Thomas Dunn Learning Center


What is Civics?

the study of the rights and duties of citizenship

-Google-Oxford Languages

the study or science of the privileges and obligations of citizens

-League of Women Voters

civic education: active, responsible, and knowledgeable members of their communities


What is Government? How can I vote?

Report a Concern and Make a Change!

Refuse Division- Trash Issues

  • Responsible for collection and disposal of residential waste

  • Coordinates efforts to reduce the amount of waste going into landfills

  • Coordinates recycling, composting, and waste reduction

  • Call (314)622-4800 or follow these steps:

  • Report to the Citizens Service Bureau
  • Call the Refuse Division

  • Inform your Neighborhood Improvement Specialist

  • Report the Issue To Your Alderperson

Street Department

  • Having issues with your streets?
  • Including potholes, derelict/abandoned vehicles, etc.
  • Call (314)647-3111 or follow these steps:

  • Report to the Citizens Services Bureau

  • Call the Refuse Division

  • Inform Your Neighborhood Improvement Specialist

  • Report the Issue to Your Alderperson

Birth Certificate

  • How can you get a copy of your birth certificate?

    • Closest Location: 1200 Market Street, City Hall, Room 127, St. Louis, Mo 6310



(314) 613-3016





FREE Financial Assistance

  • The Office of Financial Empowerment (OFE) can help with financial matters for FREE!
  • For help, call (314) 622-4700

Department of Health Cure Violence Initiative

  • Is there an issue with community violence in your neighborhood, particularly with young people?

  • Connect with a Violence Interrupter whose main goal is preventing community violence 

  • Call:

    (314)333-3604 or

    (314)299-2203 for help

Legal Help

  • Did you know Missouri has a list of Pro Bono programs?

Dutchtown Main Streets

  • “The mission of Dutchtown Main Streets is to promote a thriving community and shared prosperity by facilitating economic development and fostering opportunity in the Dutchtown neighborhood. Through this mission, we aim to attract diverse ownership, promote places, spaces, and faces, and increase occupancy.”

  • Get involved! Attend movie nights, apply for grants to help your business, explore the parks, and learn about your local news and events.

Dutchtown South Community Corporation

  • “Dutchtown South Community Corporation is advancing neighborhood vitality through community empowerment, housing stabilization & real estate development.”

  • Get engaged! Join a committee to help your local community and make a difference yourself.