We’ve held lots of great events over the last month and a half. As we work to get the new website up and running, here’s a shortened review of some of the great things residents, volunteers, and stakeholders have helped us achieve!
3 Garden Workshops for seniors — We’ve held some great workshops at the Fresh Starts Community Garden even though the weather hasn’t cooperated as much as we had hoped.
1 Crime Prevention Summit — Over 80 people attended an engaging summit including Mayor Krewson, Chief of Police Hayden, Circuit Attorney Gardner, and elected officials.
4 Beautification and clean ups — Since mid-March, residents and volunteers have joined us to clean up parts of the Ville, JVL, Penrose, O’Fallon, St. Louis Place, and Old North St. Louis.
We’ve also had the pleasure of partnering with neighborhood associations to present on our upcoming home repair programs, future beautification and clean ups, and other programs! If you would like for us to present information about what we do to a group of your neighbors, please give us a call at (314) 385-4343 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org!
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!
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!
With all this summer sun comes fruits, veggies, and flowers. Check out some of the great stuff growing in the Fresh Starts Community Garden! Let us know if you’re interested in how you can grow your own food or get involved with the garden!
The North Newstead Association is excited to launch a new partnership with St. Louis YouthBuild as we continue to make improvements to one of our properties in the O’Fallon neighborhood (21st Ward). The talented young people have already been showing off some of the impressive carpentry and construction skills they have been learning.
The North Newstead Association has been diligently working to make our nice and affordable units even better! Take a look at some of the recent improvements:
Give us a call for more information (314-385-4343) about available units: