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Shaw Community Center Needs Support

By Stephanie Herbers | 5 Comments

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 | 5 Comments

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 | 5 Comments

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 | 5 Comments

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 | 5 Comments

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 | 5 Comments

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

A Bit of Shaw History: Henry Flad

By Stephanie Herbers | 5 Comments

 Two of Shaw’s streets are named after engineers who made significant contributions to the City of St. Louis— Flad Avenue (Henry W. Flad) and Klemm Avenue (Richard Klemm). Below is a brief history of Henry Flad that first appeared in the January newsletter of the American Society of Civil Engineers- St. Louis Section. Henry Flad: A Pioneering St. Louis Civil Engineer was written by Charles Buescher and edited by Jeff Fouse.  HENRY W. FLAD… Read More

Remarks to the Ferguson Commission by Lawrence Johnson, SNIA President

By Laura Kinsell-Baer | 5 Comments

Good evening Ferguson Commission, welcome to the Shaw neighborhood. Shaw, being the location of one of three incidents that gave rise to the establishment of this Commission, is uniquely situated to address your charge: “to help chart a new path toward healing and positive change for the residents of the St. Louis region.” On viewing the racialized media images of the shootings and hearing the reactions of pundits, politicians, and activists, one might well come… Read More

Spotlight on Shaw: Neighbors Helping Neighbors

By Laura Kinsell-Baer | 5 Comments

By Lawrence Johnson, President Shaw Neighborhood Improvement Association With the shooting of Vonderitt Myers Jr. in Shaw coming on the heels of the shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson and Kajieme Powell in Riverview, many people were left feeling, “here we go again, the same old, same old.” In a sense that’s true. With the growing social/economic divides, prevailing racism, and escalating fear in our society, such tragic shootings are likely to continue. Read More

#Shaw

By Emma Klues | 5 Comments

Check back here to continue to see people sharing their perspectives on the Historic Shaw Neighborhood. We are not without our challenges, but our community is standing strong together. [View the story “#Shaw” on Storify]… Read More