Children of the St. Louis Region

The St. Louis region has fewer children today than it did 10 years ago. That’s the finding of an analysis by the East-West Gateway Council of Governments done at the request of Vision for Children at Risk. East-West Gateway (EWG) is the federally designated Metropolitan Planning Organization for the St. Louis region. EWG serves an area made up of the […]

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Fun Facts About VCR

Did you know… that some 6,000 people meet at VCR every year to formulate and advance strategies to promote the well-being of St. Louis children, youth and families? there are still seven attendees who have not paid the registration fee for the 2001 Children’s Summit? that VCR has published nine editions (and counting) of the Children of Metropolitan St. Louis […]

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Mayor’s Commission Convenes: last meeting of 2011

On Thursday, October 13 the City of St. Louis’ Mayor’s Commission on Children, Youth and Families convened for the last time in the 2011 calendar year.  The meeting took place at the offices of Vision for Children at Risk.  The meeting began with a welcome from Mayor Slay and a special acknowledgement of commission member Judge Jimmie Edwards. Judge Edwards […]

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Mayor’s Commission Meets: covers everything from the courts to collective impact

On Thursday, July 21, during a seemingly endless excessive heat warning, the Mayor’s Commission on Children, Youth and Families for the City of St. Louis met. Construction at St. Louis Community College – Forest Park, where these meetings are usually held, gave the commission the opportunity to meet at a different location in the community. The July meeting was held […]

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Collective Impact in St. Louis?

Last November, Vision for Children at Risk provided an Internet link to some key local stakeholders to an article in the Winter 2011 edition of the Stanford Social Innovation Review titled “Collective Impact”. Shared with some St. Louis area nonprofit organizations, funders, and civic leaders who are focused on broad-scale, strategic community action, the article stirred interest. Now, through the […]

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