Two locations in the St. Louis area (Downtown and Maryland Heights) provide St. Louisans with a combined 24,500 square ft. of climbing! Our massive arches and amazing top-out boulder will challenge experienced climbers, while our introductory classes allow novices to learn the ropes. To experience the thrill of indoor rock climbing climbing without taking a class, our 15 autobelays are the perfect option. See you soon!
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We are the premiere women's fitness studio in St. Louis offering fun and flirty fitness classes that cater to EVERY woman. Our goal is to help you lose weight, inches, tone, and tighten like never before; and you'll leave feeling empowered, sexy, fit, and confident!
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For more than 160 years the Y has been a place to be together as a family. The Y has served the community with values-based programs and events that build healthy spirits, minds and bodies for all. Our history has taught us that the Y will always be relevant, as long as we adapt to serve the ever-changing needs of our members. The Gateway Region Y is a nonprofit corporation specializing in health and fitness, work with families, youth camping, values and character building. We are part of the nation's leading nonprofit dedicated to youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. Everything we do is designed to nurture the potential of children and teens, improve health and well-being, and motivate people to support their neighbors and communities. Our Y has 24 traditional branches and two Campus Y student leadership organizations. Our Y also includes YMCA Camp Lakewood and Trout Lodge in Potosi, Mo and the Community Services Y in Illinois. The Carondelet Park Rec Complex is owned by the City of St. Louis and operated by the Y. The YMCA of Greater St. Louis and the YMCA of Southwest Illinois merged in 2015 to become the Gateway Region Y.
We are geared for any fitness level and experience. Our programs are designed to develop all general and motor fitness components. Benefits to our programs include improved balance and coordination, reduced anxiety and depression, increased confidence, and renewed vigor, energy and zest for life. Positively influenced fitness components include cardiorespiratory, muscular strength and endurance, flexibility, and lean body composition.
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HD Physique is our Bodybuilding, Figure, and Bikini competition training program. This program is for individuals looking to take their fitness and physique to the next level and step on stage as a HD Physique competitor. The world of natural bodybuilding is a challenging but rewarding arena to enter into. This program is not for the faint at heart. Through intense workouts and strict diet one will be able to completely transform their body into a work of art. Competitions consist of 3 different categories: Bodybuilding (Men and Women), Figure (Women), Bikini (Women). Each category presents a different physique criteria. Individuals will work one-on-one with a trainer with their workouts and diet each step of the way leading up to the Competition Day. Coaches are also provided to help with posing as well as all the intimate details involved with making your stage debut.
This is not just another fitness class. This is fitness Event. Spend your Monday evenings dancing away pounds and inches at the best dance venue in downtown Saint Louis. You will know this space as the former WS hotel. This class is for adults of all fitness levels. We start at 6:30pm but you can join us anytime before 7:15.
Location: 400 Washington Avenue Downtown Cost: $5 per visit or prepaid $20 for the Month.
Beachbody offers many different tools to help you motivate yourself to reach your personal health and fitness goals. They offer several workouts to choose from that Astarte at 25 minutes a day and up, meal plans that are easy and family friendly, a personal trainer to ask questions or advice.
I have always been an active person even as a child, I loved running around the neighborhood with friends, riding my bike mile upon mile, then when I was in my super early 20's I was rollerblading up to 13 miles a day! Then I met my husband! lol My Night and Shining Armor! We started spending so much time together that I completely forgot about exercising. Then shortly after that I landed my dream job...which also entailed 50 plus hours of work a week, a few years later we got married (my husband and I, not my job and I....just making sure you’re paying attention), then the kids came one kid for the next three years. So now I am a stay at home mom for three (may I say) super adorable boys! My oldest JUST turned 3 and the kids are crazy, who knew they would have THIS much energy! My 4 month old has cow protein and soy intolerance so I have had to eliminate both from my diet. That basically translates to nothing that’s pre-made or prepackaged, which we shouldn’t be eating anyway.
