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Posted on: October 1, 2015

[ARCHIVED] City of Ferguson and Lindenwood University Partner for Ferguson Community Day

FERGUSON, Mo. — “Lindenwood and Ferguson….Growing Together!” That is the
theme for the second annual Ferguson Community Day which will take place this
Saturday, Oct. 3 and jointly sponsored by the City of Ferguson and Lindenwood
Ferguson Community Day will be held at the Ferguson Community Center, located at
1050 Smith Ave. from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. Ferguson Mayor James Knowles III and
Lindenwood University President James Evans will provide opening remarks.
Lindenwood students will serve as volunteers.
The event is part of the City’s multi-faceted partnership with Lindenwood University,
which also includes scholarship programs for college-bound high school students, a
program for entrepreneurs and internships for Lindenwood students to work within the
municipality in a variety of capacities. As a result of the partnership, Lindenwood has
brought nearly $1 million dollars in resources to the Ferguson area.
There will be many activities for children to enjoy that range from bounce houses to face
painting to crafts. Lindenwoood students will also be on hand to tutor students in math
and reading and its athletes will conduct a variety of sports clinics. The Ferguson Jolly
Trolley will provide shuttle service from the parking lot at City Hall to the Community
Center from 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Lindenwood and St. Louis Community College-Florissant Valley will jointly hold an
admissions seminar and an ACT prep class for high school juniors and seniors.
The event also features seminars and exhibits that allow Ferguson residents to learn about
various programs and services that are available to them. Some of the featured seminars
will focus on resume building, job seeking, personal finance, and internet safety for
children, affordable housing, improving your credit score and work-life balance.
For more information on the Ferguson Community Day event, call 314-801-8540 or

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