The Nine Advisory Councils of The St. Louis Council of Community Boards (STLCCB)
The Councils – Representing the building blocks of a Descent, Safe, Sustainable, and Just Community
1) The Education Council
2) Arts & Culture Council
3) Science & Technology Council
4) Health & Human Services Council
5) Criminal Justice Reform Council
6) Information Council
7) Agriculture Council
8) Interfaith Council
9) Just Trade & Commerce Council
These councils are designed to cover the full scope of human needs and are central to the Commission for the Structuring and Organization of the (STLCCB). The primary focus of the STLCCB is to facilitate the development of the course of action that we need to take to and strategically address the problems that we face in education, crime, racism, inequalilities, and community development today.
We will also introduce new strategic partners that the DAS/ESJ has introduced us to and how these partnerships will aide us in ushering in the new educational paradigm. Including elders, youth, millennials, corporations, small business, group organizations, grade school, high schools, and universities. These partnerships will aide us in ushering in the new justice-based economic, political, educational, and economic paradigm. The Councils will provide another tool in each citizen’s toolbox for fixing America’s problems of economic and social injustice.
INTRODUCTION TO THE NINE COMMUNITY COUNCILS
A Council is a collective executive. It is responsible for providing public service in a specialized field of citizen government. Led by a senior public servant known as “Servant Leader”. A servant leader carries and demonstrates certain traits: Listening, empathy, stewardship, foresight, persuasion, conceptualization, awareness, healing, commitment to the growth and development of people. And building community.
Servant Leaders afford or give things needed by the people to help sustain an acceptable quality of life in the society they serve. They are the practical means through which every member of the society receives freedom, justice and equal opportunity in his or her daily life and their existence insures a cohesive, flourishing society that improves and advances, generation after generation, toward the ultimate goal of complete freedom, justice, and equality for all persons, regardless of creed or class or color.
Education Advisory Council
The Council of Education will consist of twelve members, their responsibilities will include building relationships with the local Schoolboard Members and act as an liaison with local officials and citizens. Assuring that the School Board meeting its responsibility for the mental and moral development of the members of society by means of formal instruction in a prescribed manner over a prescribe time in a system of learning ranging from pre-school through primary through advanced academic levels, culminating in the conferring of academic degrees, Under the direction of a National Board of Education. In addition, becoming advocates of implementing in their curriculum teaching of “The Reality of Economics,” The Just Third Way Paradigm, in the form of establishing Justice Universities in primary school, colleges, and universities. Implementation on Coding, and the importance of preparing for the future.
Arts and Culture Council
The Council of Arts and Culture will consist of twelve members, their function is the promotion of aesthetic and cultural expression in a way that facilitates mental, emotional and moral upliftment of the members of the society. It will include visual and performing arts, including, but not limited to, music, films, dance, drama, literature, poetry, visual arts, and sports. It includes promotion of theater companies, audio/video recordings, presentations, competitions, and compilations and an annual Festival of the Arts. It extends to a wholesome sports culture for athletic competition and achievement.
Science and Technology Council
The Council of Science and Technology is the continuous development of technological advances and resources, i.e. the application of scientific knowledge to the solution of human problems.
The Council embraces the broad discipline of Engineering and its sub-disciplines, including civil engineering, the design and construction of public and private works, such as airports, roads, railways, water supply and treatment, bridges, dams, and buildings, Also, chemical, electrical, aeronautical and mechanical engineering, coding, artificial intelligence, robotics, and advance technologies.
This Council will also utilize information technologies to improve overall efficiency of all councils, including the use of social media, websites, and webcast. This division will work closely with the Council of information to develop standard IT protocols and operating procedures and encourage technological education and training.
Health and Human Service Council
The Council of Health and Human Services provides for the physical, mental and emotional well-being of the members of the society. The goal of the Council of Health is the fulfillment of the intention of the Creator for every human being to achieve his or her full potential for both longevity and good health throughout life. Its efforts extend to the family and the community as well as the individual.
Criminal Justice Reform Council
The Council of Criminal Justice Reform functions is to provide more innovative ways in rebuilding trust between communities and policing, building relationships with Public Safety and identifying best practices (SOP’s). Offering citizens recommendations on how policing practices can promote effective crime reduction while building public trust. Looking at how city government allocate their dollars and began focusing on more prevention and intervention.
In addition to rethinking our police practices, we will also rethink our criminal justice system. U.S has twenty-five percent of the world’s prison population. Many whom have untreated mental health and substance abuse issues. Council of Criminal Justice Reform will work closely with the Criminal Justice System in coming up with real, concrete, and innovative solutions to reduce the number of the prison population and changing the “narratives” underneath these issues. Introducing more innovative ways of making prisons “transformation centers” and less than merely warehousing prisoners.
The Council of Information is the central agency which provides services that include the development of all sources for informing the community and the public of the policies, plans, and strategies necessary for the free flow and accessibility of information essential to an informed and empowered citizenry. This includes collection, research and dissemination of current events, history, analysis, the publication of books, pamphlets, magazines and the use of the internet and social media. It is also responsible for the development of information systems and networks to secure internal and external communications, media program development and management and establishment of an office of media and press secretary.
The Council of Agriculture is responsible for the development and maintenance of a system of sustainable agriculture to provide wholesome, “natural” food to the members of society and community. In addition to food, this Council is responsible for acquisition of space (land) within their community for the application of urban-city gardens also to produce raw materials required to build good homes and manufacture clothing.
This Council function are for assisting the individual member of the community in the process of heeding truth and right guidance, Respect, honor and obedience to the Authority of the Creator in all aspects of life are essential to peace, harmony ,freedom, justice and equality. Belief that Self-Development is an essential component of this microcosm of the new world. “The foundation of this council are study and training units,” … designed on the Guidance of God to produce self-examination; self- analysis; and self-correction.
Just Trade and Commerce Council
The Council of Just Trade & Commerce is responsible for the growth and development of the business and economic interest of the community. This council is dynamic in nature, relying on the input of consultants with experience and success in business and economics. It analyzes the economic state of the community and develops programs and policies for growth and stability in the basis of the needs of the community. It translates skills, talents, and interests of the community into viable revenue streams and works with the Council of Education to encourage Ownership and Entrepreneurship.