I believe there is a certain level of fitness that every mom is at because she’s pushing a stroller all over town, carrying laundry up and down the stairs, picking up the kids and cleaning up the messes left behind! But for me I wanted MORE (don’t we all!!) I wanted more energy, I wanted to eat better than mac-n-cheese, hot dogs, chicken nuggets, pizza and most of all I wanted my family to eat better than this too! I fell we are ALL WORTH IT!!
Sickle Cell Disease is an inherited condition that can cause several health complications. Sickle cell anemia is the most common type of sickle cell disease. Other types are hemoglobin SC disease, Hemoglobin S/beta-plus thalassemia, and Hemoglobin S/beta-zero thalassemia. Sickle cell is caused by an altered gene. This gene alteration causes the red blood cells to have a sickle or crescent moon shape and to become sticky and firm. The sticky texture of the cells causes them to clump together. The clumping together of cells is painful and more commonly known as a sickle cell crisis.
The I. Jerome and Rosemary Flance Early Learning Center at Murphy Park (Flance Center) is an innovative community facility that offers exceptional care and education for up to 154 children and their families in a child-focused, center-based, and diverse learning environment. Flance Early Learning Center carries on the legacy of Dr. I. Jerome Flance, a tireless advocate for high quality early childhood education and health interventions as the foundation for strong and healthy communities.
Flance Center’s “whole child” approach was developed by leading early childhood experts at LUME Institute and University City Children’s Center. Strong family support and home visitation programs will help to integrate the roles of family, school and community, thus providing a nurturing environment for children’s emotional, social, cognitive and physical health from birth through age five. It serves as a training center for current and future providers of childcare from the surrounding community, thereby enhancing the quality of early childhood learning beyond the walls of Flance Early Learning Center. Flance Center includes an on-site health suite for wellness check-ups, developmental screenings, immunizations, and other preventative services operated by local non-profit, Grace Hill.
The Doctrine of The Bread of Life Pentecostal Apostolic Church
We Believe: that the Bible is the inspired, infallible (unalterable) word of God, written by Holy Men of old as they were moved by the Holy Ghost. (2 Peter 1:20-21 & 2 Tim. 3:16-17)
We Believe: in ONE God who is infinite in power [Omnipotent], Holy in nature, attributes and purposes, as well as omniscient and omnipresent. (Deut. 6:4, 1 Cor 8:6, Eph 4:6)
Omnipotent: All Powerful ● Omniscient: All Knowing ● Omnipresence: All Present
We Believe: that He was revealed to us as Father in creation, as Son in redemption, and as Holy Spirit in His [comforting] grace that never leaves those who trust in Him. (2 Cor 5:19; Joel 2:28; Isaiah 45:18; John 1:1&14)
We Believe: that in Jesus Christ dwelleth all the fullness of the Godhead bodily; for it pleased the Father that in Him should all the fullness dwell. (Col 2:9; Col 1:19; John 10:30; John 14:8; 1 John 5:7; Isaiah 43:10-15)
We Believe: in the virgin birth. Jesus was both human and divine. He was God manifested in the flesh. (I Tim. 3:16; Isaiah 7:14; Isaiah 9:6)
We Believe: in the death, burial & resurrection of Jesus (1 Cor.15:1-8 & 20).
