launching October 3

Your City needs You

Three weeks to plan a service project that makes an immediate impact in your community on the fourth week.​

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Here's How It Works

Prosper the City Teams are small groups of people who meet for three weeks to plan a unique service project to make an immediate impact in their community on the fourth week. Teams are created based on location and availability.

Week 1 //

Who are we?

Map out networks, abilities, passions

Week 2 //

What’s our plan?

Decide on a project and create the plan

Week 3 //

Are we ready?

Finalize the details

Week 4 //


Complete your project

Your City Needs You

Prosper the City Teams launch In

We've Launched!

Over 60 teams

prospered the city of St. Louis in 2020

60 teams and counting

prospering the city of St. Louis in 2021


There are no required skills! Each person in your team, including you, will have unique skills and passions that can go into your project, and so each person’s input will be meaningful and needed!
Each team will work together to come up with their own unique project! Now don’t stress about finding a project, the discussion guide that your Team Captain has is designed to make it as simple as possible. You will be surprised how your team’s project bubbles to the top!
Teams can form in several ways. If you already know who you want to form a team with, you can go ahead and form your team! If you would like us to match you with a team, we will use the information that you fill out when you sign up to put you with people that are within your Zipcode, that are available the same times throughout the week that you are, and that would like to meet the same way you do, virtually or in-person. After we pair you with a team, your Team Captain will contact you about your first meeting!
Absolutely you can! We are encouraging people to consider meeting in-person with small teams as the first option, but if you are unable to meet with people or you’re traveling, you can join a virtual-only Prosper the City team!
The Mayo Clinic says that one of the best ways to improve your mental health is to “Look for ways to help your community.” Choosing to be a part of something larger than yourself and working with others to prosper your city will make a positive impact on you and your family!
We recognize that this process will be uncomfortable for many, and we think that’s ok! The last six months have pushed us all outside of our comfort zone against our will, and this is an opportunity to CHOOSE to do something out of your comfort zone for the betterment of your city! So join us as we all move outside of our comfort zones to Prosper the City!
YES! Prosper the City is for the whole family, regardless of age! The hope is that you will join a team as a family, and even the kids’ voices will be heard and valued when planning your project! However, if a group of your child’s friends would like to do it together, that is ok too!
No! We actually want to encourage you to keep your project close to where you and your teammates live! That way we are prospering the WHOLE city, not just certain parts of it. That being said, you may choose to Prosper the City anywhere!
You’ll meet three times with your group, once per week, for 60-90 minutes. On the 4th week, your team will do a project that will vary in time depending on the project.
We have a Prosper the City discussion guide that each team will use. Each week comes with a video to set the stage, questions about the video, and then activities to help you accomplish that week’s goals. The first week you will do “asset mapping”, where you learn about the skills, passions, and connections that exist within your group. Week 2, you will use a point-based voting system to collectively select your project, and you will plan the details of the project. Week 3, you will finalize your plans and ensure everybody knows their roles in the project. On the 4th week, you execute your project together!
Covid-19 will certainly change some service projects, but it will NOT stop us from prospering our city! There are so many ways to give back right now, and you will be surprised how many ideas your team generates! If a team needs to remain 100% virtual, there are new ways to serve right now that are online only, and I encourage you to think through that!

Launching October 3

Your City needs You

St. Louis is more than a region, we’re called the Gateway to the West because we’re a people of innovation and discovery. We’re a proud community who believes that we are better together, because the answer isn’t outside of us, it’s within us.

So when we look around and we see our neighbors that are hurting, it means we need you. That’s why, this Fall, we are launching Prosper the City.

Prosper the City is a movement of independent teams of people who meet for three weeks to plan a unique service project to make an immediate impact in their communities on the fourth week.

Instead of a church or organization bringing you answers, Prosper the City asks you to be the answer and create a project that only you can create.

To Prosper the City, we need innovation. For innovation, we need ideas.

And for ideas, we need you.

Your city needs you.

Launching soon!