Making Natural Bridge Safer
Dec14

Making Natural Bridge Safer

The Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT) is collaborating with local officials and law enforcement to ensure Natural Bridge Avenue is a safe roadway for pedestrians and drivers. MoDOT Area Engineer Michelle Forneris said the department became engaged in 2017 when they had a series of complaints after several fatal crashes on Natural Bridge Avenue. MoDOT reviewed the four-mile corridor where the speed limit is 35 mph. Data...

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Giving Kids a Shot at Success
Dec09

Giving Kids a Shot at Success

FAIRGROUND—Mission: St. Louis’ goal is to empower the city’s most vulnerable residents and neighborhoods through education outreach, job placement, and community involvement. Located in the 3100 block of N. Grand, it sponsors Beyond Charity, which offers home repairs and tax prep assistance, and Beyond Jobs, which supports job and leadership training. Beyond School, a partnership with AmeriCorps, hosts after-school activities for 3rd-...

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Non-Profit Teaches Financial Literacy to Children and Adults
Nov15

Non-Profit Teaches Financial Literacy to Children and Adults

The collapse of the economy in 2007 was the biggest financial crisis the nation faced since the Great Depression. For almost two years this financial earthquake shook our economy causing devastation in the housing market and on Wall Street. However, one good thing to come out of that period was a new era of financial literacy. Darlene Martin, owner and founder of the non-profit organization Money Smarts School of Finance for Children...

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Pushing for Equitable Development
Nov15

Pushing for Equitable Development

HAMILTON HEIGHTS–Local financial institutions and development organizations set the tone for redefining equitable community development at Tuesday’s community meeting at the Friendly Temple Baptist Church campus. The community development meeting focused on the distressed neighborhoods of north city and north St. Louis County. According to developers, theses areas are plagued with high crime and dilapidated housing. Cordaryl Patrick,...

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Documentary examines County court system
Nov15

Documentary examines County court system

The 27th Annual St. Louis International Film Festival (SLIFF) celebrated diversity in media with local filmmakers who help push social change and justice. The 10-day festival had screenings throughout the St. Louis region, including the Missouri History Museum. Sunday night, SLIFF featured eight mini documentaries, each telling the complex stories of the black experience in America. Renee Fussell  of Caseyville, IL, attended last...

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