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 […]

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 […]

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 […]