NLF is an advanced leadership training program of Creating Whole Communities and the St. Louis Promise Zone-St. Louis Economic Development Partnership. The mission 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 St. Louis Promise Zone due to the well-documented need for more targeted investment.
The Neighborhood Leadership Fellows provides hands-on training emphasizing:
on policies, new research and innovation that promote equitable neighborhood development (housing, education, economic development, public safety)
on communication, followability, organizing.
-Positional Power Trainings
for boards, commissions, committees, and public office.
through dialogue, discussion, and presentations among fellows and experts.
-Mentoring and Networking
with other civic leaders and peers.