Established by the Brown School at Washington University in St. Louis, the Maxine Clark and Bob Fox Policy Institute is a center for public policy engagement. Our mission is to advance social and economic justice by working collaboratively to connect evidence-based policy solutions to public awareness, practitioner training, and policy decision-making.
August 2019 marks the fifth anniversary of the #FergusonUprisings, the outpouring of civic activism following the killing of Michael Brown Jr. These actions signaled a seismic shift for the St. Louis region and catalyzed the first steps in laying down a new direction for the region, a path toward Racial Equity. To recognize this moment in time, key regional organizations are planning a Racial Equity Summit on October 10-11, 2019, a platform for elevating, connecting, and activating the people, practices, and resources necessary to achieve Racial Equity.
The Clark-Fox Policy Institute’s first report, Make Work Work: Strengthening Missouri through Quality Child Care for Working Families, offers an in-depth analysis of the need for affordable quality child care for Missouri’s working families. Read the full report and watch the video to learn more. Click here for the report and video.