March 31, 2016-
The fourth annual Community Builder’s Network (CBN) Awards Reception was held last night at downtown St. Louis’ coworking space and technology incubator, T-REX. It was an enthusiastic crowd that welcomed all of the new awardees to the growing cadre of winners. As part of the ceremony, The Rise CDC Capacity Building and Collaborative Grant awardees were announced by Mary Campbell, Rises’ newly inducted board president.
The CBN Awards Reception winners are:
Banking – David Noble
CBN Nonprofit – Tower Grove Neighborhoods CDC
Community Building Outstanding Achievement – Nancy Thompson & Vince Schoemehl
Faith Based – Claire Wolff
Philanthropy – The Incarnate Word Foundation
Public Sector – The Regional Arts Commission
Resident – Lucendia Smith
The Rise Collaborative Grant awardees are:
DeSales Community Housing Corporation – to assist the South Jefferson Collaborative with their “Healthy Communities” initiative
Dutchtown South Community Corporation – to create their “Friends of Pocket Parks” program
Lemay Development Corporation/Lemay Housing Partnership/Lemay Chamber of Commerce Collaboration – to support expansion of their CommunityLink newspaper
LinkSTL/Grace Hill – to support the collaborative economic opportunity district in Old North St. Louis, Hyde Park, and College Hill neighborhoods
Northside Community Housing Inc. – for support of the Ville Collaborative and continuation of their community garden and youth employment program
Park Central Development Corporation – for focal neighborhood community assessments and neighborhood action plan strategy initiatives
Tower Grove Neighborhoods CDC – for capacity building of their “Screen Door” tenant screening program and nuisance property abatement initiative
It was a great event bringing to light all of the hard work people and organizations do in the community development field.
A big thank you to CBN, well done!