Dutchtown South Community Corporation

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Dutchtown South Community Corporation (DSCC) is a community development corporation started and led by neighborhood residents serving four southeast St. Louis City neighborhoods: Dutchtown, Gravois Park, Marine Villa and Mt. Pleasant. DSCC’s mission is to advance neighborhood vitality through community empowerment, housing stabilization and real estate development. Deaconess Foundation funds DSCC through both our Responsive portfolio and COVID-19 Equitable Relief …

Missouri Jobs with Justice

Constance Rush

Missouri Jobs with Justice’s (JwJ) mission is to organize Missourians to build transformative power for social, racial, and economic justice in our state. JwJ believes that strong relationships rooted in justice, equity and solidarity are necessary for building transformative power for social, racial, and economic justice. Their vision is of a Missouri where: the economy and public infrastructure are strong …

Forward Through Ferguson

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After the death of Michael Brown, Jr. on Aug. 9, 2014, “Ferguson” came to symbolize racial strife and inequality in the United States. Throughout this country, the circumstances surrounding and following his death have sharply defined the challenges that demand transformation. The alternative to change is to accept an untenable environment that is fraught with inequities and continued conflict. The …

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2020 Public Policy Campaign Partners

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During the Just 4 Kids Community Conversation on November 18, 2019 we announced an investment of $100,000 to support a 2020 collaborative public policy Campaign to Achieve Medicaid Expansion and Democracy Reform. Missouri Jobs with Justice and Action St. Louis are collaborating campaign partners focused on mobilizing their combined base among uninsured or underinsured citizens and developing the leadership capacity of people for …