Ferguson Commission approves 148 ‘calls to action’
The commission’s “calls to action” were divided into five categories: racial equity and reconciliation; citizen-law enforcement relations; municipal courts and governance; child well-being and education equity; and economic inequity and opportunity.
Gov. Nixon signs landmark municipal court reform legislation
The legislation builds on the Governor’s efforts, working with state and local leaders, to address the underlying issues raised by last year’s events in Ferguson.
Loan Fund Launched to help Minority and Women Contractors
A broad regional coalition of St. Louis leaders announced yesterday the launching of a $10 million revolving loan fund to help area minority and women-owned construction contractors grow their businesses and to bid on larger contracts in the City of St. Louis and St. Louis County.
Residents Impacted by Events in Ferguson Receive Support
Following the civil unrest in the Ferguson and Dellwood communities in 2014, United Way of Greater St. Louis worked with several local nonprofit organizations and helped nearly 2,000 people with basic needs to prevent homelessness.
Urban League of Metropolitan St. Louis to Build $500,000 Jobs Center on Former Quik Trip Site in Ferguson
This 500k project which has received strong community, corporate and civic support – will also offer counseling for housing, rent and utility assistance, and mental health services.
Tony Thompson contributes $5,000 to CrimeStoppers reward
Thompson would like to see more St. Louis business leaders speak out about violence in general and violence against black people. He challenges business leaders to take action through one of the many local organizations working to bridge the racial gap and create change in the St. Louis community.
Emerson funds North County scholars at Harris-Stowe
Patrick J. Sly, executive vice president at Emerson, announces Emerson’s donation of $500,000 to Harris-Stowe State University to support students from North County majoring in science, technology engineering or math disciplines.
Deaconess Announces Community Capacity Building Funding
Deaconess will award grants to organizations working with youth and young adults as they map power, cut issues and engage in direct action on issues which are affect them.
Radiothon on MLK Day Helps Ferguson Relief
As a result of the day-long Radiothon, an additional $19,500.00 has been donated to the Reinvest North County Fund.
I Love Ferguson to Present $50,000 to ReInvest North County
Tuesday December 23rd, I Love Ferguson will present ReInvest North County with a $50,000 check to help rebuild and restore the community.
Gov. Nixon Announces Ferguson Commission
At a news event in North St. Louis County, Missouri Governor Jay Nixon announced the historic creation of the Ferguson Commission, to be comprised of a diverse cross-section of Missourians and look at issues of race, community policing, education, socio-economics and more in the wake of the Michael Brown shooting.
Education Partnership In North County
University of Missouri-St. Louis launched a partnership with an educational organization in north St. Louis founded by City of St. Louis Alderman Antonio French that will receive $500,000 in federal funds awarded by the State of Missouri.
Relief for Ferguson Businesses
The Small Business Relief Program — a public-private partnership of $1 million – was created to assist impacted small businesses in the Ferguson area.
Corporate Investment in North County:
St. Louis County-based Fortune 500 companies like Emerson Electric, Express Scripts, Boeing and Centene continue to invest in North St. Louis County and announced jobs, social initiatives and investments in area. Read this story about a social program investment by Emerson and this CBS Radio story about Centene bringing 200 new jobs to North St. Louis County.
The Ferguson Commission offers and unprecedented opportunity for change if we are to learn from the challenges of the past.
Minority Police Recruiting
To help the City of St. Louis develop a more diverse police force without compromising quality, St. Louis Mayor Francis Slay announced an agreement with the Ethical Society of Police (ESOP) to help identify and prepare potential minority recruits for careers in law enforcement and other public safety professions.
Reinvest North County
North County, Inc., and the Regional Business Council established a fund to help small business owners and communities impacted in North St. Louis County. Read more about it and find out how to contribute through Givver.
Gov. Nixon announces support for collaboration between St. Louis County and the City of St. Louis to seek federal Promise Zone designation
St. Louis County and the City of St. Louis, with support from Gov. Nixon, are seeking a federal Promise Zone designation. The designation partners local communities with federal agencies to help create jobs, grow the economy, expand access to quality education, improve public safety, and increase access to affordable housing.
Monsanto Announces New Support for North St. Louis County Communities
Over the next two years, Monsanto’s commitment will go to local non-profit agencies to support a variety of immediate and long-term community development initiatives. In addition, Monsanto employees are continuing to volunteer with a number of organizations in the community.