The Hyde Park Neighborhood Association (HPNA) is YOUR neighborhood association!!
We are a grassroots non-profit 501 c 3 organization run by residents and volunteers. The HPNA was formed to facilitate the preservation, redevelopment and historic value of the neighborhood while retaining the historic character of our diverse community and improve its overall livability.
Our Mission: to preserve the character of the Hyde Park Neighborhood as a beautiful, historic, desirable and distinguished neighborhood. Working together we can make a difference!
The Purpose of the HPNA includes;
- Fostering community and civic engagement.
- Beautify and re-establish Hyde Park as the focal point of the neighborhood.
- Eradicate vacancy and nuisance properties
- Welcome and support community and businesses development.
Where is Hyde Park?
Hyde Park is located just North of Downtown St. Louis, close to all major highways. Nestled in between Old North St. Louis and College Hill.
Though the street names change from Salisbury, to Parnell, to Jefferson, and merge on to Broadway, it remains a major thoroughfare that runs across the entire City of St. Louis. The boundaries are defined as Ferry St. to the North, southward to Interstate Highway 70 (I-70) to the
East, westward to Palm St. on the South, northward to Glasgow Ave. to N. Florissant Ave. on the West to Ferry St.
To connect neighbors, businesses and promote civic engagement, fostering community inclusion thereby building a strong equitable and sustainable neighborhood through education, engagement and collaborations.
To provide a voice, to convey the concerns of the residents and create and maintain transparency. We strive to operate as a community improvement neighborhood association a lways working towards the overall rehabilitation and beautification of the neighborhood.
Meet Our Board Members
Founder and Chair
Fatimah and her husband have been residents of Hyde Park for over 20 years. They purchased and renovated 120 year old vacant property, as their retirement home.
Fatimah is a serial social entrepreneur, motivated by a desire to help improve and transform social and economic injustices while building an entrepreneurial ecosystem.
Her life’s journey has spanned over several different occupations, businesses and subcultures. Her compassion for people and a passion for community building, led her to form the Hyde Park Neighborhood Association of North St. Louis in 2017.
Her mission is to work towards the revitalize of the Hyde Park Neighborhood.
- By Hand- to commit to do the work.
- By Heart- with compassion.
- By Eye-to see clearly and remain focused.
She is a servant of her community and the community at large.
Donna Lindsey is a life long resident and homeowner in Hyde Park. She is in Food Service at LaSalle Middle School on Jefferson Avenue.
She is involved in various programs and events at Most Holy Trinity Catholic Church. She is Chair of the Mission Advancement Team and a member of Grand Endeavor. Her commitment to the neighborhood and the HPNA is to help make a difference in the community.
Education and communication are two things that will take us far.
Sis. Gail Guelker
I believe in collaboration—listening and working to achieve goals.
My career path has given me many opportunities;
- Elementary Teacher
- Social Ministry
- Faith Based Community Organizer
- Executive Director
I am currently working part time at Most Holy Trinity Catholic Church as the Mission Advancement Coordinator.
I enjoy doing community outreach and fundraising. I am looking forward to being an active participant of the organization.
Jacoby Aaron Combs was born and raised in St. Louis and is the youngest of 3 children. He graduated in the Class of 2020 of St. Mary’s High School and currently attends St. Louis University working towards his major in Political Science which will set him on course to pursue his dream of being in future government. Jacoby has completed two summer internships at The St. Louis City Treasurer Office.
His volunteer list consisting of joining the advisory board of the Hyde Park Neighborhood Association, participating in Block Unit #713 neighborhood Clean-ups, St. Cecilia Annual Fish Fry during Lent Season, working with Candidate for St. Louis City Mayor Tishaura Jones, mentoring with State Rep. Kimberly Ann Collins, SLACO Emerging Leaders past President, and so much more. Jacoby aspires to bring youth representation to our local government. The very essence of Jacoby Aaron Combs is a man of charisma and who strives to make God all in all.
Denean is a St. Louis native and current Hyde Park homeowner/resident. She has over 25 years of experience in real estate and the insurance industry. Denean is also a licensed esthetician and small business owner. She enjoys being in a state of constant “expansion” and seeks opportunities to encourage others in any way necessary along the way.
Denean says that she was sent to Hyde Park “to work” and she is excited about the community opportunities to do just that. She looks forward to serving the Hyde Park community through the Hyde Park Neighborhood Association.
Norman King was born and raised in St. Louis. In 2021, he and his wife purchased and began remodeling their forever home in Hyde Park. After several months of living in Hyde Park, Norman felt driven to get involved with the rebuilding of the neighborhood. He joined the HPNA and other neighborhood improvement organizations with the mission to continue the rebuilding efforts.
Norman retired from the military in 2016, worked as a HR Specialist for the Department of Veteran Affairs, and currently fills his days as a property manager, certified electrician, and part-time instructor at American Trade School.
Larry has a diverse background blending his business acumen with personal development strategies and mindset growth philosophies. He is a graduate of The Harvard Business School for Executive Education and Negotiation, Washington University in St. Louis, The University of Santa Monica for Spiritual Psychology and The Fire Walking Institute for Research and Education. He has been a small business owner since 1990 when he opened up his first restaurant in Phoenix, Arizona. He eventually grew his restaurants to include the food service operations for both The Phoenix Art Museum and The Desert Botanical Gardens. His sales grew from under $100,000 per year to over $5,000,000 per year when he sold the business. His restaurants were featured in Money Magazine, USA Today and Food and Wine.
Larry has always believed in giving back to the community and after the sale of his restaurants he co chaired a non profit where he was awarded one of 8 grants nationwide from The Ford Foundation for over $250,000. The grant was used to collaborate with local arts organizations to develop an arts integrated education to intersect with St. Louis City Public Schools. His hobbies include adventure travel and adventure trekking, including The Pilgrimage of The Camino de Santiago de Compostela in Spain and Machu Picchu in Peru. Larry wants to help people build their businesses and their finances but he also wants to help people nurture their dreams and put life in their heart. He is also the founder of the C.O.H.N. Academy in conjunction with the Whitfield Foundation for Success located in Fox Park.
Upcoming Board and Community Meetings
Community Meeting Dates and Times
Our meetings are held in person at Most Holy Trinity, 3519 North 14th Street, St. Louis, MO 63107 or Clay Elementary – Resource Center, 3820 N. 14th Street, St. Louis, MO 63107 every month. for exact locations please follow us on Facebook or Instagram.
The meeting dates are as follows:
- Saturday, March 18, 2023 11:00 AM
- Thursday, April 20, 2023 5:30 PM
- Saturday, May 20, 2023 11:00 AM
- Thursday, June 15, 2023 5:30 PM
- Saturday, July 15, 2023 11:00 AM
- Thursday, August 17, 2023 5:30 PM
HPNA Meeting schedule