We Believe: that He ascended on high and has sent His spirit, the Holy Ghost, which was poured out at Jerusalem over 2,000 years ago, and it is this same Spirit that fills the hearts of those who seek Him today. (Acts 2:4 & 2:22-24; 1 Cor. 15:20)
We Believe: in baptism in water by immersion in the Name of the Lord Jesus Christ for the remission of sins and the baptism of the Holy Ghost, speaking in other tongues as the Spirit gives utterance. This constitutes the new birth. (Acts 2:4, 38; Acts 19:5-6; John 3:3-8; Acts 8:16; Acts 10:44-46; Titus 3:5)
We Believe: in living a Holy and Sanctified life apart from which one can not please God (Heb 12:14; 1 Thess. 4:3 & 7; Matt. 5:48; 2 Cor. 7:1; 1 Peter 1:16)
We Believe: in Divine Healing, Communion and foot washing (Mark 16:17-18; 1 Cor 11:23-26; John 13:4-15)
We Believe: [also] in the glorious catching away (The Rapture) of the saints when Jesus returns in the clouds of glory to take His people to Heaven. (1 Thess. 4:13-18; 1 Cor. 15:51-54)
We Believe: that JESUS is the only saving NAME... and so "whatsoever you do in word or deed, do ALL in the Name of the Lord Jesus." (Acts 4:12; Col. 3:17)
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The disputes between St. Stanislaus Parish and St. Louis Archdiocese are all about money, property, asset protection, control, and a belief by one man that he had absolute power to do as he wanted in his position as Archbishop. From 1891 to early 2004, the parishioners of St. Stanislaus lived in relative harmony with past Cardinals and Archbishops, who lead the Archdiocese of St. Louis. For example, on October 18, 1969, then Cardinal Karol Wojtyla, later to be Pope John Paul II, visited St. Louis and spent many hours at the rectory of St. Stanislaus and celebrated Mass later that evening, in 1991 Archbishop May celebrated the historic Centennial event of the deeding of the church property by Archbishop Kenrick to St. Stanislaus, in 2003, Cardinal Rigali blessed the newly completed Polish Heritage Center.
What then happened thereafter to impact these harmonious relationships between St. Stanislaus and the past leaders of the Archdiocese? In 2004 the then-Archbishop of the Archdiocese, Raymond L. Burke, determined to put into place a plan that would shield the assets of the Archdiocese from claims asserted by victims of what has become known as the priest scandals. Thousands of persons had filed lawsuits and continue to file lawsuits, claiming that they were victims of sexual abuse by priests of various Roman Catholic dioceses throughout the United States, including the Archdiocese of St. Louis. The Roman Catholic Church and its insurers have paid millions of dollars in redress to these claimants. The threat to the solvency of these archdioceses was so compelling that some took the extraordinary step of filing for bankruptcy. Archbishop Burke's Plan in his words would be a "…revision of the form of civil law structure of parishes [of the Archdiocese, but not St. Stanislaus, a civil corporation, which unlike these other parishes owned its assets outright] to nonprofit corporations…." Because these parishes were associations, with assets owned by the Archdiocese, the assets were at risk to be used to pay the claims of the victims. By using the civil law structure of nonprofit corporations, only the assets of the particular parish where the accused priest served would be at risk to pay claims. The assets of the other parishes in the Archdiocese would not or so the reasoning went. Prior to the Plan being instituted, Archbishop Burke observed that "The parishes of the Archdiocese of St. Louis, with the exception of St. Stanislaus…are presently structured in the form of unincorporated associations." With ominously chilling candor, Archbishop Burke, confident that all of his decisions and actions would never be questioned, promised: Once the final form has been given to the proposed revision of the civil law structure of the [other] parishes, St. Stanislaus…will be asked to accept the same civil structure as every other parish in the Archdiocese. If the board of director [of St. Stanislaus] refuses to revise the present structure of civil incorporation I will be left with no other choice than to declare that the parish is no longer part of the archdiocese [sometimes referred to herein as "suppression"]. In addition, in a letter to the parishioners of St. Stanislaus the Archbishop further defined what he would demand of St. Stanislaus, stating: I must insist that [St. Stanislaus] comply with the norm of Church law, as does every other parish in the Archdiocese, in what pertains to its structure….[St. Stanislaus] will continue to hold all of its [assets], but the administration of the [assets] will be carried out under the direction of the [Pope], [myself] and the priest [whom I appoint]…."
