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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 policymakers, community organizers, and changemakers.  Most recently, our students met with Allison Gibbs, director of public leadership development for WEPOWER. In this role, she is the lead designer and facilitator for The Chisholm’s Chair Fellowship (CCF), a training initiative designed to support Black and Latinx women along their public leadership development journey as they explore and consider pursuing publicly elected and appointed office within the St. Louis region.  

(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 policymakers, community organizers, and changemakers.  Most recently, our students met with Allison Gibbs, director of public leadership development for WEPOWER. In this role, she is the lead designer and facilitator for The Chisholm’s Chair Fellowship (CCF), a training initiative designed to support Black and Latinx women along their public leadership development journey as they explore and consider pursuing publicly elected and appointed office within the St. Louis region.  

Allison shared her incredible story on how her family background and educational experiences were paramount in shaping her personal and professional road to reimagine our nation’s educational and criminal justice systems for Black and brown communities.  

“Allison is doing critical and necessary work with WEPOWER. I am grateful to Allison for providing our students with food for thought as they navigate through understanding their own stories and how it shapes their future careers in public policy and beyond,” said Gary Parker, associate dean for External Affairs and director of Clark-Fox Policy Institute.  

Allison Gibbs, Director of Public Leadership Development for WEPOWER (March 2022)