Despite all the challenges highlighted by St. Louis Business Journal readers in the AdvanceSTL series, there are a lot of great things happening in St. Louis. In many ways, it feels like we are on the verge of a potential grand slam.
Last weekend’s Blacktoberfest event was a huge success and reminded us of an important element in our comprehensive work—joy.
In a recent article I wrote for the St. Louis Business Journal called How St. Louis Became America’s Comeback City, I started with the premise of, what if this became a reality? And if so, what would a solution or effort to help create…
From Viking Tykes To Medical School: A Normandy Graduate Blazes A Trail He Hopes Other Students Will Follow
The Normandy High School alum is the first Viking Advantage graduate to earn an M.D. Up next: an anesthesiology residency. Read more about his non-traditional medical school journey and the holistic support his family received.
Among all the success stories Beyond Housing’s education team hears—about students who have benefited from its Family Engagement Liaisons, its College Savings Accounts, part-time jobs at its economic development initiatives, and all the other facets of its holistic model—Lauren Bowers stands out. When she joined Normandy High School as the college adviser in late 2021, […]
The goal of Beyond Housing’s Once and for All effort is to transform the many under-resourced communities within the Normandy schools footprint in North St. Louis County to strengthen not only these communities but the entire St. Louis region. A large part of this effort is focused on helping families lift themselves out of poverty […]