It takes a Village to Raise a Child.” Be part of the “Village.”

Since March 2007, Tower Grove East has been an active supporter of the Roosevelt Community Council (“RCC”), an all-volunteer community group which supports Roosevelt High School. Roosevelt HS is one of St. Louis City’s five or so “Comprehensive” or “general admission” public high schools, operated by the St. Louis Public Schools. ( The purpose of the RCC is to support the school and connect the school with the broader resources of the community.

The RCC is made up of RHS Administrators and teachers, community residents, a representative of the RHS Alumni Association (a 1944 graduate of the school), several City Aldermen, and a representative of the SLPS Community Education Program. The RCC meets every month at the school on the second Tuesday of the month at 4:30 pm. In recent months we have been meeting in Room 007 at the school, a room which the school has dedicated as an office for the afterschool program.

What we do: organizing and raising funds to serve break-

Roosevelt Football Breakfasts

Coffee Fundraiser

No time to attend meetings? Support Roosevelt High School by supporting our fundraiser for the Fall 2013 Football Breakfasts for the Roose- velt football team. Stop by LaMancha Coffee- house and pick up a pound or two of coffee (whole bean or ground). Have a muffin and a cup of coffee at the same time. The price of the bagged coffee is $12.00 per pound plus sales tax, with all profits going to the Roosevelt Foot- ball Breakfasts. The coffee is a Brazilian single- origin from local coffee roaster Chauvin Coffee.

LaMancha is located at 2815 North 14th Street, one half block north of the historic Crown Can- dy Kitchen (N. 14th Street and St. Louis Ave- nue), and is sponsoring this fund-raiser for the Roosevelt Community Council. Check LaMancha’s website (menu page) to confirm days & hours of operation or call 314-932-5581.

fast to the RHS football teams before their games (to en- sure that the team has been had a healthy meal before the game); organizing, fundraising and administrative support for the school’s after school program; and supporting other activities at the school throughout the school year.

On March 27th, RCC members participated in interviews relating to the school’s accreditation by an independent school accrediting body. The interviews were conducted by the North Central Association Commission on Accredita- tion and School Improvement. We understand that com- munity connection and support can be a positive factor supporting the accreditation of the school.

It is my belief that the public schools in the City of St. Louis are the key to the ultimate successful turnaround of the City of St. Louis. Also, it is fun to meet with like-minded folks who want to engage in positive work to support our neighborhood public high school.

We would love to have more community members join us – if you have questions or would like to be added to the email reminder list for meetings, email Norah Ryan at or Patrick Moore at .

-Norah Ryan