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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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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