Active Advocacy Coalition

The often forgotten experts are those most affected by the policies.

Students are the true experts on how higher education policies affect them. Therefore, they should be involved in all levels of decision-making.

The Active Advocacy Coalition is looking to change this reality and insure that students are not only involved in the process, but that the processes and systems work best for students.

The Active Advocacy Coalition is a bi-state-coalition of students working within policy internships at The Scholarship Foundation of St. Louis and through St. Louis Graduates.


First annual Active Advocacy Coalition conference October 14-15! Click here for more information.


Active Advocacy Coalition find inequities in Missouri's merit-based Bright Flight program.  Click here for more information and to read the report.


About the Active Advocacy Coalition
The Coalition seeks to increase higher education access and affordability for students in Missouri and Illinois by inspiring, advancing, or defeating policies at the institutional, state, or federal level that affect access and success for low-income and first-generation students.

The Active Advocacy Coalition builds on the effective advocacy work of the education policy internship program at The Scholarship Foundation of St. Louis, funded by Deaconess and Incarnate Word Foundations. The Active Advocacy Coalition is supported by a grant to St. Louis Graduates from TG Philanthropy.

For more information about the Active Advocacy Coalition, contact Karissa Anderson, Manager of Advocacy and Policy Research at The Scholarship Foundation of St. Louis/St. Louis Graduates.