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Introducing the “Canfield Drive” Documentary Film

Here’s an introduction from one of our most recent grantees, Christopher Phillips, about the beginnings of his documentary, “Canfield Drive.” Click the following for a link to the powerful video he has released as a first glimpse into his ongoing work, which has garnered nearly 200,000 views: Ferguson: 100 Days | 100 Seconds

Bubble Butt Bike Blowout Was a Big Success

Bubble Butt Bike Blowout brought over twenty Washington University students into the greater St. Louis community. The group met at the edge of campus beginning the adventure cruising through Forest Park.

Bursting the Bubble

The Greater University Service Foundation is proud to announce our support for a terrific new opportunity for students at Washington University to explore the greater St. Louis community beyond the grounds of the University.

The Bubble Butt Bike Blowout will burst the so-called WashU bubble. Participants will learn St. Louis biking infrastructure, eat lunch in the historic Hill neighborhood, explore Tower Grove Park, and experience Grovefest in the Grove, while meeting community members along the way.

Success with Raise the ‘FOOD’ ROOF

Last Friday one of our community partners, Urban Harvest STL, held a fundraiser for their future FOOD ROOF project. The Raise the ‘FOOD’ ROOF benefit was a fun evening of bowling, with some conversation around urban agriculture and the vital role that the FOOD ROOF will play in providing fresh food and education in their community.

Raise the ‘FOOD’ ROOF this Friday in St. Louis!

Urban Harvest STL, one of our community partners in St Louis, is planning a fundraiser for their future FOOD ROOF project. Please join the Raise the ‘FOOD’ ROOF Benefit this Friday in St. Louis.   Raise the ‘FOOD’ ROOF Benefit Friday April 19, 2013 7-10pm Flamingo Bowl: 1117 Washington Ave, St Louis, MO 63101   […]

Introducing Urban Harvest STL’s FOOD ROOF Project

We would like to congratulate Urban Harvest STL, a new friend and partner in St Louis that is doing some great community work around urban agriculture. Urban Harvest STL promotes a healthful downtown St Louis community, enriching lives through education and innovation in urban agriculture, green space and multicultural connectivity. They envision a vibrant city […]

Issues Magazine: First steps

This project began with a series of questions: Why venture out of your house if there is nothing within walking distance?  How does urban sprawl contribute to school closures or a breakdown of healthcare services? How would it feel to be a second thought in a design?  Why do projects succeed in certain contexts and […]


The Greater University Service Foundation recently supported its first major event of 2011, Open/Closed, a summit regarding property vacancy in the North St. Louis community. Developed and organized by NextSTL,Rebuild Foundation, and City Frontier, this two-day conference served to foster dialogue and awareness with St. Louis advocates, leaders, citizens, and artists regarding solutions to this devastation in St. […]

Instilling Adventure

Instill Adventure is well underway. We embarked on this project with a number of objectives: to explore the city ourselves, to meet St. Louis residents and hear their stories, and to show Wash. U. students the beauty that exists in this city. The adventure will be pretty similar in structure to the mp3 experiments put […]

Getting Ready for an Adventure

It was a big hit. The participants got to know each other and remarked that they were happy to see such a beautiful part of the city that many of them hadn’t seen before. The adventure was covered both by Student Life newspaper (Link) and Kuumba.tv, a website that connects the creative community at Wash. U. (Link). Looking forward, we would like to bring the adventure to more students.