stakeholders across the country!

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