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Building Civic Capacity for Thriving Communities

The University of Missouri–St. Louis (UMSL) and MU Extension are deeply committed to building civic capacity, the collective strength of people in a place, to respond to challenges and pursue thriving communities. The university supports communities across the state through the Community Development Program and Creating Whole Communities.


What's New?

Connect with neighborhood leaders in your communities using the interactive Neighborhood Leadership Alumni map.

Search a robust collection of community development trainings on MO Community LAB.

NLA awards 20 mini-grants ($46,805) for residents to launch self-developed neighborhood initiatives.


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Claire Rippel 
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