What Archbishop Burke did not clearly disclose in his communication with the members of St. Stanislaus is what he meant when he used the word "administration" as defined by the Church. The term "administration" in "Burkespeak" would allow the Archbishop to sell, change, and control parish property, so that while title might technically remain with St. Stanislaus the power to manage and fully control that power would be conveyed to Archbishop Burke. He backed up his demand with the threat that if St. Stanislaus did not obey he would remove it from the Archdiocese. In issuing this ultimatum Archbishop Burke ignored the covenants and provisions of the 1891 documents – documents that the Archdiocese claims govern and define the legal relationship between the Archdiocese and St. Stanislaus. Article III of the Charter expressly contradicts the power that Archbishop Burke claimed he had to compel St. Stanislaus to give him "administrative" control over its assets with these words: "The property, business, and affairs of [St. Stanislaus] shall be managed and fully controlled by a Board of Six directors . . . ."
In rightful reliance on secular law and promises guaranteed to it in the 1891 Charter, St. Stanislaus did not "conform" to "the Plan" and true to his word that he would "…be left with no other choice than to declare that the parish is no longer part of the archdiocese" Archbishop Burke decreed that St. Stanislaus was suppressed, a Canon Law term that describes the process by which a local parish is banished from an archdiocese. Before Archbishop Burke took this final action, he ordered the priests serving St. Stanislaus to cease serving it, later excommunicated the board of directors, and excommunicated a young Polish priest who courageously answered the call of the parishioners of St. Stanislaus to minister to their religious needs and lead them in worship, the first time on the eve of the day of the birth of Christ, 2005 before over 2000 joyful parishioners. The young Polish priest was named Father Marek Bozek. Before accepting the call to become the priest at St. Stanislaus, Father Bozek met at the Vatican with Pope John Paul II. Speaking together in Polish, Father Bozek asked the Pope to pray for him as he worked to decide whether he should accept the call from St. Stanislaus. The Pope replied that he had already been praying for Father Bozek and would continue to pray that God would bless Father Bozek's decisions and future ministry.
When it was a parish of the Archdiocese, St. Stanislaus was legitimately unique, both in terms of its Polish ethnic heritage, as well as its more secular status as a parish that owned the real property, improvements, and personal property that comprised the St. Stanislaus parish – a status that has existed for over 115 years. Archbishop Burke, as did his predecessors, understood this unique status. In an article in the Archdiocese controlled newspaper several months after he was installed as the ordinary of St. Louis, Archbishop Burke made these telling acknowledgements and admissions as to the special and unique status of St. Stanislaus, a status that he subsequently failed to respect and honor, based on his belief, albeit contrary to secular law, that he had the power to undue what Archbishop Kenrick and St. Stanislaus had agreed to more than one hundred years before Archbishop Burke moved into the mansion on Lindell Blvd. Archbishop Burke wrote in the May 14, 2004 edition of the St. Louis Review: I take great pride in St. Stanislaus Kostka Parish as a personal parish for Polish speaking Catholics and Catholics of Polish Heritage in the Archdiocese of St. Louis. . . . The present form of civil incorporation of St. Stanislaus . . . places complete authority for the administration of the parish in the hands of the board of directors, which operates according to its own bylaws. In summary the Archbishop recognized and acknowledged the unique status of St. Stanislaus as "a personal parish" and a form of civil incorporation that "places complete authority for the administration of the parish in the hands of the board of directors, which operates according to its own bylaws." These statements, made by a person, who is now on his way to the Vatican to, according to Archdiocese publicity, become someone akin to the Chief Justice of the United States Supreme Court, unequivocally confirm that the Archbishop knew, understood, and recognized what St. Stanislaus has always correctly contended was its status prior to the date Archbishop suppressed St. Stanislaus. He ends his article with a threat – that in spite of St. Stanislaus being a personal parish vested with complete authority for its administration in its board of directors – he would suppress or banish St. Stanislaus from the Archdiocese if it did not agree to his demand that it no longer be a personal parish and no longer have authority for the "administration" of its assets vested in its board of directors, presumably because he believed, as the Archbishop, that he had the power to do so regardless of the legal status confirmed on St. Stanislaus in 1891. In the article the Archbishop did not assert that the Archdiocese and/or he had certain legal rights to control St. Stanislaus. In fact Archbishop Burke wrote to the contrary, acknowledging the unique status of St. Stanislaus. Nor did he accuse St. Stanislaus of any violations of Church Canon Law, question the faith of its members, nor indicate that it was not Roman Catholic. At the time that the Archbishop made the startling admissions and in substance said, "I don't care what the relationship is legally, if St. Stanislaus does not obey me they will be punished," the Archdiocese had placed a young priest and canon lawyer in the parish as Parochial Administrator named Father Philip Bene. Father Bene did not speak Polish and was not an effective administrator, much less a competent pastor for the spiritual and pastoral needs of the members of St. Stanislaus. But for the furtherance of the Archbishop's agenda he was obedient, compliant and loyal to his superior the Archbishop. In his article in the St. Louis Review, Archbishop Burke wrote: Regarding parish funds, no bishop [and presumably no priest either] may confiscate the funds of any parish. Such action is directly forbidden by the Code of Canon Law.
