The logo for Neighborhood Leadership Fellows. It says, NLF - Neighborhood Leadership Fellows - St. Louis Promise Zone.

Neighborhood Leadership Fellows

Michael Shultz

Neighborhood Leadership Fellows is an advanced leadership training program of University of Missouri-St. Louis, University of Missouri Extension (MU Extension) and the St. Louis Promise Zone-St. Louis Economic Development Partnership. The goal of Neighborhood Leadership Fellows (NLF) is to increase and amplify the voices of North St. Louis City and County residents at the civic decision-making tables in order to produce more equitable regional policies for neighborhoods. The primary geographic focus area is neighborhoods within the federally-designated St. Louis Promise Zone due to the well-documented need for more targeted investment.

Deaconess funds from our Responsive portfolio to support the nine-month leadership training for twenty-five (25) residents from the St. Louis Promise Zone. The hands-on training aims to prepare residents to become leader advocates for equity and consists of educational workshops on equitable neighborhood development, positional power, collaborative learning and tactical communication, followability and organizing.

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