January 2016 Newsletter

Our latest newsletter is available for download here. It’s the 3rd edition for the 2015-16 year.

Neighborhood Meeting 1/21/2016

Our third KHNA General meeting of the season is next week, 7p Thursday 1/21 at the Kennard CJA. It’s your chance to talk to your Alderman, Police, and Neighbors, and just generally find out what’s happening in Kingshighway Hills.

KHNA Holiday Event at FRC

Per tradition, KHNA is happy to again have their Holiday event at the Family Resource Center (FRC). Our event will be Thursday December 10th at 6pm, at the FRC located at Fyler & Kingshighway. We’ll wrap gifts for the kids, help decorate their facility, and have some light snacks.

What can you bring to donate to the cause?
Feel free to bring a NEW gift that can be wrapped and given to the kids they support. They especially need books for teens, or baby board books, since they run out of those first. Stuffed animals are great too. They also need wrapping paper and gift wrapping supplies. They go through a lot of it!

Want to know more about the FRC?
Their mission is to give kids a chance at a better life by preventing and treating all forms of child abuse and neglect by strengthening families through family-centered therapeutic, educational, and support services. Visit their website for more info.

Neighborhood Meeting 11/19/2015

Our second KHNA General meeting of the season is this week, 7p Thursday 11/19 at the Kennard CJA. It’s your chance to talk to your Alderman, Police, and Neighbors, and just generally find out what’s happening in Kingshighway Hills.

November 2015 Newsletter

Our latest newsletter is available for download here. It’s the 2nd edition for the 2015-16 year.

Neighborhood Meeting 9/17/2015

Our first KHNA General meeting of the season is next week, 7p Thursday 9/17 at the Kennard CJA. It’s your chance to talk to your Alderman, Police, and Neighbors, and just generally find out what’s happening in Kingshighway Hills.

Did we mention the free Ted Drewes? Per tradition, we will be serving Ted Drewes at our first meeting. Hope to see you there.

Neighborhood Ownership Model

NOM

The Kingshighway Hills Neighborhood Association is joining forces with Tilles Park Neighborhood Association to participate in the Circuit Attorney’s Neighborhood Ownership Model Program.

What is the Neighborhood Ownership Model?
The NOM is a program from the Circuit Attorney’s office that seeks to increase the level of active ownership that citizens take in their own neighborhoods. Criminals often target neighborhoods where they know that the crimes will be ignored, or the neighborhood is less likely to fight back. With tools from the NOM program, neighborhoods have more information on the crime that affects them, and also a voice in process when criminals are prosecuted. You can visit the CAO site to learn more about the NOM program.

Why did we choose to partner with TPNA?
The City of St. Louis does not recognize Kingshighway Hills or Tilles Park as separate neighborhoods. Officially, we are recognized together as North Hampton. There is also value to pooling our volunteer resources together, so a partnership makes a lot of sense either way.

What can I do to help?
The NOM program starts with getting trained. The CAO office holds regular training sessions where you can be introduced to NOM resources and what you’ll be able to do as a part of the program.

Once you are trained, there are various roles that you will be able to help our neighborhood fill:

  • Write impact statement letters that can be used in a prosecution
  • Help get signatures for letters we want to submit (at meetings, happy hours?)
  • Be a point of contact for the SLMPD or CAO
  • Be a point of contact for your neighbors
  • Use the online court tools to track cases relevant to our neighborhood
  • Coordinate related efforts like installing better alley lighting or home security cameras

I want to help out. What do I do next?
The first thing to do is attend a NOM training. The next one scheduled is Thursday October 1st, 6:30p at the Buder Library. You must RSVP if you are interested; you can do that using this online form.