A curated collection of timely and topical policy alerts that shine a light on issues related to child well-being, healthy youth development, family welfare and racial equity.

Ellicia Lanier named first Clark-Fox Policy Institute Scholar-in-Residence

Ellicia Lanier named first Clark-Fox Policy Institute Scholar-in-Residence

The Clark-Fox Policy Institute has named Ellicia Lanier as its inaugural Scholar-in-Residence. Lanier is the founding Executive Director of Urban Sprouts Child Development Center and serves on the steering committee of the Gateway Early Childhood Alliance to reimagine St. Louis’ early childcare system. With over 20 years of experience in early childhood policy and practice, […]
2023 Racial Equity Summit Sparks Ideas and Builds Momentum for Change

2023 Racial Equity Summit Sparks Ideas and Builds Momentum for Change

The 2023 St. Louis Racial Equity Summit brought together more than 750 advocates, activists, and allies committed to addressing systemic inequities from education to housing to healthcare and beyond. For three days, attendees explored the theme of “Together We Rise: The Power of Community,” featuring thought-provoking presentations and conversations focused on the signature priorities of […]
Newest Cohort of Graduate Policy Scholars Begins Training

Newest Cohort of Graduate Policy Scholars Begins Training

The Clark-Fox Policy Institute welcomed 33 new Scholars-in-Training to the 2023-2024 Graduate Policy Scholar program. The year-long program focuses on experiential skill-building opportunities to develop greater efficacy for engaging in the policy process. Over the next academic year, students will complete their own “Passport to Policy,” choosing from exclusive program events and networking opportunities to […]
INsights Discusses Advancing People of Color at Nonprofits

INsights Discusses Advancing People of Color at Nonprofits

Last month, the Berges Family Foundation Conference Center at Delmar DivINe hosted the latest iteration of INsights. Co-sponsored by the Clark-Fox Policy Institute, Center for Human Service Leadership (CHSL), and Delmar DivINe, the session was titled “From Ally to Co-Conspirator: Advancing People of Color in Nonprofit Leadership.” Leslie Gill, president of Rung For Women, and the agency’s […]
2023 MACRO United Conference A Huge Success

2023 MACRO United Conference A Huge Success

For many, it was a reunion, for others an opportunity to forge new connections. The Brown School at Washington University recently played host to the 2023 MACRO United Conference and Teaching Institute, a four-day event that brought together over 90 social work faculty, students, and practitioners from across the United States.  Co-sponsored by the Clark-Fox Policy Institute, […]
Trans Kids Need Access to Evidence-Based Care

Trans Kids Need Access to Evidence-Based Care

The views expressed are solely that of Professor Goldbach and Ms. Dunlap based on their scholarly expertise. It is not an official statement from Washington University. A recent opinion piece by Jamie Reed titled “I thought I was saving trans kids. Now I’m blowing the whistle” frames itself as an exposé of the Washington University […]
Clark-Fox Policy Institute 5-Year Celebration Recap

Clark-Fox Policy Institute 5-Year Celebration Recap

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 […]
CFPI Practicum Student, Alyssa Burris, Recap’s United 4 Children’s Foundation to Thrive Webinar: Preschool to Promise Pipeline  

CFPI Practicum Student, Alyssa Burris, Recap’s United 4 Children’s Foundation to Thrive Webinar: Preschool to Promise Pipeline  

When families are constantly coping with poverty and racism, access to high-quality early childhood education (ECE) is limited. The result – this early educational gap increases the likelihood of a child coming into contact with the criminal legal system. On August 25, United 4 Children presented their webinar, Building the Preschool to Promise Pipeline. Co-sponsored […]
Save the Date for Our 5th Anniversary

Save the Date for Our 5th Anniversary

Clark-Fox Policy Institute: Five Years of Amplifying Impact Thursday, October 13, 20225pm – Reception with light refreshments6pm – ProgramBrown School at Washington University The Clark-Fox Policy Institute invites you to attend its five-year anniversary celebration, Amplifying Impact: Continuing the momentum of the first five years. Featuring: Bethany Johnson-Javois President and CEO of the Deaconess Foundation Tishaura […]
State of the Agency: United 4 Children turns 10 years old this year

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 […]