We are now ready to register people for the Mpowerment Training September 25th-28th. This training is designed for agencies that are currently running an Mpowerment Project, or have already received funding to start an Mpowerment Project.


If you are wanting to see if an Mpowerment Project may be right for your community, please read more at www.mpowerment.org.


Those interested in attending this training should apply using the following link: https://effectiveinterventions.cdc.gov/en/TrainingCalendar/course-listing?SessionTypeID=19. After you have submitted your application, you will receive an automatic email from interventions@danya.com confirming receipt of your application. If you do not receive this email, please check your spam folder. The application deadline is September 17th, 2018 and notifications of acceptance or rejection will be sent out by email shortly after you apply.



There is a limited amount of space at the St Louis training, so I recommend you register right away for each person attending the training, or email me letting me know how many staff members will be attending so I can hold space for you. Your space is not guaranteed until I receive your application, and all attendees must register for this training.


The training will take place at:

Westminster Presbyterian Church

5300 Delmar Blvd

St. Louis, MO 63112


Due to the smaller size of this training, we were not able to get a block of hotel rooms. Please feel free to use your favorite travel website to find a hotel.

Here is an example of some nearby hotels that may be of interest.



Our local host mentioned the following areas and hotels you might want to consider:

Hotels in the near vicinity of the church are located in the Central West End, University City “The Loop”, Forest Park, and Downtown St. Louis . Some include:


Holiday Inn (Forest Park)

Drury Inn (Forest Park and Brentwood)

Holiday Inn Express (Central West End)

The Parkway Hotel (Central West End)

The Chase Park Plaza (Central West End)

Crowne Plaza (Downtown St. Louis)

Hyatt Regency (Downtown St. Louis)

Moonrise Hotel (The Loop)


You should be able to take a taxi or Uber/Lyft to the training location. Or consider a rental car if you plan to explore the area.



The training will start at 9:00am each day, so most people will need to fly in the day before the training. We will finish at 5:00pm on Friday, so please plan to leave some time after about 7:30pm on Friday (or the weekend). You must attend the entire training to receive a certificate of completion.


There is no registration fee for this training. You will need to make all of your travel arrangements.


Let me know if you have any questions.

Thank you,

Ben Zovod




Ben Zovod

University of California San Francisco



Please note my new address and phone number

UCSF Mailcode 0886

550 16th Street, 3rd Floor

San Francisco, CA 94158-2549

415-476-6428 (Office)

415-476-5348 (Fax)

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