April Newsletter | The Priority: Centering Children, Youth and Families
Deaconess Community, Two weeks ago, we collectively witnessed the outcome of years of work to build a more inclusive democracy through approval voting, a measure supported by a broad network of our partners. In an historic victory, Mayor Tishaura O. Jones is the first Black woman to serve the residents of the City of St....
March Newsletter | A Year Later: COVID-19 And Equitable Policy
Deaconess Community, This month marks one year since the World Health Organization declared COVID-19 a global pandemic. And while many may be breathing a sigh of relief with the increasing availability of COVID-19 vaccines, the trauma and disproportionate impact of the pandemic continues to unfold. From loss of family income, to school closures, to a reduction...
Our Path Forward: Chief Executive Nomination and Application Period Now Open
Over the course of several weeks, at the direction of the Search Committee, the consultive search firm has been engaging in one-on-one discussions with many within the Deaconess community to identify the qualities, skill sets, and experience desired in the next leader. The insight gathered from community leaders, former Deaconess chief executives and volunteer leaders, local...
St. Louis Regional Racial Healing + Justice Fund Announces Inaugural Grant Recipients
After a four-month community-led grantmaking process, the St. Louis Regional Racial Healing + Justice Fund’s Community Governing Board selected the first set of community grant recipients to lead capacity and infrastructure development efforts in the racial justice movement through community organizing and healing arts. The targeted investment in the 13 organizations chosen aims to: 1)...
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