The Archdiocese and some ill-intentioned individuals allege that in 2004, an unresolved dispute arose among the directors of St. Stanislaus regarding the operation of the Parish. There was such a dispute, but the Archdiocese in bad faith fails to provide any background on the nature of the dispute. In fact the St. Stanislaus Board of Directors had notified Father Bene that the Parish operating funds and a never before touched emergency fund (approximately $60,000) had been exhausted by him and asked him to account for the missing funds. He refused to do. This was "the unresolved dispute" - a serious dispute that touched upon whether there had been "a confiscation" of St. Stanislaus funds, an act that if true was "directly forbidden by the Code of Cannon Law." Archbishop Burke did nothing to resolve the dispute. He did nothing to investigate whether there was confiscation and misappropriation of parish funds by Father Bene. The Archbishop could not objectively resolve the dispute because Father Bene was his loyalist. Instead, Father Bene who to be an effective pastor had to have the trust and respect of the parishioners of St. Stanislaus breached what little trust and respect he had by arrogantly telling the Board he would not account for the shortfall in parish funds. By failing to hold Father Bene accountable, Archbishop Burke condoned a violation of Canon Law. In the same St. Louis Review article, Archbishop Burke wrote: And I have confirmed publicly my intention to help [St. Stanislaus] in every way possible, pledging that it will enjoy my fullest support. For example, even though the archdiocese anticipates having fewer priests to assign in the coming year, I have promised to St. Stanislaus . . . the service of both a priest of the archdiocese and a native Polish priest. After pledging that St. Stanislaus would "enjoy my fullest support" and promising "the service of both a priest of the archdiocese and a native Polish priest," Archbishop Burke ordered Father Bene to vacate St. Stanislaus overnight without notice in August of 2004, not as a rebuke to Father Bene, but as punishment directed to St. Stanislaus because it had not shown a willingness to implement "the Plan." Thereafter, Archbishop Burke refused to assign a new priest to St. Stanislaus and, as already plead, continued his campaign of coercion and punishment for "disobedience" by excommunication and suppression. He also forbade the holding of baptisms and marriages in the St. Stanislaus owned church. And not surprisingly he never resolved the "dispute." Moreover, Father Bene, when he packed and left St. Stanislaus suddenly without a priest, took property of the parish without permission, including books and records, furniture, sacred objects for worship, and Polish hymnals, which are now being used at another archdiocesan parish and have stamped on the inside cover "Property of St. Stanislaus." The property that disappeared in the night, when Father Bene followed the orders of Archbishop Burke, was as noted the property of St. Stanislaus, paid for by the members of the parish. Because it was a "personal parish" as Archbishop Burke described it, virtually no monies were given to St. Stanislaus by the Archdiocese over the years.
