Become a member of Thread STL

Members of Thread STL share a commitment to community partnership as an expectation for sustainable, impactful community change.

Our Members:

Thread STL was created by and for community change makers.

As a peer learning community, members share a commitment to community partnership as an expectation for sustainable, impactful community change, as well as a commitment to learning and development.

Thread primarily seeks to serve those whose role is to lead or manage a community partnership—in a full-time, part-time, or unpaid capacity—and those who provide crucial resources to support community partnerships, including funders, advocates, and advisors.

Community Partnerships:

How does Thread define “community partnership”?

Thread STL defines “community partnership” as a group of stakeholders working to achieve shared goals within a community. Examples include an association working at the neighborhood level to reduce crime, a team working regionally to improve graduation rates, or a partnership working to address lead abatement in one municipality. Participants often come from multiple sectors typically including faith, arts and culture, business, community development, social service organizations, health, media, government, law enforcement, and education. These groups are sometimes also called alliances, or councils, as well as, partnerships and coalitions.

Thread STL Member Benefits:

  • Access to a member’s only online platform providing practical tools and best practices, including a member directory.
  • Free attendance at Thread STL events.
  • A strong, peer-supported learning network for practitioners leading and supporting community partnerships and coalitions
  • Monthly e-newsletter.

Due to the generosity of our partners and supporters, Thread STL membership is free for a limited time. Have questions? Visit our Contact Us page.