Mayor’s Commission Focuses on Early Childhood

On Wednesday, December 5, 2012 Mayor Slay convened the Mayor’s Commission on Children, Youth and Families for their last meeting of 2012.  The previous two meetings of the Mayor’s Commission focused largely on youth violence, the creation of the Youth Violence Prevention Task Force, and youth development issues.  The December meeting focused entirely on early childhood.  Mayor Slay was quick […]

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St. Louis Selected for Project LAUNCH

St. Louis has been selected as a site for Project LAUNCH with initiation to begin in late 2012. Project LAUNCH is a five-year, $4.2 million federal initiative funded by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). The population of focus is children from birth through age 8. The goal is for all children to reach social, emotional, behavioral, […]

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Mayor’s Commission Focuses on SLPS, Teen Birth Rates and Community Health

On Tuesday, September 18, 2012 Mayor Slay convened the Commission on Children, Youth and Families for their third quarterly meeting of the year. The Mayor’s Commission met at St. Louis Community College- Forest Park. The September meeting included presentations by Dr. Kelvin Adams, Superintendent of the St. Louis Public School District, Allison Hile, Executive Director of the Teen Pregnancy and […]

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Collective Impact for St. Louis Children: Where Are We Now?

About 18 months ago, via broadcast email, Vision for Children at Risk shared a link with a wide range of St. Louis area organizations to an article on “collective impact” that had just come out in the Stanford Social Innovation Review (SSIR). That led to a discussion with several area nonprofits (Vision for Children at Risk and Beyond Housing and […]

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Mayor’s Commission takes on Youth Violence

On April 19, 2012 Mayor Slay convened the Commission on Children, Youth and Families for their second quarterly meeting of the year.  The Commission met at St. Louis Community College- Forest Park. The meeting began with the introduction of two new Commission Members: Mr. Tom Santel of BJC and Rev. Starsky D. Wilson of the Deaconess Foundation. During the Mayor’s Commission […]

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