Saffiyah Poole Joins CFPI

A Letter from Our New Assistant Director Dear Friends,   I am incredibly honored to step into the role of associate director at the Clark-Fox Policy Institute. It is a full circle moment realized — merging my passion and dedication for community engagement and social justice to elevate the most pressing concerns of the people, […]

Graduate Policy Scholars Program Welcomes Allison Gibbs

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

(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 […]

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 […]

Fragile early childhood education system at greater risk

Since the start of the coronavirus pandemic, nationwide nearly two-thirds of child care providers have closed, leaving working parents struggling to find reliable care. Without additional public funding, over four million providers of early childhood care and education (ECE) across the United States are at risk of permanently closing. One recent survey, by the National […]