Sunday, December 30, 2012
A look at the top University City business stories of 2012.
As 2012 winds down, University City Patch is taking a look back at the top stories of the year. Here are the top business stories of 2012 and their original run dates. What do you think the biggest business story of the year was in U City? Tell us in the comments.
Friday, August 24, 2012
Vincent Flewellen joins the United Way agency as head of faculty and administrative staff.
Vincent Flewellen has joined University City Children’s Center (UCCC) as center director. In this new position, Flewellen will head the faculty and administrative staff of UCCC. He will report to Stephen P. Zwolak, who has served as UCCC’s executive director since June 2000. As a team, they will extend their commitment to providing innovative, quality care and education to a racially, culturally, developmentally and socio-economically diverse population of children. Before joining UCCC, Flewellen served as director of development and director of community partners for Neighborhood Housing. Prior to that, he was managing director of program for Teach for America. Flewellen also has taught sixth graders at Mary Institute-Country Day …
Tuesday, July 10, 2012
Steve Zwolak talks to Fox 2 News about getting young children to sleep.
Summer time can mean delayed bedtimes for many children. Steve Zwolak of University City Children's Center shares his tips to helping children develop healthy habits with Fox 2 News. There are a few key points to helping your child develop healthy sleep habits.
Saturday, June 9, 2012
Local nonprofit school teaches children in a diverse, intentional early childhood community.
University City Children’s Center is a nonprofit, United Way agency committed to providing innovative, quality education and a nurturing environment to a racially, culturally, socio-economically, and developmentally diverse population of children between 6 weeks and 6 years while providing supportive services to families. The school is located in University City on Vernon Ave.
Saturday, June 2, 2012
Runners ran the streets of University City Monday.
Runners tookd to the streets Monday to benefit University City Public Library, U City in Bloom, University City Children's Center and the Green Center. The 38th annual University City Memorial Day run brought out 1,400 runners to the streets of University City.
Monday, May 28, 2012
The 38th annual run is Monday, May 28.
Runners will take to the streets today to benefit University City Public Library, U City in Bloom, University City Children's Center and the Green Center. The 38th annual University City Memorial Day run is today, with the first race beginning at 7:30 a.m. The event was started in 1974 and taken over by the University City Library in 1984. For the next 16 years, the library was the sole organizer. It raised roughly $150,000 over those years, according to Linda Ballard. "It was a good fundraiser for us," she said. In 1999, Ballard found she couldn't organize the run as it coincided with her son's graduation. That was the only year the race has not been run since 1974. The University City Children's Center came on board in 2000 and U City …
Sunday, May 27, 2012
Interested runners can register from noon to 5 p.m. today at the University City Public Library.
There's still time to register for the 38th annual University City Memorial Day run. A registration booth will be open today from noon to 5 p.m. at the University City Public Library. The 5K and 10K runs begin at 7:30 a.m. Monday, May 28, in front of the Library on Delmar. The fun run for children begins at 9:15 a.m. for children ages 8-12 and 9:30 a.m. for those ages 8 and under. The run benefits the University City Library, U City in Bloom, University City Children's Center and the Green Center. Check out a gallery of pictures from the 2011 Memorial Day run. Come back tomorrow for a full preview of the race.
Friday, March 9, 2012
Program about early childhood education.
Stephen Zwolak, the executive director of the University City Children's Center, was featured this week on St. Louis Public Radio's St. Louis on the Air with host Don Marsh. Zwolak and fellow guest Deborah Moberly, Associate Professor in Teaching and Learning, College of Education at University of Missouri - St. Louis, spoke with Marsh about the benefits of early childhood education. To hear audio of the interview, click here.
Tuesday, September 6, 2011
Photos, food and a violinist marked the first day of school at University City Children's Center.
Families dropping their children off at University City Children's Center Tuesday morning were met by a gaggle of smiling staff, a photographer and a violinist. Because so many children are in full-time daycare and don't get the opportunity to have a first day of school, and celebrate that milestone like older kids, UCCC chose to mark Tuesday as the first day of school. "Everyone gets this fresh start," said Kris Schwetye, development associate at UCCC. "We make this day a big deal." She said marking the milestone helps the children transition better. The kids were met by a photographer who took family portraits, and violinist John McGrosso of the Arianna String Quartet.