George Eberle, former president and chief executive officer of Grace Hill Settlement House and Health Center, will lecture on “The Impact of Professionalism and Elitism on Neighborhood Capacity Building From the Settlement House Perspective” at 1:10 p.m. Oct. 30 in Brown Hall Lounge.
The lecture is co-sponsored by Grace Hill and the George Warren Brown School of Social Work in honor of Grace Hill’s 100th anniversary.
After Eberle’s keynote address, there will be a panel discussion featuring representatives from the United Way, Urban Strategies Inc., the St. Louis community and GWB.
Eberle, a GWB Distinguished Alumni Award recipient in 1994, served as president of Grace Hill for 40 years and created the time-dollar system, in which low-income residents can trade community service for grocery items or services such as child care and tutoring.
Grace Hill develops and provides services — from health care to community development — through a “neighbors helping neighbors” approach.
Its philosophy is based on the belief that neighbors who are provided with tools and resources can help not only themselves but also each other, no matter how disadvantaged they might be.
The lecture and panel discussion are free and open to the public.
For more information, call Barbara Levin, director of the Alliance for Building Capacity at GWB, at 935-6661.