“East Side Thrives” to Promote Children’s Health, Knowledge, Leadership

Vision for Children at Risk is pleased to be part of the East Side Thrives  collective impact project announced on Dec. 17 by an enthusiastic crowd of young people, partner agencies and community leaders. Funded by a $500,000 Impact grant from Glaxo Smith Kline (GSK), the 18-month project will involve nine agencies working together in a collective impact framework called […]

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Make a difference for kids during our 2015 Challenge Campaign

Now through December 31 – All donations matched 100% Vision for Children at Risk is at the forefront of community action for children in the St. Louis region facing socio-economic risk. During 2015, we have facilitated many important activities … the November “Early Childhood: The Foundation of Our Region’s Future” forum … April Child Abuse Prevention Month Family Resource Fair […]

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Forum Explores “Early Childhood: The Foundation of Our Region’s Future”

More than 180 community stakeholders attended the Nov. 17 forum, “Early Childhood: The Foundation of Our Region’s Future,” at the Nine Network for Public Media, exploring how many children in the St. Louis region start their first years without adequate early learning opportunities, and what we can do about it. The forum was co-sponsored by the St. Louis Regional Early […]

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Media Coverage Highlights Early Childhood Forum

See the following media coverage around the Nov. 17 forum, “Early Childhood: The Foundation of Our Region’s Future:” St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Nov. 17, 2015 “New effort urges St. Louis business community to champion investment in early childhood” By Nancy Cambria St. Louis Public Radio “St. Louis on the Air,” Nov. 16, 2015 “How will expanding access to early childhood education help […]

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“Collaborating to Create a Common Agenda” Webinar

Vision for Children at Risk and Ready by 21 St. Louis hosted local viewing of the FSG/Collective Impact Forum webinar, “Collaborating to Create a Common Agenda,” on Nov. 3. Some key points from the webinar that could have relevance for the collective impact initiative in St. Louis include the following: The “how” of making decisions in the collective impact process is […]

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