Current Events at our Etzel Community Center
SLACO is a two-pronged organization: (1) we are a
robust platform where neighborhood associations can work together for
learning and action to achieve common purposes, and (2) we are in part a
place-based organization working in urban neighborhoods.
Our largest concentration of place-based work at the present time is in
the West End neighborhood. We program an outreach center there, which
offers activities to assist nearby residents.
Two neighborhood associations, SPUD (Skinker Page Union Delmar) and West End Neighbors meet at the center.
Check out these activities below!
Every 2nd Tuesday
of the Month
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
West End Neighbors Meetings
Every 2nd Wednesday
of the Month
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Location for Both:
5888 Plymouth Avenue,
St. Louis MO 63112
St. Louis Association of Community Organizations
Developing Leaders for Social Change
and Neighborhood Improvement
Mission in Brief:
To improve the qualify of life for residents of St. Louis neighborhoods through creating constituent-led social movements and through community-based initiatives including leadership training, citizen empowerment, neighborhood organizing, and selective housing and commercial development.
2013 SLACO Regional Neighborhoods Conference A Great Success
About 150 people joined
in the regional neighborhoods conference at Harris-Stowe State
University at some point during the day on Saturday, November 2, for the
18th annual conference. SLACO and its many academic, non-profit, and
governmental partners put together 18 breakout sessions, four informal
lunch choices with honored guests, and a keynote panel that discussed
The 2014 regional conference will be held at Harris-Stowe on Saturday, November 1, 2014. Please save all day to attend.
If you would like to participate in the planning and publicizing of the
2014 conference, please contact SLACO Executive Director Nancy Thompson.
Neighborhood Roundtable Tradition Resumes
In October, SLACO resumed its Neighborhood
Roundtable, a series of early evening programs allowing neighborhood
leaders to exchange practical ideas for all types of St. Louis
metropolitan area neighborhoods.
This "member only" event is offered as a benefit to leaders of a neighborhood association that joins SLACO.
The Roundtable is offered during months when there is no All-Neighborhoods Forum or annual conference.
COMMUNITY PROGRAMS FOR ETZEL PLACE AND SPUD COMMUNITY: WE NEED YOUR HELP!
SLACO is partnering with surrounding communities to create new programs for the citizens within the SPUD area.... Click here to read more!
FREE COMPUTER CLASSES -- REGISTER NOW!!
SLACO is hosting free Beginner & Advanced Computer
Classes for Adults & Youth between the ages of 6 - 16.
Come and Learn...
- Basic Computer Skills
- Microsoft Office
- Internet Safety
and much much more!
RESERVE YOUR SEAT NOW! SPACES ARE LIMITED CALL NOW FOR MORE INFORMATION! (314)361-9406