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Community Partnership Project Seminar Series 10/25/11

UMSL’s Community Partnership Project (CPP) presents Creating Whole Communities:
Understanding the State of Community Development Nonprofits in St. Louis as part of its CPP Seminar Series.

Tuesday, October 25th, 2011 – 3:30p-5:00p
Reception to follow – 5:00p-6:00p
J.C. Penney Conference Center, Room 126
University of Missouri-St. Louis
One University Boulevard

The event is accessible via the UMSL-North MetroLink Station; complimentary parking in Lot C.


Dr. Todd Swanstrom, Des Lee Professor of Community Collaboration and Public Policy Administration, University of Missouri-St. Louis
Karl Guenther, Community Development Specialist, University of Missouri-St. Louis
Paul Brophy, Principal, Brophy & Reilly, LLC (Columbia, MD)
Justine Craig-Meyer, Executive Director, Lemay Housing Partnership
Kimberly McKinney, Chief Executive Officer, Habitat for Humanity St. Louis

With many urban and inner suburban neighborhoods still in decline, St. Louis needs to increase its capacity for strategic community development.

Strategic community development requires a system that coordinates housing with economic development, education, transportation, parks and other functions – ideally under the leadership of a community development corporation (CDC).

Dr. Swanstorm and Karl Guenther will present the findings of their survey of 34 CDCs in the region, with panel responses from both a national and local perspective.

To view the full report, titled “Creating Whole Communities: Enhancing the Capacity of Community Development Nonprofits in the St. Louis Region”, please visit:

For more information about the seminar, view the attached flyer, visit or call Kara at 314.516.6392.  This seminar is free and open to the public.  No registration required.

This seminar is brought to you by the Community Partnership Project at UM-St. Louis in cooperation with University of Missouri Extension.

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