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One Common Language


Welcoming New St. Louisans  From Around the World. 

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One Common Language


Welcoming New St. Louisans  From Around the World. 

 

A Melting pot for STL's tomorrow

The Gateway Welcome Project recognizes the role that immigrants have played in our history and will continue to play in the future growth of the St. Louis region's economy. We realize that we can and must welcome and encourage immigrant youth to dream about being future leaders. What began as one small effort to do that has grown to involve many people and many disciplines in an ongoing program that will be game-changing in its approach and impact.  

 
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Meet the Future


 

 

 

these kids can make a difference in THE STL Region's future. You can make a difference in theirs.

 

Meet the Future


 

 

 

these kids can make a difference in THE STL Region's future. You can make a difference in theirs.

 

The idea that initiated the Gateway Welcome Project was converting a worn, scarred St. Louis Public School playground into a place where young New Americans from around the world could play soccer.

It quickly morphed into a much larger vision. That vision included a signature shelter area, landscaping and community gardens, healthy kids initiatives, STEM education opportunities and more.

The initial projects are scheduled to debut during Welcoming Week 2016, September 16-25, 2016, a time when America welcomes the contributions that immigrants have made, and will make, to the future of this nation.

Going foward we envision a continuity of effort from more construction efforts to programming. For that reason we decided to form the not-for-profit corporation which we have called the Gateway Welcome Project.

To date, the program has involved participation and collaboration from the following organizations and individuals

  • Bergfeld Recreation

  • Bistate Utilities

  • Cole Engineering

  • Construction Forum STL 

  • Construction Forum Education Foundation

  • DG2 Design

  • Eastern Missouri Laborers District Council

  • Engraphix

  • Fred Weber, Inc. 

  • Jenny Birge

  • Klance Unlimited

  • McCarthy Leonard & Kaemmerer

  • Metropolitan Sewer District

  • Midwest Block and Stone

  • Midwest Construction Products and Services

  • Millstone Weber

  • Pace Construction

  • St. Louis Composting

  • St. Louis Mosaic Project

  • St. Louis Pick Up Soccer

  • St. Louis Scott Gallagher Soccer Club

  • PHL, Inc.

  • St. Louis Public Schools

  • Tao + Lee Architects

  • Thomas Industrial Coatings

  • Sam Fox School of Visual Art and Design, WUSTL

  • SITE Improvement Association

  • Xgrass

 
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Collaboration


Working together to make a difference

Collaboration


Working together to make a difference

Building a future, learning from one another

As the Gateway Welcome Project has evolved, we have learned from working with one another.

Washington University students have worked with construction industry veterans. Those students have worked with NCNAA students, school district officials and others. We have gained knowledge and insight from one another in the process.

If you'd like to get involved in this collaboration to change the future of immigrant youth and of the St. Louis region by contributing your time, talent, or treasure, click here. 

Checks payable to Gateway Welcome Project STL can be mailed to:
Construction Forum STL, 3245 Hampton Ave., Second Floor, St. Louis, MO 63139