Job Posting – Project Manager


SLACO St. Louis Association of Community Organizations seeks a part-time Project Manager for a City of St. Louis CDA approved and funded program. Keeping It Clean (KIC) Neighborhood Beautification and Employment Initiative will work with younger citizens and residents to clean and beautify 9 neighborhoods in St. Louis City.

Selected candidate will recruit, train and work with neighbors on these cleanups. Handle logistics.

Average 16 to 20 hours a week including weekends at $15.00 an hour.

Program will last from March through Sept. 2021.

Send resume and cover letter to No Phone Calls Please.

SLACO’s Ride To The Polls

ST. LOUIS ( — In the final hours leading up until Election Day, candidates and local organizations are putting in all the efforts to ensure everyone votes on Tuesday.

At St. Louis Association of Community Organizations (SLACO), volunteers are making dozens of calls reminding voters to get to the polls.

“There’s a lot of people who still haven’t put their plan together,” said SLACO Executive Director Kevin McKinney.

The calls are non-partisan and simply act as a reminder for people to vote as well as offering information on free rides that are available.

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SLACO Conference Postponed

As we were thinking about postponing our annual conference, Federal and local officials made the call for us.  SLACO’s Regional Conference typically draws in excess of 300 guests, which is bigger than 50, so we have to postpone the event.  We hope to reschedule the conference at Vashon over the summer once the crisis has passed.  Our goal is to reschedule the conference on a Saturday in July – we’ll keep you posted.
Thanks for understanding!  Stay inside, check on your at-risk neighbors, and we’ll all get through this together.

SLACO Vista Job Listing – Join our Work!

STL- SLACO Economic Development Associate VISTA


SLACO’s mission is to improve the quality of life for the residents and stakeholders of neighborhoods of the St. Louis region through community-based initiatives, citizen empowerment, and neighborhood organizing, and building the resiliency of its community organizations membership. SLACO has been existence for over 40 years and reaches as a representative over 33% of the residents of the City of St. Louis.

Member Duties : The Economic Development Associate VISTA member will build the capacity of SLACO member neighborhood associations by developing and implementing home ownership classes and neighborhood association building techniques for our member neighborhoods in the City of St. Louis Missouri and East St. Louis, IL. As a result of the Economic Development Associate VISTA member’s service, affected member neighborhoods will organize to decrease poverty by becoming stronger and by implemented techniques that will enhance the opportunity to increase the stability of the neighborhood association. When the neighborhood association becomes stronger, poverty will be reduced through improved economic development opportunities.


Sean Thomas appointed to head Proposition NS Fund

The battle against derelict buildings in St. Louis just got a new leader and $6 million-a-year war chest. 

On Monday, Sean Thomas started work as leader of Project NS, a city effort to shore up salvageable homes owned by the Land Reutilization Authority.

In April 2017, voters approved Proposition NS (Neighborhood Stabilization), which authorized a small property tax increase allowing the city to sell up to $40 million in bonds for stabilizing residential property. That measure said that up to $6 million of the bond revenue should be issued a year.