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. St. Paddy's Day is a dud for planting spuds in Missouri

    • March 5, 2018

    COLUMBIA, Mo. – The admonition for gardeners to plant their potatoes on St. Patrick’s Day is probably good advice for some parts of our country, but not for Missouri, said University of Missouri Extension horticulturist David Trinklein. “It is... Read more ...

  2. Manure value estimator (downloadable XLS)

    A worksheet that helps producers estimate the value of manure from livestock enterprises.

  3. Establish a home orchard

    • Oct. 1, 2008

    BLUE SPRINGS, Mo. - High fuel costs and other economic burdens have spurred increased interest in vegetable gardening. Interest in home fruit production is also increasing, said a University of Missouri Extension horticulture specialist. "Though... Read more ...

  4. New aircraft rescue fire fighting specialist announced

    New aircraft rescue fire fighting specialist announced

    • Feb. 5, 2020

    Director Kevin D. Zumwalt of the University of Missouri’s Fire & Rescue Training Institute (MU FRTI) has announced the appointment of a new Aircraft Rescue Fire Fighting (ARFF) Specialist for the Institute, Mr. Michael Lloyd of York, Nebraska. The... Read more ...

  5. Fruit Spray Schedules for the Homeowner

    Fruit Spray Schedules for the Homeowner

    • Web access only
    • Download: Free
    • Revised: Aug. 2014

    Fruit plantings can be a source of beauty as well as fresh produce. However, for the inexperienced grower, they also can be a source of frustration and expense. Nursery catalogs are full of brightly colored advertisements depicting bountiful harvests... Read more ...


    Woodland Steward: Getting to Know Your Woodland

    This workshop shows you how to collect online information about your woodland and helps you understand why certain trees grow where they do. It also covers how to identify some of the more common tree species found in your woods and explains... Read more ...

  7. Vegetable Planting Calendar

    Vegetable Planting Calendar

    • Web access only
    • Download: Free
    • Reviewed: Feb. 2016

    Home production of vegetables has been increasing in popularity in recent years.  In addition to saving on the family food bill, the availability of fresh, inexpensive produce from the family garden is conducive to maintaining good dietary... Read more ...


    Woodland Steward: Marketing Your Timber

    This workshop covers some basic principles that, when applied, will ensure that you get the highest price for your timber and leave you with a healthy forest for future harvests and revenue. Next scheduled workshop This workshop is being held at... Read more ...

  9. Greg Tucker

    Greg Tucker


    Missouri SBDC Lead Center

    Phone: Phone:573-882-8570

  10. Beginning gardening

    Beginning gardening

    • May 13, 2013

    COLUMBIA, Mo. – It could be the memory of shelling peas with your grandmother or a desire for fragrant flowers. It could be as simple as wanting to shave a bit off your food bill. Whatever the reason, you’ve decided to plant your first-ever... Read more ...

  11. File Sharing | AgEBB

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  12. [Registration Open]

    Synthetic Auxin Applicator Training: NonCertified-2020

    • $0.00
    • Course ID: 527
    • online

    This self-paced, online course is intended for general audiences who wish to better understand proper application of synthetic auxin herbicides such as 2,4-D and Dicamba. This course is for informational purposes only. Participants will not receive a... Read more ...

  13. Vegetable Gardening

    Vegetable Gardening

    • Web access only:
    • Print: $10.00
    • Print availability: 0
    • Download: Free
    • New: July 2008

    Vegetable gardening is a rewarding activity that can provide fresh, flavorful produce. It offers many of the same benefits as other gardening activities, including exercise, fresh air, landscape beautification and enjoyment. In addition, it promotes... Read more ...

  14. Flood FAQ

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  15. 4-H Livestock Expo

    • Event date: April 4, 2020
    • Event time: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
    • Iberia, MO

    As we monitor the ongoing national response to the spread of COVID-19 and keep public health top of mind, we have decided to cancel the 4-H Livestock Expo. Are you enrolled in an animal project? Planning to show at the fair? Just want to learn more... Read more ...

  16. Missouri 4-H update

    • March 17, 2020

    With the recent restrictions on gatherings due to COVID-19 affecting Missouri 4-H members, volunteers, and faculty and staff, we have received many questions about how to handle eligibility for participation at county fairs. As a reminder, Missouri... Read more ...

  17. Kodak Tips and Project Center

    Find photography tips and inspiration at this Kodak site.