2011 Marketplace of Ideas Finalists at the Showcase
The Incarnate Word Foundation is excited to announce the second annual Marketplace of Ideas. The Marketplace of Ideas is a small grants community funding program sponsored by the Incarnate Word Foundation with the support of other local funders that aims to spur collaboration between community stakeholders, to uplift the community’s solutions to community problems, and to provide publicity to the richness of community activity in North St. Louis.
The Marketplace of Ideas is a competition that challenges grassroots organizations working in North St. Louis communities to propose a solution to a community need. Proposals will be reviewed and vetted by a panel of community judges that will select up to seven finalists. The finalists will receive $5,000 from the Incarnate Word Foundation and will have the opportunity to present their proposals to other local funders at the Showcase of Ideas.
More information on the grant program can be found in the grant guidelines.
Please join the Incarnate Word Foundation at the Showcase of Ideas for a presentation to the St. Louis community and local funders of the finalist projects listed below. This is a great opportunity to learn more about innovative community projects working to improve the quality of life in St. Louis.
When: July 10, 2012
3:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Where: Most Holy Trinity Catholic Church
3519 N. Fourteenth St.
St. Louis, MO 63107
RSVP to Margaret Eigsti at firstname.lastname@example.org if you plan to attend.
A youth employment project led by the Acts Partnership that will provide teens in the 21st Ward with lawn service job opportunities this summer
JSO 21st Century Summer and Afterschool Learning Enrichment Program
A project led by HopeBUILD that engages children in relevant, hands-on nutrition education to build a solid foundation for healthy eating habits
The Sweet Potato Project
An employment program led by the North Area Community Development Corporation that will teach youth how to plant and harvest sweet potatoes and how to develop, package, market and distribute products developed from sweet potatoes
A social enterprise led by Northside Community Center designed to provide employment opportunities to teach entrepreneurship and small business development skills to underserved teens through the design and operation of an urban beekeeping business
Claver Works Landscaping and Savings Program
A youth employment program led by Revitalization 2000 that will provide an opportunities for employment, job training and savings through a landscaping program in the Ville
The Real Deal: Reducing Youth Violence Through Peer Influence Strategies
A comprehensive violence prevention program focusing on self-worth and bystander intervention techniques will be taught by St. Louis Families in Shearwater High School
St. Louis on the Air hosted Comptroller Green, Bridget Flood (Executive Director of the Incarnate Word Foundation), and Antonio Crawford (youth participant in Stl Youth Jobs) to discuss this summer's pilot of Stl Youth Jobs.
Kiva, a non-profit organization with a mission to connect people through lending to alleviate poverty by leveraging the internet and a worldwide network of microfinance institutions, provided a $5,000 loan to a St. Louis entrepreneur's mobile barbecue business with the endorsement of the Center for the Acceleration of African-American Business (CAAAB).
Read Bridget Flood's thoughts on Women's Leadership that she shared at the Women’s Leadership Lunch sponsored by the School Sisters of Notre Dame, Central Pacific Province.
Stl Youth Jobs has a new website! Visit us at www.stlyouthjobs.org
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