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Abdul-Kaba Abdullah Named Executive Director

October 26, 2017 in Bevo Mill, Botanical Heights, Central West End, Cheltenham, Development, executive director, Featured, Forest Park Southeast, Park Central Development, st louis, The 17th Ward by Gelinda

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Park Central Development has announced the selection of Abdul-Kaba Abdullah, M.A., as its new Executive Director.  The selection was made after a regional search and a selection process.Abdul’s resume includes over 13 years of municipal and governmental affairs, executive administration, as well as Total Quality Management experience in the nonprofit sector.

Abdul is one of the premier, young civic leaders in the St. Louis Region.  Prior to his appointment as Executive Director at Park Central, Abdul served as City Manager for the City of Berkeley where in 2016 he was named 40 under 40 by the St. Louis Business Journal for his outstanding work in the region.  In 2015, he was recognized by the St. Louis American Newspaper Foundation for his accomplishments in management in municipal government and reform.  He also served the City of St. Louis in the Affordable Housing Commission and Better Family Life as Assistant Manager of Workforce Development.

Abdul is a native of St. Louis, Missouri, and is married to his bride of six yeas Andrea.  They reside in The City of St. Louis with their three children Brianna, Abbi, and Aiden.  He is a graduate of Northwest Missouri State University where he was honored with the Distinguished Young Alumni award and holds dual Master’s Degrees in Total Quality Management and Management from Webster University.

The Park Central Board and the communities which we serve are looking forward to Abdul’s leadership and energy as he guides the organization to the next level.

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Washington University Medical Center Holiday Outreach Program

October 13, 2017 in Botanical Heights, Central West End, Forest Park Southeast, Tiffany by Gelinda

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Washington University Medical Center Redevelopment Corporation is accepting applications for its Holiday Outreach Program.   If you or someone you know may need a little extra help for this year’s holiday season, there is help available.

The deadline is October 31, so time is running out.  Applications can be submitted at 4400 Chouteau, St. Louis Mo 63110 either in person or by mail.  For more information, call Jaime at 314.747.2331.

 

 

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It’s Not Too Late to Recruit at the Job Fair 9/9

August 28, 2017 in Botanical Heights, Forest Park Southeast by Gelinda

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We are still accepting applications from local businesses for the Job Fair Saturday, September 9th.  If your company is looking to hire employees from your neighborhood, come to the job fair and make a positive impact in your backyard.  For more information, contact Linda Nguyen at 314.535.5311 or linda@pcd-stl.org.
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Park Central Development 2015 Annual Report

January 25, 2016 in Botanical Heights, Central West End, Cheltenham, Development, Forest Park Southeast, Forest Park Southeast Neighborhood Association, Gibson Heights, grove, Infrastructure, Kings Oak, Park Central Development, Shaw, st louis, Sustainability, The 17th Ward, Tiffany, West Pine-Laclede Neighborhood Association by Gelinda

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It has been a great year for Park Central Development and the neighborhoods and communities with whom we work.

Please take a moment and review our 2015 Annual Report and learn more about some of the activities we were involved in last year.

We look forward to 2016 and all of the opportunity the year will bring.

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Park Central welcomes new position

January 14, 2016 in Botanical Heights, Central West End, Cheltenham, Forest Park Southeast, Gibson Heights, grove, Park Central Development, Shaw, st louis by 314media

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Park Central Development is happy to introduce our newest staff member, Hannah Curtin.  Hannah is a familiar face, having joined Park Central Development as an intern in August, 2014.  Hannah has been involved with multiple marketing efforts, special events, and development analysis efforts in the last year.

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Hannah holds a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Community and Regional Planning from Missouri State.  As Associate Project Manager her duties will include assisting with the establishment of the Bevo Community Improvement District, helping to produce Grove special events, leading the Grove’s social media efforts, and introducing the new CWELive social media campaign in the Central West End.

Hannah grew up in South St. Louis, on the edge of the Holly Hills and Dutchtown neighborhoods.  In her spare time, she continues to explore the neighborhoods of her native city.  Hannah loves the outdoors, rock climbing, hiking, and camping.  Working for Park Central, she has uncovered a natural gift for graphic design.  She is an amateur photographer who enjoys visiting architectural salvage yards and repurposing her finds.

Hannah Curtin has this to say about her work, “Since starting at Park Central Development as a volunteer in August of 2014, I have gained an enormous amount of knowledge.  I look forward to learning more from my colleagues and to continue to cater to the success of St. Louis as a whole.  I am grateful to be working for an organization dedicated to bringing St. Louis to its highest potential.”

“In the last 18 months, Hannah has demonstrated an exceptional passion for improving her hometown.” says Park Central Development Executive Director, Brooks Goedeker. “She understands what it takes to make neighborhoods successful and has been a tremendous team player and attribute to Park Central.”

We hope you will join us in welcoming Hannah as part of our organization.

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