St. Louis Graduates' Advocacy Committee takes positions to support postsecodary access and affordability. St. Louis Graduates' Advocacy Committee supports the work of the Active Advocacy Coalition, a student-led coalition advocating for access and affordability in Missouri and federally.


Thanks to a grant from Deaconess 

Foundation, St. Louis Graduates is meeting with members of the Missouri General Assembly who hold leadership positions related to budget, appropriations and education. We are grateful to the legislators who have taken time to share with us the education issues in their own districts and their views on state policies.

In December 2017, St. Louis Graduates hosted its first Legislative Breakfast for St. 

Louis area Senators and Representatives to share data and student perspective on how Missouri's postsecondary and budget decisions are impacting students.

St. Louis Graduates joins partners at The Scholarship Foundation of St. Louis, Active Advocacy Coalition and St. Louis Regional Chamber in supporting increased funding for need-based aid and in-state tuition rates for undocumented students.


As a member of the National College Access Network (NCAN), St. Louis Graduate advocates for Pell grant funding and other policies that support students.

St. Louis Graduates, along with The Scholarship Foundation of St. Louis, the Active Advocacy Coalition, College Bound and 70 national organizations signed on to a letter to Sen. Roy Blunt and colleagues on the Senate Appropriations Labor, Health, Human Services and Education Subcommittee to keep dollars in the federal Pell grant program and index Pell grant amounts to inflation. The Institute for College Access & Success (TICAS) spearheaded this effort.

St. Louis Graduates also joined colleagues from the St. Louis region and across the U.S. in advocating to continue the DACA program. The Education Trust coordinated efforts to submit letters to President Trump and Congress in support of DACA.