Regional and National Initiatives

Funding the future of St. Louis through education, community initiatives, and economic development.

Strengthening the region’s capability to achieve positive outcomes for children and youth through collaborative engagement that has long-term impact on the health and well-being of children.




Advocating for the well-being of all Missourians through civic leadership, education, and research.


Preparing diverse leaders to work cooperatively for a thriving St. Louis region through  experience-based leadership training, civic issue education and public engagement initiatives.





Working to improve the health of all people by eliminating racial inequities that stifle our region’s growth.


Leading the St. Louis region on a path toward Racial Equity through collaborative, unflinching, and community-driven principles that guided the Ferguson Commission.

Cultivating informed and actively engaged citizens.


Championing social progress powered by science; led by the American Academy of Social Work and Social Welfare.

Building regional capacity in St. Louis City and County to better serve and foster the positive development of young black males ages 12-29.


Unifying statewide child advocacy efforts to assure that Missouri’s public policy supports broad child and youth well-being, as well as the welfare of children and youth who are at risk because of poverty, abuse/neglect, or other risk factors.


Improving outcomes for children and youth throughout the St.Louis region by facilitating the alignment of policy, practice, and investment.