Early Childhood Education
In pursuit of our vision and in light of gaps in community capacity, Deaconess and its partners are pursuing a focused, power-building strategy to advance child well-being through racial equity and public policy.
We know grantmaking alone will not create the conditions for our children to thrive. Thus, we have committed to institutional advocacy and building new platforms for engagement to complement our community investments. Our hope is that this evolution will better serve a wider movement for children and youth in the St. Louis region through strengthening partnership, leveraging platforms, and building power.