education

Hive Mind – Part Two

A team of local scientists work together on how to improve produce yields in urban orchards and community gardens.

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Hive Mind – Part One

With the goal of helping community gardens produce more fresh food, scientists from six different St. Louis institutions are collaborating…

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Space for STEM

With Black Girls Do STEM, chemist Cynthia Chapple and her team are carving out an inclusive space for young Black…

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Rewriting the Narrative

At EyeSeeMe Bookstore in University City, Jeffrey and Pamela Blair are fulfilling their calling to provide people with positive stories…

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A Mindful Movement

With Generation Mindful, Suzanne Tucker is striving to create a more emotionally healthy world.

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Giving Lessons

With the support of her local Buy Nothing group, Briana Morales guides her students in East St. Louis through social-emotional…

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Building Bridges

Natissia Small, Ed.D., reduces barriers for St. Louis youth to pursue and succeed in higher education.

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The Power of Plants

Mónica Carlsen, a Venezuelan immigrant and plant biologist with the Missouri Botanical Garden, is inspiring the next generation of budding…

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Making Art at the MAC

Brandace Cloud's art collective is bringing people together in Staunton, Illinois.

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What’s Possible

Marian Middle School students find inspiration for their future in the history-making election of the first Black female vice president, Kamala…

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Empowering
Parents

The Navigate STL Schools dashboard and programs are helping parents make informed decisions for their children's education.

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Changing the Conversation

Local start-up We Stories is teaching the next generation to be anti-racist.

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Opening Doors

Dwayne Smith's first job was with the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency, and now, through education, he seeks to build up the…

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Learning Through Play

Therapists who work with children on the autism spectrum shift their delivery methods to support families during the pandemic.

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A World of Knowledge

Attorney Nalini Mahadevan is helping St. Louis corporations attract and retain top international talent for the region's growing industries.

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Home(Town) Brew

Here in one of the nation's top beer cities, St. Louis brewers are shaping the industry's future.

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Call of the Wild

For Kari Musgrave, honing her veterinary skills at the world-class Saint Louis Zoo is a dream come true.

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Urban Oasis

Theo Smith thought he’d become an urban planner, but Kennedy Forest in Forest Park beckoned.

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Career Center

New industries in St. Louis are helping to fuel Missouri’s rise in employment opportunities.

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Shared Solutions

Through Odd Couples Housing, John Levis is tackling local lodging issues by pairing senior and millennial roommates.

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Community
“We think this idea has legs to expand to other communities,” founder John Levis says of Odd Couples Housing.

All That Jazz

Lauren Parks and Jas Gary Pearson have turned the childhood home of music legend Miles Davis into a community catalyst.

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Lauren Parks and Jas Gary Pearson outside the childhood home of Miles Davis

Midwest Millennials

Post-grads are learning that St. Louis’s low cost of living means more money for business and leisure.

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Education for All

Through EdHub STL, Sherita Love helps educators shake up their classrooms and eliminate barriers for students.

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Finding the Spirit

SLU professors Pauline Lee and Rachel Lindsey are exploring what religion in unexpected places means to St. Louis’s future.

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Planting Seeds

Angi Taylor found meaningful work in St. Louis’s growing agriculture industry.

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Speaking the Language

St. Louis is positioning job seekers for global opportunities.

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