Community Partners

NNA works closely with the following organizations in order to help improve our community and city.


The Preservation Research Office

The Preservation Research Office (P.R.O.) works at the intersection of architectural history and cultural memory.

Founded in August 2009, P.R.O. is a project-based collaborative historic preservation and architectural research organization based in St. Louis, Missouri. Our projects draw people not only to understand and appreciate historic architecture, but also to recognize its inherent social capital.

Among our projects are client-based cultural resources management and architectural research work including National Register of Historic Places nominations, public interest projects funded by our partners’ donation of their labor, educational and interpretive work for regional institutions, publication of the blog Ecology of Absence and start-up assistance with the physical preservation of historic buildings around the region.

We selectively undertake research work outside of the St. Louis area. Staff members have performed cultural resource work in Illinois, Iowa, Louisiana, Missouri, North Dakota, Oregon and Pennsylvania.

We also advocate for the preservation of historic architecture and policies that promote historic preservation and smart growth. However, our main activity is architectural and historical research that informs the actions of those who steward our built heritage.

Wesley House

The Wesley House has continued as one of St. Louis metropolitan area’s longest standing social service agencies. Providing a safe haven for young people, and people who are young at heart, the Wesley house continues to operate under its founding principles: supporting the community, respecting our elders, and preserving our future.

St. Louis Dream Center

The St. Louis Dream Center is a thriving, multi-cultural, urban church of over 700 people changing the face of the St. Louis Metropolitan area. Each week, the St. Louis Dream Center reaches out to thousands of people through Street Ministry, Adopt-A-Block, Nursing Home Ministry, KidzJam, and other initiatives.

Operation Brightside

Brightside St. Louis’ mission is to improve the quality of life in our community by educating, engaging, and inspiring St. Louisans to make the region cleaner, greener, and more environmentally sustainable.

Community Development Administration of the City of St. Louis

The Community Development Administration exists to do the following:

  • Administer federal funds for housing, community, and economic development      programs that strengthen the City of St. Louis and its neighborhoods
  • Work with the St. Louis Development Corporation and the Planning and      Urban Design Agency to carry our community and economic development      programs according to a 5-year Consolidated Plan
  • Partner with local government agencies, non-profit organizations, and      private firms to carry out housing development, home repair, business and      economic development, public facility improvement, historic preservation,      and social service programs

Affordable Housing Commission of the City of St. Louis

The mission of the Affordable Housing Commission of the City of St. Louis is “To promote City living and neighborhood stabilization through the preservation and production of affordable, accessible housing and support services that enhance the quality of life for those in need.”

The Commission provides grants and loans to non-profit agencies and developers that provide housing related services or construction/rehab housing for city residents earning 80% or below the area median income.

CREATE, Inc. (Community-Based Resources Ensuring Access to Everyone)

CREATE is a nonprofit social service agency that exists to serve seniors that are 55 years of age, and older, and live in affordable housing.

CREATE provides services in that include, but are not limited to, non-emergency medical transportation, healthcare services and healthy living activities, and education opportunities.

St. Louis Healthy Families

St. Louis Healthy Families educates, trains and advocates for stronger relationships, marriages and communities in our region and state.  We provide a variety of services and programs to individuals, couples and families – both directly and in collaboration with other leading social service agencies and employers.

St. Louis Healthy Families strives to become the leading center for relationship education and advocacy that supports healthy family life in our region and state. As an organization, we will maintain a capable professional staff and board, representing diverse cultures and perspectives, and working in innovative, resourceful, and collegial ways.  As a partner, we will honor values of commitment, cooperation and respect.

St. Louis Healthy Families coordinates community wide education efforts that support the development of essential relationship skills, including effective communication and conflict resolution.  Our programs and services are made available to adults and teens throughout the St. Louis area through our coalition grant partners at very little or no cost.


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