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March 2016

4th Annual Community Builders Network Awards Reception

March 31, 2016 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
T-Rex, 911 Washington Avenue
St. Louis, MO 63101 United States
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Free

The doors will open at 5:30 and the program will begin at 5:45. To learn more about the event and to register, click here.  Rise will be recognizing our 2016 Collaborative Grantees as part of this ceremony.

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May 2016

CRA Ladder of Capacity Building Kickoff Workshop

May 5, 2016 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Old North St. Louis Restoration Group in the Community Room, 2700 N. 14th Street
St. Louis, 63106
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CRA Ladder of Capacity Building Rise and CBN, in partnership with Midland States Bank and the Greater St. Louis Community Foundation, are pleased to announce the rescheduled launch of the CRA Ladder of Capacity Building, a new program for CBN members beginning May 5, 2016. The multi-event program will be the first capacity building initiative launched through Invest STL - the community economic development system for the St. Louis Region. The CRA Ladder of Capacity Building  aims to facilitate partnerships…

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August 2016

Rise Up Festival 2016

August 20, 2016 @ 2:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Washington Avenue, Washington Avenue at 16th Street
St. Louis, MO 63103 United States
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This year's Rise Up festival will take place on Saturday, August 20, 2016, from 2pm to 11pm, right in front of our Rise offices in West Downtown St. Louis between 15th and 17th Streets. This is the fourth year for the festival and will include live entertainment featuring a regional act to be determined and several other local musical acts (6 or 7 acts throughout the day). The Blues Society of St. Louis and STLBlues.net are once again partners in…

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October 2016

CDC Capacity Building and Collaborative Grant Workshop

October 14, 2016 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Harris Stowe State University/AT&T Library/Telecommunity Room, 3026 Laclede Ave.
St. Louis, MO 63103 United States
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Rise is officially underway with its 2017 CDC Capacity Building and Collaborative Grant Program application funding cycle. This grant workshop is for St. Louis area Community Development Corporations (CDCs) serving St. Louis County, the City of St. Louis, Madison and St. Clair County, IL, that may seek to apply for a 2017 Rise Collaborative Grant. It is not required but it is strongly encouraged that eligible CDCs from these jurisdictions attend the workshop Contact Brian Hurd, Technical Assistance Program Manager…

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Youth Investment: Strategies to Engage and Empower Tomorrow’s Leaders to Improve Community Outcomes

October 28, 2016 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
Sinai Family Life Center/Mt. Sinai Development Corporation, 1200 St Louis Avenue
East St. Louis, IL 62201 United States
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Objective: Inform Community Development Corporations (CDCs) and other community leaders the benefits of engaging youth in the community to improve the overall quality of those communities transforming them into active stakeholders of their community. Description: Efforts to engage youth involve elevating their voices and ensuring meaningful opportunities to contribute to resolving issues and promoting positive change in their neighborhoods and communities. There is a need to improve the quality of partnerships with youth, to provide more concrete platforms for youth…

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December 2016

Affordable For-Sale Housing Development Training

December 16, 2016 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Harris Stowe State University/AT&T Library/Telecommunity Room, 3026 Laclede Ave.
St. Louis, MO 63103 United States
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Rise is offering a group training seminar on affordable for-sale housing development in a group setting for community development professionals. Led by Rise’s real estate development staff, the group training will frame the strategic housing process for organizational development and neighborhood revitalization in addition to examining basic skills required to succeed in developing single-family for-sale housing that is affordable for low- and moderate-income families. Whether you are developing one home or up to 10 homes, this is a great opportunity…

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March 2017

Grants Research – An Introduction to Data Resources and Grant Prospect Research

March 30, 2017 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Thomas Dunn Learning Center, 3113 Gasconade
St. Louis, 63118 United States
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Your organization’s skill at researching grant opportunities and identifying strong potential matches for your nonprofit will get stronger with practice. If you don’t have the opportunity to hire a dedicated prospect researcher or rely on an outside expert, you must build time for grant research into your own schedule. Utilizing an organized, targeted approach for grants prospecting can dramatically increase your organization’s annual fund and long-term sustainability. Join Rise on Thursday, March 30, 2017, to get an orientation for starting…

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December 2017

Community Engagement – Definitions and Practices in the St. Louis Region

December 15, 2017 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Mission: St. Louis, 3108 N Grand Blvd
St. Louis, 63107 United States
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How to Engage Communities in Neighborhood Development? Professionals should never assume anything about a community. This is why engagement is essential to thorough and impactful community development. To ensure the objectives and outcomes of a plan correspond to the needs of the public, the community must be involved throughout the whole process. This involvement raises the question of how to best engage the population, especially those whose challenges are the greatest: youth, people of color and low-income families. It also…

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