Stunned that the actions of Archbishop Burke did not crush and coerce St. Stanislaus to submit to "the Plan," and dismayed that St. Stanislaus, post suppression, is a growing, flourishing, and vibrant Roman Catholic parish, the Archdiocese along with six individuals turned to the secular courts for relief, constructing a disingenuous Verified Petition that attempts to support the actions of the Archbishop based upon equity and the rule of law, when those actions instead were based upon the unilateral edict of the Archbishop, grounded in a scheme to protect the assets of the Archdiocese from civil claimants victimized by its priests, some of whom have gone to jail. Hence, the contentions of the Archdiocese that St. Stanislaus is no longer a Roman Catholic Church are circular and beg the question because it was Archbishop Burke who broke the promises and covenants granted to St. Stanislaus by Archbishop Kenrick and, under secular law, it is elementary that once one party materially breaches an agreement the other party is released from its obligations. Archbishop Burke's massively miscalculated the will of the people of St. Stanislaus, believing they would "crack" and accede to his demands, making an affront to the dignity of the proud parishioners and a material violation of the legally binding transaction by and between St. Stanislaus and Archbishop Kenrick and his successors. Only after filing a civil lawsuit and realizing that St. Stanislaus would not only not collapse and cave in to the Archbishop and adopt the Plan, has the Archdiocese offered in a press release to place a parish priest at St. Stanislaus. That person, a man named Father Marchlewski, is 75 years old, does not speak Polish, and has a full time position as a teacher at St. Louis University High School. With amazing audacity and failing to disclose the background of Father Marchlewski, the Archdiocese disingenuously suggests that its candidate is capable of serving a growing parish with over 500 families, minimum three Masses every weekend (one in Polish, which is vital to the vibrant heritage of St. Stanislaus), and a myriad of other church and mission programs.
Priestless as of August, 2004, St. Stanislaus held prayer meetings on Sundays and limped along until members of the board reached out and found Father Marek Bozek. When Father Bozek agreed to serve St. Stanislaus, filling a need for a parish priest that the Archdiocese had caused, Archbishop Burke, contrary to his promise in the St. Louis Review article to provide two priests, including one who could speak Polish, took these actions against Father Bozek: excommunicated him, convinced Father Bozek's Bishop from the diocese where he served before he came to St. Stanislaus to change his mind and not grant him the leave of absence, tried to convince federal immigration officials to deport Father Bozek, brought charges to have Father Bozek laicized (defrocked as a priest). Ironically, since Father Bozek was called to St. Stanislaus, the membership rolls have increased substantially, along with attendance at Mass, baptisms, marriages, and participation in church activities. Father Bozek is a great and charismatic pastor. His skills as a leader of worship are incredible; his homilies inspiring. Consequently, many people have joined St. Stanislaus and worship there because of his presence as the parish pastor.
On March 15, 2012 St. Louis Circuit Judge Bryan Hettenbach, affirmed St. Stanislaus' ownership of its property and its right to craft bylaws that limit the authority of the Roman Catholic Church over our congregation. The case came to trial after 18 months of legal wrangling, and it took Hettenbach more than a year from the end of the trial last February to rule. found for that board in 10 of the case's 12 counts. In the 50-page decision, the judge ruled that "the Archbishop may own the souls of wayward St. Stanislaus parishioners, but the St. Stanislaus Parish Corporation owns its own property." In reading the ruling, one phrase repeatedly jumps out, in count after count: "Judgment is entered in favor of Defendant Polish Roman Catholic St. Stanislaus Parish."
On February 13, 2013 St. Stanislaus Parish and the Archdiocese of St. Louis issued the following joint statement: "The Archdiocese of St. Louis and St. Stanislaus have resolved their legal dispute. The Archdiocese will dismiss its appeal and the judgment of the trial court is now final. St. Stanislaus has agreed that it will not hold itself out as affiliated in any way with the Archdiocese of St. Louis or the Roman Catholic Church. By bringing this legal dispute to an end, we pray that this will help to initiate a process of healing.”
