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.

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 […]
Are You a Business Leader?

Are You a Business Leader?

Here’s Why You Should Care About Early Childhood Education The Clark-Fox Policy Institute and United 4 Children, hosted its second webinar in the Foundation to Thrive Webinar Series, Are You a Business Leader? Here’s Why You Should Care about Early Childhood Education. Access to quality early childhood education is critical to the lifelong well-being of […]
Advocacy & Allyship: Supporting Transgender Youth

Advocacy & Allyship: Supporting Transgender Youth

The Clark-Fox Policy Institute, in cooperation with the Brown School’s Open Classroom, celebrated and recognized Transgender Day of Visibility with Advocacy & Allyship: Supporting Transgender Youth, a webinar conference attended by more than 300 online participants. Tonya Edmond, interim co-dean at the Brown School, opened the session with remarks of gratitude and acknowledged all transgender panelist […]

2021-2022 Graduate Policy Scholar Induction Ceremony

Forty-One New Inductees Join the Ranks of Trained Graduate Policy Scholars On May 12, 2022, the Graduate Policy Scholars Program inducted forty-one new scholars. These  students dedicate themselves to a yearlong learning experience designed to enhance their knowledge, skills and abilities around policy and advocacy. This marks the program’s fifth year, and now over 250 […]
Response to the Uvalde School Shooting

Response to the Uvalde School Shooting

Dear Friends, Today is a particularly difficult day. I know I am not alone in my heartbreak and grief over the loss of the 19 children and 2 teachers killed in Uvalde, Texas. Furthermore, the trauma of the shooting inflicted on the survivors and the families of the victims has only just begun. For children […]
Graduate Policy Scholars Program Welcomes Allison Gibbs

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

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 […]
Washington People: Sheretta Butler-Barnes | The Source | Washington University in St. Louis

Washington People: Sheretta Butler-Barnes | The Source | Washington University in St. Louis

Sheretta Butler Barnes, assistant professor in the Brown School at Washington University in St. Louis, focuses her research on structural racism and inequalities in education. In this video, she talks about her motivation and her work, including a program to encourage girls of color in STEM subjects. Source: Washington People: Sheretta Butler-Barnes | The Source […]
1 in 3 Children Investigated for Abuse/Neglect by 18

1 in 3 Children Investigated for Abuse/Neglect by 18

December 20, 2016 The first academic study to estimate the cumulative lifetime risk of a child maltreatment investigation, completed by researchers at the Brown School at Washington University in St. Louis, reveals that 37 percent of U.S. children prior to their 18th birthday are the subject of an investigated child neglect and abuse report — […]