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One in five children in the St. Louis region lives in poverty. This increases to two in five for Black or Brown children. Deaconess envisions a community that values the health and well-being of all children and gives priority attention to the most vulnerable. This community only thrives if the allocation of power and distribution of resources, benefits, opportunities and burdens are not predictable by, nor predicated on race.

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  • Now Hiring: Relationship Coordinator

    Now Hiring: Relationship Coordinator

    The primary responsibility of this full-time position is providing Deaconess Center relationship management support to the Director, Deaconess Center for Child Well-Being. The Relationship Coordinator will be responsible for greeting all building …Learn More

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  • Better Family Life logo
  • Black Leaders Advancing Community Change
  • Coalition Against Police Crimes and Repression
  • Dutchtown South Community Corporation
  • Forward Through Ferguson
  • Kids Win Missouri
  • Migrant and Immigrant Community Action Project
  • Missouri Jobs with Justice
  • New Economy Coalition
  • The Scholarship Foundation of St. Louis
  • St. Francis Community Services
  • St. Louis University
  • Unleashing Potential
  • Young Voices with Action
  • Almost Home
  • Annie Malone logo
  • Beyond Housing logo
  • Boys and Girls Club logo
  • Community Organizing and Family Issues logo
  • Epworth Children & Family Services Inc logo
  • Generate Health STL logo
  • Metropolitan Congregations United logo
  • Missouri Budget Project logo
  • Missouri Organizing and Voter Engagement Collaborative logo
  • Organization for Black Struggle logo
  • Solidarity Economy St. Louis logo
  • St. Louis Graduates logo
  • United Congregations of Metro East logo
  • Vision for Children at Risk logo
  • American
  • ArchCity
  • Big
  • Campaign
  • Children's
  • Creative
  • Fathers
  • Greenhouse
  • Metropolitan
  • Missouri
  • Mount
  • Parents
  • Southside
  • St.
  • University
  • WEPOWER
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Congratulations to the Washington University @BrownSchool Graduates! Bethany Johnson-Javois, President and CEO of Deaconess Foundation, shared her five points of encouragement with the graduates during their commencement recognition ceremony:

#Thread #WashU22 #BrownGrad22

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Congratulations to the Washington University @BrownSchool Graduates! Bethany Johnson-Javois, President and CEO of Deaconess Foundation, shared her five points of encouragement with the graduates during their commencement recognition ceremony:

#Thread #WashU22 #BrownGrad22

Image for the Tweet beginning: Congratulations to the Washington University

We’ll share highlights from this evening, but you’re welcome to tune in with us as Bethany Johnson-Javois encourages and celebrates the Class of 2022!

Congratulations to the Washington University @BrownSchool Graduates! Bethany Johnson-Javois, President and CEO of Deaconess Foundation, shared her five points of encouragement with the graduates during their commencement recognition ceremony:

#Thread #WashU22 #BrownGrad22

Image for the Tweet beginning: Congratulations to the Washington University

We’ll share highlights from this evening, but you’re welcome to tune in with us as Bethany Johnson-Javois encourages and celebrates the Class of 2022!

Read the full article here: https://www.stlamerican.com/news/local_news/racial-healing-justice-fund-announces-new-governance-board/article_bb3aaf94-d6f1-11ec-ac64-fb32a1cb2d4f.html #Healing