racial equity

Building a Community Just for Kids: Deaconess' Commitment to Racial Equity

By Rev. Starsky D. Wilson

In April of 2014, more than 120 advocates, practitioners and academics gathered in St. Louis’ Grand Center District to discuss research and their experiences helping children. They quickly realized there wasn’t a common vision of the goal they all pursued. Problem solvers that they were, the team set out to craft a clear definition of child well-being.