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

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 layoffs, overrepresentation in […]

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 […]

Protecting Children’s Rights: The Detriments of Detaining Children

Violence in the Northern Triangle region of Central America (Guatemala, El Salvador, and Honduras) has prompted thousands of individuals, families and unaccompanied minors to seek protection and asylum in the United States – many arriving by way of the U.S./Mexican border. As of July 22, 2019, approximately 10,000 Unaccompanied Alien Children (UACs) were in care […]

Campaign Crash Course Fall 2017

Campaign Crash Course From November 9, 2017 to November 11, 2017 Events , Past Events 2017 Cortex Innovation District, The Cortex Innovation Community is home to a vibrant 200-acre innovation hub and technology district integrated into St. Louis’ historic Central West End and Forest Park Southeast residential neighborhoods, surrounded by nationally ranked universities and medical […]

Community Organizing and Advocacy, Brown School Summer Institute

Community Organizing and Advocacy, Brown School Summer Institute From June 19, 2017 to June 23, 2017 Events , Past Events 2017 Hillman Hall, One Brookings Drive, St. Louis, MO 63130 Add to: Google Calendar | iCal File During the weeks of June 19 and June 26, the Brown School offered nearly 20 different skill-building classes as part of its Summer […]

About the Brown School

The Brown School at Washington University in St. Louis provides leadership in social work and public health, two complementary professions aimed at creating healthy and productive individuals and communities. Offering a top-ranked Master of Social Work program, an innovative Master of Public Health Program, and doctoral degrees in Social Work and in Public Health Sciences, the […]