CWC Neighborhood Leadership Fellows

CWC Neighborhood Leadership Fellows

Leadership doesn't stop in a pandemic. The NLF 2020 cohort continues to meet virtually. For more information, contact Claire at 

Neighborhood Leadership Fellows is an advanced leadership training  program of UMSL, MU Extension and the St. Louis Promise Zone-St. Louis Economic Development Partnership.

The mission of Neighborhood Leadership Fellows (NLF) is to increase and amplify the voices of North St. Louis City and County residents at the civic decision-making tables in order to produce more equitable regional policies for neighborhoods. The primary geographic focus area is neighborhoods within the St. Louis Promise Zone due to the well-documented need for more targeted investment. Learn more about the St. Louis Promise Zone


What to Expect

Neighborhood Leadership Fellows is a nine-month advanced leadership training for community leaders.

The Neighborhood Leadership Fellows provides hands-on training emphasizing:

Educational Workshops on policies, new research and innovation that promote equitable neighborhood development (housing, education, economic development, public safety)

Tactical Trainings on communication, followability, organizing

Positional Power Trainings for boards, commissions, committees, and public office

Collaborative Learning through dialogue, discussion, and presentations among fellows and experts

Mentoring and Networking with other civic leaders and peers


Program Update:  The 2019 Neighborhood Leadership Fellows started on January 11, 2019 and includes 25 residents. 

Neighborhood Leadership Fellows is a highly selective program for residents from the St. Louis Promise Zone.

If you are interested in NLF but live outside of the Promise Zone, we welcome your registration for Neighborhood Leadership Academy, our flagship leadership program for the entire St. Louis region. More information.

Individuals selected to participate in Neighborhood Leadership Fellows will receive a stipend. 


Neighborhood Leadership Fellows is generously supported by Missouri Foundation for Health.