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WHAT: A community celebration featuring residents and City leaders to mark the completion of the community-led North Central Plan that includes the Covenant Blu-Grand Center and Vandeventer neighborhoods. WHO: - Alderwoman Dwinderlin Evans, 4th Ward - Alderman Jesse Todd, 18th Ward - Alderwoman Marlene Davis, 19th Ward - Cecilia Dvorak, City Planning Executive - North Central Steering committee leaders (See the full steering committee here.) - Community residents WHEN: Saturday, May 15, from 2 - 3:30 pm 2:00 - North Central Steering Committee co-chairs opening address 2:10 - Public endorsements by Alderwomen and Alderman 2:20 – North Central Steering Committee officially submits the Plan to Planning and Urban Design Agency 2:30 – An all-ages Public Art Project answering “My Community is...” facilitated by the Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis. Additionally, organizations within the footprint of the Plan will be present including St. Alphonsus Liguori "Rock" Catholic Church, Great Rivers Greenway, and Big Muddy Dance Company. WHERE: Deaconess Center for Child Well-Being, 1000 North Vandeventer, St. Louis, MO 63113 Socially distanced, outdoors on Center Campus Courtyard BACKGROUND: The North Central Plan is a community-led visioning and strategic planning process which has now been completed. The final plan includes a Statement of Core Values and Community Vision; plan goals; and identified projects, programs, and actions. The foundation of the planning process has been an asset-based approach. The key asset is the members of the community – the people. The community has focused on its strengths and opportunities and created a shared vision for the future that includes their aspirations and will show results. A full map of the North Central Plan footprint can be found here. Deaconess Center for Child Well-Being is a community action tank established by Deaconess Foundation. Its mission is to build power to advance child well-being in the St. Loui
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