Have you listened to MizEducation, the new Dutchtown-based podcast? Dutchtown neighbors LaTasha Smith and Staci Lindsey host the weekly podcast discussing all sorts of issues important to St. Louis city residents.

In a recent episode of the podcast, MizEducation spoke with Joel Silliman, the block captain on the 4200 block of Louisiana and one of the leaders of the effort to organize blocks in Dutchtown. Joel, Tasha, and Staci discussed the origins of their block organizing efforts, what’s worked and what hasn’t, and how residents across the neighborhood and beyond can work to organize their neighborhoods to build a stronger community.

How Do I Organize My Block?

So what does it take to organize your block? We’ve put together a guide to help you interact with your neighbors, keep them communicating and engaged, and plug into neighborhood resources. If you need more help getting started, Joel and other volunteers are ready to help walk you through the process and adapt to the needs of your block.

You can find out more about block organizing and reach out to our organizers at dutchtownstl.org/blocks.

Where Can I Find the MizEducation Podcast?

New episodes of MizEducation come out every week. You can listen and subscribe on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, Pocket Casts, and Google Podcasts. Past episodes have featured discussions with St. Louis mayoral candidates Tishaura Jones and Cara Spencer, Sal Martinez of Employment Connection and Cure Violence, and Heather Fleming of In Purpose Educational Services. Lots of new topics and guests are on the way!