Our Mission

Cherokee Street Development League is a 501c3 nonprofit promotes the arts, culture and creative innovation on and around Cherokee Street.  Our programs and activities are aimed at creating an inviting, diverse and sustainable environment on Cherokee Street and in South St. Louis City.  We do this through integrating arts and culture into community revitalization efforts.


We work with a consortium of partners to address the social, creative, and developmental needs of Cherokee Street and the surrounding neighborhoods.   We do this by: 

  • Encouraging action and participation 
  • Improving public safety
  • Promoting neighborhood retention and investment
  • Activating public spaces