Support Community Development

We’re launching our 2018 March Madness Bracket 50/50 Challenge. New to March Madness? Try it out and help support the community development and service work we do throughout St. Louis City. A March Madness pro? See if you can beat the rest of the field while supporting NNA.

Please click here for a link to our challenge.


  • Please have your bracket filled out BEFORE 9am Thursday 3/15. The NCAA men’s basketball tournament first round starts at 11:15am that same day.
  • It is $20 to buy-in to our bracket challenge. We accept cash and check (made out to North Newstead Association). Please send your buy-in to North Newstead Association at 4601 Pope Ave., St. Louis, MO 63115.
  • The overall winner will get half of the total pot and NNA will use the remaining half to support our neighborhood cleanups and other events benefiting communities throughout St. Louis.
  • Have fun!

This is just an example of a bracket. You can print this version out for yourself, but there is a version in the above link to fill out and participate in our challenge.


March 31st Crime Prevention Summit

Please join us for the first of two Crime Prevention Summits. On March 31st, St. Louis Metro Police Department Chief of Police Hayden, Neighborhood Development Executive Dottie McDowell, and representatives from SLACO, Employment Connection, and the Neighborhood Stabalization Team will speak with north side residents about safety concerns and how we can collectively work to address them. Free continental breakfast and lunch will be served and we look forward to seeing you there!

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2nd Annual Community Development Celebration!


We held our 2nd annual Community Development Celebration on November 16th at the historic Barnett on Washington. The event was a huge success as we had enjoyed a larger crowd than last year and were joined by a number of special guests including; Collector of Revenue Gregory FX Daly, State Senator Jamilah Nasheed, State Representatives Joshua Peters and Michael Butler and Aldermen John C. Muhammad, Brandon Bosley and Dan Guenther. Other notable guests included developers Chris Goodson and Beau Reinberg and non-profit executives Sean Spencer (Tower Grove Neighborhoods CDC), Becky James-Hatter (Big Brothers Big Sisters of Eastern Mo.) Atty. Tom Jerry (St. Louis Housing Authority), Kevin McKinney (SLACO), Kimberly McKinney (Habitat for Humanity), Michael Burns (Northside Community Housing) and Tom Pickel (DeSales Community Housing). We also owe a special thanks to our all of sponsors including; Great Southern Bank, Dominium, St. Louis Equity Fund, Commerce Bank, Carrollton Bank, Rosemann and Associates, US Bank, Reliance Bank, Enterprise Bank, Rise Community Development, Midland States Bank, Brake Landscaping and McCormack Baron Salazar.


2nd Neighborhood Safety Workshop 9/9/17

NNA hosted it’s 2nd Neighborhood Safety Workshop in Saturday, September 9 at the O’Fallon Park Recreation Complex. The event was well attended and our guests heard from several speakers including; Abdul Abdullah, Aldermen John C. Muhammad and Brandon Bosley, 4th District Police Captain Renee Kreissman, Assistant City Counselor Sandra Zambrana, Ethical Society of Police president Sgt. Heather Taylor, St. Louis Safety Group founder Dee Brown and Redditt Hudson of the National Coalition of Law Enforcement Officers for Justice. We would like to thank our event sponsors the Community Development Administration and the St. Louis Philanthropic Organization for their continued support!

Fresh Starts Community Garden Updates

NNA would to thank the members of the Rise Young Professionals “RYP” for joining us at the Fresh Starts Community Garden recently. They were warmly received by NNA board member/garden manager Rosie Willis and helped to prepare the garden for the upcoming Winter season. The RYP members also expressed an interest in helping NNA to market the local neighborhoods that are being impacted by the relocation of the National Geo-Spatial Agency. NNA executive director Sal Martinez was invited to a recent RYP board meeting and the organization formally decided to embrace this project.

NNA was pleased to host the 9th annual Candlelight Dinner at the Fresh Starts Community Garden this year. Members of RYP also came to the 9th annual Candlelight Dinner to support the Fresh Starts Community Garden. The event was an overwhelming success as over 100 guests joined us for a night of great food, entertainment and fellowship. Some of the special guests in attendance included; Alderpersons John C. Muhammad, Brandon Bosley, Christine Ingrassia, Cara Spencer, Shane Cohn and Dan Guenther along with 4th District Police Captain Renee Kreissman and 4th district police officer Jaime Partee! Kudos to NNA board member Rosie Willis for her continued stewardship of the garden and plans are already underway to celebrate the garden’s 10th anniversary next year!

Neighborhood Beautification Activities

Throughout the later summer months, NNA continued to host its on-going neighborhood beautification activities this Fall including the re-establishment of a butterfly garden at Fairground Park and a clean-up activity in the Penrose neighborhood. We would like to thank the many residents and other volunteers who joined us including; Aldermen John C. Muhammad, Brandon Bosley and Dan Guenther. We would also like to thank our sponsors including; Community Development Administration, St. Louis Philanthropic Organization, Brighside St. Louis and the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department.