Pagedale Development Project

Community Engagement

The Pagedale Development Project tested a comprehensive approach that encompasses leadership and human capacity development, youth development, educational attainment, asset building in households, housing improvement, business growth, social services for individuals and families, and a community economic development initiative.

Pagedale, Missouri, is small western suburb of St. Louis. This multiyear initiative was a collaborative effort of Beyond Housing, the Center for Social Development, the Brown School and Washington University in St. Louis.

We designed the initiative to develop an integrated “equity” framework for community development to inform a variety of constituencies on effective redevelopment of a neighborhood.

Funding Partner: Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

Principal Investigator

Michael Sherraden

Michael Sherraden

CSD Founding Director,
George Warren Brown Distinguished University Professor


Gena Gunn McClendon

Gena Gunn McClendon

Director of Community Engagement,
Director of the Voter Access and Engagement initiative,
Codirector of the Financial Capability and Asset Building initiative