Clark-Fox Policy Institute 5-Year Celebration Recap

Photo of Gary Parker. Text reads Celebrating 5 years of Amplifying Impact Oct 13 2022

Amplifying impact by connecting evidence to policy On Thursday, October 13th, the Clark-Fox Policy Institute celebrated its fifth anniversary with an event in Hillman Hall.  Rev. Bethany Johnson-Javois, President and CEO of the Deaconess Foundation, who served as the emcee for the launch of the institute, stepped back into the role five years later. Mayor […]

Social Work Responds to the Election

Thursday November 17, 202212:30pm-2:00pm CST; 1:30pm-3:00pm A panel of political social workers will discuss outcomes from the 2022 midterm elections and their implications for social workers, our constituents, and the nation. We will look at voting patterns by various segments of the population (e.g. gender, ethnicity, age, education, etc.). We will also discuss what we […]

State of the Agency: United 4 Children turns 10 years old this year

Foundation to Thrive Webinar Series Thursday, November 17, 2022 11 a.m. — 12 noon Zoom — register to get the link to join! State of the Agency — United 4 Children turns 10 years old this year! Learn more from United 4 Children Executive Director Deanna Finch about how the agency is building a foundation […]

COVID-19 webinar series recordings

April 28, 2020: COVID-19 and Race: The Disproportionate Impact on the Health of Communities of Color Jun 2, 2020: Tracking the Social and Economic Impact of COVID-19 Jun 30, 2020: COVID-19 and Race: Health and Economic Disparities in the Latinx Community Aug 13, 2020: COVID-19 and Race: Educational Equity in a New Era May 28, […]

Are You a Business Leader? Here’s Why You Should Care About Early Childhood Education

Webinar Series Thursday, April 28 11:00 am to 12:00pm CT Register Free by April 27 [Recording available here] United 4 Children and the Clark-Fox Policy Institute invite you to learn more about the early childhood education landscape.    Robin Phillips, with Child Care Aware of Missouri, and Laura Wieseman, with Nestle Purina, will discuss the barriers families […]

Graduate Policy Scholars Program Welcomes Allison Gibbs

Photo of Allison Gibbs. GPS program welcomes Allison Gibbs. CFPI news

A Discussion on “Building Political Infrastructure in STL + ESTL— For Us, By Us” (March 2022) The Clark-Fox Policy Institute’s Graduate Policy Scholars program is in its fifth year.  This program provides students the ability to supplement their  course work with experiential opportunities to engage in policy practice and to meet with and learn from leading […]

Advocacy & Allyship: Towards a More Racially Just St. Louis

Black child and white child playing with clay. Text reads towards a more racially just St Louis Advocacy and Allyship. CFPI news

(March 2022) As part of the Brown School’s Black History Month celebration, the Clark-Fox Policy Institute co-hosted “Advocacy & Allyship: Towards a More Racially Just St. Louis”.  Over 240 viewers from across the region joined some of the most respected local Black leaders to discuss the gains made, the challenges that remain, and ways in which everyone can contribute to the movement […]

Beyond a seat at the table

Lakeya Cherry, DSW, MSSWMike Spencer, PHDDana Toppel, LCSWDaniel Jacobson López, PhD, MSW, LCSWClaude A. Robinson Jr. [Recording available here] Intentionally and authentically leaning into the practice of inclusion empowers, amplifies, and honors the voices around the table to foster the power of collaboration and innovation for maximum impact. Join this panel of experts as they […]

Advocacy & Allyship: Supporting Transgender Youth

Lisa Brennan (she/her) Co-leader, TransParent St. LouisAuthor of “The Auditorium in My Mind/Treasuring My Transgender Child”   Jess Jones, MA (they/them)Owner, Jess Jones Education & Consulting   Sayer Johnson (he/him) Executive Director, Metro Trans Umbrella Group   Christopher Lewis, MD (he/him)Co-Director of Pediatric Transgender HealthDirector of Differences of Sex Development Clinic, Washington University School of […]

Voting is Social Work: Researchers Speak Out

Voting is social work. Sept 13, 2022. Macro Social Work

Tuesday, September 13, 202212:30pm — 2:00pm CST1:30pm — 3:00pm EST Because social workers sit at the intersection of the individual and society, we are well positioned to register people to vote and encourage civic participation. This panel of social work researchers discusses innovative ways to increase the voter engagement — needed today more than ever […]

Power of 3, A Voting Is Social Work Campaign

Tuesday, August 9, 2022, 1:00-2:30pm (ET) This webinar can be viewed on our Open Classroom page on YouTube. Macro United presents the Power of 3 Campaign, A Voting is Social Work Webinar Event. Save the date for Tuesday, August 9, 2022, 12:00-1:30 (CST), 1:00-2:30pm (ET). Presented by:Mimi Abromovitz, PhDBertha Capen Reynolds Professor of Social Work, Silberman School […]

Structural Change in Action

Structural Change In Action, July 19, 2022. Power of Macro Social Work

A Webinar Series Produced By Leading Macro Social Work Organizations Watch the Structural Change in Action webinar here. Tuesday, July 19, 202212:30pm — 1:30pm CST 1:30pm —  2:30pm EST Featuring the recipient of the Inaugural 2022 Jack Rothman Award for Structural ChangeBobbie SackmanFair Pay for Home Care: Campaign of the New York Caring Majority (NYCM) Bobbie […]

Two Pandemics, One Election

As the 2020 general election approaches, two recent events have brought systemic racism glaringly into the national spotlight. The United States is simultaneously confronting racial inequities revealed by the COVID-19 pandemic and a new racial moment catalyzed by legal and extra-legal racial violence. Timed to occur the Monday before each of the October debates, the […]

COVID-19 and Race: The High Price of Economic Injustice

[Recording available here] Research suggests that Black and Hispanic individuals are among the groups likely to experience large increases in poverty rates as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. In St. Louis, the Black median household income has remained at nearly half of the White household income since 2005. Combined with healthcare costs, furloughs and […]

Pulse on Policy: Quality Early Childhood Care and Education

[Recording available here] The coronavirus pandemic has put further strain on a national child care system in crisis, but local efforts to transform early childhood care and education (ECE) could help catalyze recovery for the St. Louis region. At the forefront of the movement to sustain high-quality and equitable ECE is Katie Rahn, executive director […]

COVID-19 and Race: The Disproportionate Impact on Communities of Color

[Recording available here] The coronavirus pandemic has exposed glaring health and economic disparities among communities of color, and has been particularly dangerous for African Americans. According to CDC data, one third of people who have been hospitalized with COVID-19 are African American, yet African Americans only account for 13% of the U.S. population. At the […]

Poverty and Race: The Other St. Louis, with Wes Moore

Join us for a discussion with renowned author Wes Moore, as we explore the interconnectedness of poverty and race, and a collaborative approach to advancing equity and economic prosperity in the region. Wes Moore is the CEO of Robin Hood, one of the largest anti-poverty forces in the nation. He is a bestselling author, a […]

#GOV101: Playing a Vital Role with the 2019 Missouri State Legislature

Join us for the third season of this popular seminar that demystifies the state legislative process, encourages effective advocacy and promotes citizen participation with state government. Hosted by Hon. Stacey Newman, recently retired state representative, participants will learn how state government works, will hear from various leaders who are involved with legislative advocacy and will […]