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Thursday, July 19, 2012

ONSLRG Welcomes Claire Wolff as Community Engagement Specialist

As of last week, Claire Wolff has joined the staff of Old North St. Louis Restoration Group, taking on the role of Community Engagement Specialist.

ONSLRG established this new position to expand the organization’s capacity to involve residents of the neighborhood in our comprehensive revitalization efforts throughout Old North.  Working closely with the Social Outreach Committee, Claire will assist with planning Quality of Life meetings and will coordinate outreach for a range of projects, such as the North City Farmers’ Market. Claire will also work closely with partner organizations to ensure that their programming serves the needs of residents in Old North and to get the word out to residents about the programming and services available to them in the neighborhood.

ONSLRG has been able to create this new position thanks to financial support from Equifax Foundation and Incarnate Word Foundation.  We greatly appreciate the generosity of both foundations and their support for ONSLRG’s mission to revitalize the physical and social dimensions of Old North in a manner that respects the community’s historic, cultural, and urban character.

Claire stood out in a pool of extremely qualified candidates because she brings to the job just about everything we were looking for with this new position.  As a neighborhood resident who’s worked in the community for a number of years, including as the manager of the Urban Studio Cafe (as pictured above in a 2011 issue of St. Louis Magazine), Claire knows the community as well as almost anybody.  Better yet, Claire’s friendly and engaging personality wins over just about everybody who meets her.  With a Masters in Social Work from Washington University’s Brown School, Claire has served as a supervisor for MSW practicum students who’ve worked for us, so Claire already has supervisory experience and is on the approved field instructor list at all of the area social work schools, which will be very helpful as we continue to receive interest from students seeking internships with ONSLRG.

As ONSLRG seeks to become more financially stable and sustainable, Claire’s experience with grant writing (and the whole grant process from research through managing and reporting on grants after approval) should come in handy.

If you see Claire out and around in the neighborhood, please welcome her to our staff and thank her for joining us.

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