Presentation of Socio-Cultural Center of St. Louis

Socio-Cultural Center of Saint-Louis was born October 6, 1971 during the renovation of the station district, to provide that complex of a host of young children equipment, and therefore allow the creation and management of the first Daycare Ludovicienne in a newly built apartment. It was then the Association Ludovicienne Services for Children, renamed in December 1972 Ludovicienne Association of Family Services after the extension of its activities and the opening of a new space of approximately 140 m2 basement 5-7, Place de la Gare.

In 1973, following an investigation by specifying the type of activities to be undertaken to meet the needs of residents, the Association obtained the approval of the Social Center, and affiliated with the Federation of Social Centres Top Rhine.

April 1993 marks the first extension of the Daycare, and moved into our new premises located 4 Charles City Kroepflé, is also our headquarters until 05 March 2008 and occupies about half the size of the building.

Redesigning our statutes in March 1994 resulted in particular the withdrawal of our Association Federation of Social Centres Haut-Rhin.

Since September 2002, said Daycare has been transformed into an institution and home for children under six years services, commonly known as Multi-Home Escargotine and occupies the entire premises from 4 Charles City Kroepflé.

It is also emphasized that since that date, ie September 2002, all of our receptions leisure activities take place at 56 Rue du Dr. Marcel Hurst in the district of Saint-Louis Bourgfelden.

To better meet the expectations of our clients and to ensure better coverage of the territory of the City of St. Louis was opened on 1 January 2004 welcomes a leisure section in the municipal offices of the House to All "Albert Schweitzer" B 15, Rue de Strasbourg in the district of Saint-Louis Neuweg.

September 2006 marked the establishment and opening of our first mother-school care section 56, Rue du Dr. Marcel Hurst for the Saint Louis Bourgfelden.

In the same spirit of improving the quality of our business and in order to provide a local service on the entire territory Ludovicien our activities downtown historically situated 5-7, Place de la Gare were transferred and integrated into new larger premises also communal available to us at 10, Rue des Prés in St. Louis since 1 April 2007, are mainly to accommodate our language section of French as a Foreign Language and the receptions activities recreational and educational support.

For the administration and other services of the Association, they are deployed at 56 Rue du Dr. Marcel Hurst in St. Louis since become 5 March 2008 our new headquarters.

It is also noted that in order to build us a better visual identity and to give more visibility to all our various activities, it was decided to apply from 11 June 2008 the name: Socio-Cultural Centre St. Louis "Espace des Lys" in our Association.

According to its statutes, the Socio-Cultural Center of St. Louis is an association governed by the 1908 Act nonprofit. This is equipment that must be made social, family and socio-cultural activities available to residents of the City of St. Louis and surrounding areas. It is open to all individuals, groups or associations social, family, educational and cultural. It promotes social cohesion and support the family in its entirety in collaboration with all partners interested in the realization of educational, cultural, sports and arts.

His animation is provided by a team of social workers under the responsibility of the Board of Directors of the Association.

In addition to the services related to early childhood developed by the Multi-Section Home Escargotine it currently deploys, among others, the following:

  • On social and family economy.
  • Language training for French language.
  • Of sewing classes and a creative workshop.
  • Various cultural activities.
  • Accompanying the school.
  • Of welcomes leisure without accommodation, Wednesdays during school time and each school holiday period.
  • Maternal school care, morning, noon and night and primary evenings only.
  • Yoga classes.
  • Dance classes.

Our main resources come from grants from our partners, namely:

  • The City of St. Louis.
  • The Family Allowance of Haut-Rhin.
  • The General Council of Haut-Rhin.
  • The European Social Fund.
  • The National Agency for Social Cohesion and Equal Opportunities (ACSE).
  • The Community of Municipalities of the Three Borders.

The balance of the budget comes from own funds of the Association.

The President,