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!
Tomorrow (Saturday 3/31) at 9am at the O’Fallon Park Rec Plex (O’Fallon Park YMCA at 4343 W. Florissant), North Newstead Association will be hosting a Crime Prevention Summit. Mayor Krewson, Police Chief John Hayden, and Neighborhood Development Executive Dottie McDowell will be among the special guest presenters. Free continental breakfast and lunch will be provided.
Hope to see you and your neighbors there!
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.
Please join us for the first of two Crime Prevention Summits. On March 31st, St. Louis Metro Police Department Chief of Police Hayden, St. Louis City Mayor Lyda Krewson, 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!
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.
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!