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Outreach Weekend Report

March 11-12, 2005


by Justin Placek

On the weekend of March 11, approximately 90 students, staff, and volunteers made the trip to East St. Louis. Although, the weather was a little chilly all of students worked very hard on 5 projects. The classes that were involved were: Landscape Architecture, Urban Planning, Library and Information Science (Prairie Net), Social Work, and Architecture.


Beautifying Jackie Joyner-Kersse Center

On Friday Afternoon, about 20 Landscape architecture students, staff, and residents worked on beautifying the landscape around the JJK center. All of these people applied mulch around all of the shrubs and trees around the JJK center.

Emerson Park Youth Build Activity

by Laura Knutson- Urban and Regional Planning

The second work weekend for UP 478 was a bit more relaxed. On Friday we split into two groups so that we could do things simultaneously. One group watched a video with YouthBuild students and had a discussion about urban planning and another had a tour of Lessie Bates Neighborhood House and met with Aundrea Young. Saturday the entire class attended the SLACO (St. Louis Association of Community Organizations) conference in St. Louis. This conference was geared at grass roots and neighborhood organizations in the metro area and held sessions on topics ranging from lead abatement and problem properties to economic development and youth.

Land of Lincoln Housing Assessments

Over the weekend 5 houses were assessed for the Land of Lincoln.

CTC Setup

This weekend approximately 30 students and staff members of Prairie Net worked together to set up community technology centers (CTCs) in East St. Louis.


More photos from the weekend.

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Last modified: 21 April, 2005 by Justin Placek