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Shaw Community Center | Update & Thank You

By Stephanie Herbers | 1 Comment

Written by: Becky Reinhart While monitoring the sign-in table at the Shaw Community Center recently, a couple of the young men coming in to play basketball thanked me for letting them use the space; I was caught off guard, because I really don’t deserve any of the thanks! I would like to pass along all of the gratitude to those neighbors who have donated their money or time, whether in small or large… Read More

Shaw Conversation(s) Update

By Stephanie Herbers | 1 Comment

  Authored by: Chip Meyer, co-organizer of Shaw Conversations The most recent Shaw Conversation (Monday, July 20) at the Shaw Community Center in Mullanphy School welcomed several new voices. The kick-off topic, “My Shaw is…,” encouraged folks to share during the open-mic portion of the conversation. These testimonies sparked discussion of how people experience different aspects of Shaw, experience them differently, and value different aspects of the neighborhood and its community. Some attendees reflected… Read More

2015 Helping Hands Awardees

By Stephanie Herbers | 1 Comment

The Shaw Neighborhood Improvement Association (SNIA) is happy to announce the following recipients of the 2015 Helping Hands Grants. City Garden Montessori for ColorBrave series (Primary Contact: Christie Huck) Mental Health America of Eastern Missouri for two seminars for adults and children on emotional intelligence (Primary Contact: Mark Utterback) Saint Louis University Micah Program for their annual Shaw Halloween Party (Primary Contact: Debra Wilson) Cornerstone Center for Early Learning for… Read More

Shaw Community Center Needs Support

By Stephanie Herbers | 1 Comment

Walk through door #6 on the west side of Mullanphy ILC on a Monday, Wednesday, or Friday night in May and you will see Shaw teens and young adults playing basketball in the gym and younger children playing Jenga, checkers, or drawing in the cafeteria. Earlier this year, a group of residents saw the need for an open and safe space for Shaw youth, and adults, to use in the evenings. With support from the… Read More

2015 Helping Hands Grants— Applications Now Open!

By Stephanie Herbers | 1 Comment

In keeping with Shaw Neighborhood Improvement Association’s (SNIA) mission to “improve and maintain the quality of life of all Shaw residents,” we offer the Shaw Helping Hands Grant program to assist those who share that vision and are taking an active part in making it a reality. Helping Hands grants are made possible by proceeds from the Historic Shaw Art Fair. Specifically, SNIA invites proposals to benefit the quality of… Read More

Spotlight on Shaw: Zee Bee Market

By Emma Klues | 1 Comment

You don’t have to go far to find another unique perspective in this neighborhood. This latest one comes from Shaw resident and South Grand business owner Julio Zegarra-Ballon. Julio opened a shop on South Grand between Wyoming and Humphrey last fall, full of beautiful Fair Trade, hand-crafted goods from around the globe. I personally found a purse there right when they opened and have used it literally every single day since. Score! Julio, who moved… Read More

Tackling Hard Topics

By Emma Klues | 1 Comment

Are you interested in tackling the hard topics facing our community and the world today? Want to get to know some neighbors and hear diverse perspectives? Here’s what your Shaw neighbors are organizing: SNIA’s Community Conversations Sunday, March 15   4-6pm The Word at Shaw – 4265 Shaw Blvd We are continuing our Shaw Conversations in 2015. Join us for the first of what we envision as many opportunities… Read More

Parking: A Collaborative Adventure

By Emma Klues | 1 Comment

Life in St. Louis City is both wonderful and sometimes challenging. But, the challenges can be reduced in magnitude when we all remember to be kind and respectful to one another. Photo Credit: Paul Sableman via Flickr Have you ever visited another city and driven around and around looking… Read More

Shaw & Tell

By Emma Klues | 1 Comment

Have you heard of our Shaw & Tell series? With 6,800 residents in Shaw, we know there is a wealth of knowledge, skills, and diverse experiences within our neighborhood. In September 2014, we started organizing free or low-cost events where Shaw residents demo a skill or share an experience. We hope this is an opportunity where you can learn something new while connecting with neighbors. We… Read More