St. Louis

Community Development


Neighborhood Leadership Academy

Neighborhood Leadership Academy provides hands-on leadership training emphasizing community building principles, organizational leadership and management practices, and personal leadership skills. The program connects resources at University of Missouri-St. Louis (Community Partnership Project, Nonprofit Management and Leadership Program, and MU Extension) to residents and neighborhoods wanting to create more livable communities. 

Runs from September thru November annually, 10 Sessions

University of Missouri St. Louis Campus

$425, Scholarships and early bird discounts available. Learn more.

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Neighborhood Leadership Fellows Program

Are you interested in joining a board, getting involved in local government, or serving on a state commission? The Neighborhood Leadership Fellows (NLF), is an advanced leadership program through Creating Whole Communities representing a partnership of UMSL, MU Extension, and St. Louis Promise Zone.

NLF aims to increase North St. Louis City and County residents participation in civic decision-making tables in order to produce more equitable regional policies for neighborhoods. Training will consist of one-weekend a month educational workshops, tactical training, positional power trainings, collaborative learning, mentoring and networking opportunities.

Fellows will receive a $2000 stipend and an UMSL Chancellor’s Certificate upon completion.

Application closes November 1, each year. Program session dates, topics, and outcomes can be found on the NLF website.

Local Government Partnership

The Local Government Partnership is a cooperative effort between University of Missouri-St. Louis, MU Extension and East-West Gateway Council of Governments. The program provides technical advice to local government, conducts training programs for local officials, encourages collaboration and cooperation with local governments, teaches and advises students interested in local government careers.

UMSL Community Partnership Project Seminar Series

The UMSL Community Partnership Project ‘What’s Brewing?’ series links UM-St. Louis faculty research and practice and promotes sharing of information and ideas on issues impacting St. Louis neighborhoods.  Ask to have your name added to the e-mail distribution list by contacting Claire Wolff.

Claire Rippel (Wolff), MSW
Community Engagement Specialist,
Community and Economic Development
University of Missouri Extension, St. Louis City
4207 Lindell Blvd, St. Louis, MO 63108
Office: 314-516-6392 | Cell: (314) 400-7287

  1. Fresh Cow (DOC)

    Herd management - Dairy management protocols (Missouri) - Fresh cow

  2. 27th Annual Psychiatric-Mental Health Update

    • Event date: Nov. 6, 2020
    • Event time: 7:30 am - 3:45 pm
    • Columbia, MO
    • CEUs available

    The 27th Annual Psychiatric-Mental Health Update provides a forum for mental health professionals to increase their evidence-based knowledge and competence in caring for children, adolescents and adults with social, emotional and mental illnesses.... Read more ...

  3. 4-H Secretary Record Book (Y671)(PDF)

    Note: If you would like a physical version, a limited supply is still available. Contact Joyce Taylor.

  4. 4-H Treasurer Record Book (Y672)(PDF)

    Note: If you would like a physical version, a limited supply is still available. Contact Joyce Taylor.

  5. 24th Annual Midwest Regional Nursing Educators Conference

    • Event date: Nov. 11, 2020 - Nov. 13, 2020
    • Columbia, MO
    • CEUs available

    In its 24th year, the primary goal of this annual event is to strengthen linkages between practice-based and academic nursing educators. Jointly developed by practicing academic faculty and seasoned hospital-based educators, the content is both... Read more ...

  6. Background check consent form (LG639) (PDF)

    Adults desiring to volunteer with Missouri 4-H must complete this form to consent to a background check.

  7. Project Meeting Attendance Form (Y644)(PDF)

    Completed by project leader and turned in to the club secretary.


    Flood Fight Operations

    Hours: 20 | Prerequisites: None | Students: 15–30 | Host requirements: None This course will take participants through the complete process from well before the flood to clean-up afterwards. While this training emphasizes how to conduct a flood... Read more ...

  9. Colostrum (DOC)

    Herd management - Dairy management protocols (Missouri) - Calves

  10. Frost-seed legumes now to improve cattle and pastures

    • Feb. 8, 2018

    STOCKTON, Mo. – Add legumes to grazing pastures to improve cow performance, soil health and forage production, says Patrick Davis, University of Missouri Extension livestock specialist in Cedar County. Now is the time to frost-seed legumes into... Read more ...

  11. CDC Hand Hygiene in Healthcare Settings

    Guidelines for providers; patient empowerment materials; latest technological advances in hand hygiene adherence measurement; FAQs and links to promotional and educational tools published by the World Health Organization, universities and health ...