Mayor’s Commission Meets with Dr. Dann-Messier

After being postponed in January due to winter weather the Mayor’s Commission on Children, Youth and Families met on the morning of Wednesday, February 23. Although temperatures registered in the 70’s just days before, it was once again a small amount of ice causing a large amount of havoc on the streets of St. Louis. Luckily commission members endured unexpected […]

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Increasing Critical Third-Grade Reading Levels

In conjunction with Mayor Francis Slay’s office, members of the St. Louis Regional Early Childhood Council participated in the January 27 National League of Cities teleconference New Directions for Early Education in 2011: Mobilizing Communities and Improving Literacy. The focus of the national teleconference was on the critical importance of ensuring that students are reading at grade-level by the third […]

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Welcome to the Children’s Policy Forum

Since 1991 Vision for Children at Risk and the St. Louis Children’s Agenda have promoted strategic, research-based collaborative action to advance the well-being of St. Louis area children and families.  Our focus is on ensuring that all St. Louis area children have their fundamental life needs met and are afforded an opportunity for success.  It is our hope that our […]

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Annual Meeting of the SLFCP

Several staff members attended the Annual Meeting of the St. Louis Family and Community Partnerhip (SLFCP), held at the Dome Building on the campus of the St. Louis Psychiatric Rehabilitation Center.  The partnership shared two documents: the 2010-2013 Strategic Planand a report of the last year’s partnership activities, A Report to the Community: July 2009-10.   For more information, see the SLFCP […]

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2009 St. Louis Metropolitan Children’s Summit

It’s almost time to hear Robert Dugger’s keynote address about Investing in St. Louis Children to Promote Economic Success in the Region. Evidence indicates that investing in children during their earliest years yields high economic returns. The Partnership for America’s Economic Success is a national coalition using this evidence to mobilize business leaders to improve tomorrow’s economy through smart policy […]

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