After 120 years of independence, the people of St. Stanislaus now have a court decision acknowledging their freedom to chart their own course. Now that this long dispute has finally come to end, it is time to move on. ST. STANISLAUS LIVES!!!
St. Patrick Center is building permanent, positive change by helping hundreds of families each year move into permanent HOMES; by placing hundreds of people each year into full-time and part-time JOBS; and by providing HEALTH services to hundreds of people each year dealing with mental illness and/or substance abuse.
A portion of Old North St. Louis Restoration Group’s programming has been funded in part with a grant from the U.S. Dept. of Housing & Urban Development, made possible by the City of St. Louis Community Development Administration.
PEACE Weaving Wholeness: Helping Women Heal, and Remain Whole Distance: 0.6 miCompetitive Analysis 2700 N 14th St St. Louis, MO 63106
Peace Education Action Compassion & Empowerment (P.E.A.C.E.) Weaving Wholeness is a new nonprofit corporation in the state of Missouri. The purpose of this corporation is:
• to support and conduct non-partisan research, education, and informational activities to increase public awareness of women (daughters, sisters, cousins, mothers, friends, neighbors, or others) about caregiving and self-care,
• to provide social support and development of networks, and
• to support sustainable physical, mental, spiritual, and economic wellbeing, and sustainability activities.
A significant part of sustainability is peace and the reduction and elimination of social and physical violence. As our inaugural event, we wanted to reach a wide range of women and the broader community to make them aware of how they can work for sustainability. After a year of research about the health concerns of homeless women and a retreat, we decided to host “Stop the Violence 4 Peace” Day and tour of the peace sites. This event is taking place in conjunction with the Old North St. Louis Farmers Market (ONSL) Farmer's Market on July 18, 2015. The market supplies organic produce at nominal prices to community residents, as well as cultural educational opportunities.
The goal is to reduce and prevent all forms of violence including gun violence, domestic violence and social violence, and will be followed up with ongoing values and skills-based education. The pilot event will engage community residents across generations and organizations to create public artistic expressions. Also, organizations will be asked to plant a peace pole. A Peace Pole is a hand-crafted monument that displays the message and prayer May Peace Prevail on Earth on each of its four or six sides, usually in different languages. There are tens of thousands of Peace Poles in 180 countries all over the world dedicated as monuments to peace. They serve as constant reminders for us to visualize, work, and pray for peace. (http://www.peacepoleproject.org/).
On “Stop the Violence 4 Peace” Day a tour of the sites will take place in conjunction with the Old North Farmers Market and festivities. The tour will highlight sites in Old North, Salisbury, Hyde Park, and other North St Louis sites.
We are also currently fundraising to purchase peace poles for residents in these communities who are unable to afford them for display on their property. Each person will be asked to write why they think this is important, what they will do to support peace and nonviolence, and display a peace and nonviolence sign in their window.
Saint Louis Fashion Fund Distance: 0.7 miCompetitive Analysis 1533 Washington Ave St. Louis, MO 63103
Northside Workshop (NSW) is a nonprofit art space dedicated to addressing cultural and community issues in North Saint Louis. A collaboration between the Old North Saint Louis Restoration Group, the Kranzberg Arts Foundation and Artist/Cultural Activist Juan WIlliam Chávez, restored a historic brick building in danger of being destroyed and transformed it into an art space. Northside Workshop’s high-impact programming and projects incorporates socially engaged art, education and creative placemaking that engross the community in creative projects that focus on community identified issues developed through partnerships and collaborations.
Since launching our community-based programs in 2010, we have saved and completely restored our brick building on Saint Louis Avenue and further contributed to the beautification of the neighborhood by initiating youth programming in the form of beekeeping and urban agriculture on-site. This year we were able to expand the number of students participating in the Young Honey Crew program with support from Ovation Television Network. These funds additionally allowed us to purchase necessary beekeeping and gardening equipment, as well as art supplies. Our food program also grew this year taking food from seed-to-table by teaching Young Honey Crew members how to incorporate fresh ingredients grown on-site into nutritious recipes.