Children’s Advocates for Change

Camille Hogan

Children’s Advocates for Change promotes the needs of Illinois children through public forums, social media, and advocacy work with elected officials. Through data collection and analysis, they consider the whole picture of the whole child including health, education, economic security, family, community – and beyond. With a focus on healing the system, Children’s Advocates for Change utilizes a racial, ethnic, …

Join Hands ESL

Camille Hogan

Join Hands ESL has a mission to build personal relationships and walk in solidarity with children and families of the greater East St. Louis, Illinois area as they strive to achieve their full potential and overcome barriers of poverty and racial injustice. Services include youth programming, education advocacy, mentoring programs, and the Ubuntu Center for Peace. Join Hands ESL utilizes …

St. Louis Story Stitchers

Camille Hogan

The mission of St. Louis Story Stitchers is to document St. Louis through art and word to promote understanding, civic pride, intergenerational relationships and literacy. Story Stitchers provides artistic mentorship for Black youth, ages 16-24, with the skills and platforms to amplify their voices as advocates and organizers, connect youth with mentors and community leaders, strengthen networks across economically and …

Dutchtown South Community Corporation

Camille Hogan

Dutchtown South Community Corporation (DSCC)’s mission is to advance neighborhood vitality through community empowerment, housing stabilization and real estate development. Their work addresses disparities faced by marginalized communities in the Dutchtown, Marine Villa, Mount Pleasant, Gravois Park, and Benton Park West neighborhoods of the City of St. Louis. The majority of residents are Black, are paid low wages, and face …