Advocacy

St. Louis Graduates' Advocacy Committee supports the network's mission around post-secondary education equity. St. Louis Graduates' Advocacy Committee takes positions on policy proposals that affect low-income students, first-generation students, students of color and undocumented students.

St. Louis Graduates' Advocacy Committee supports the work of the Active Advocacy Coalition, a student-led coalition advocating for access and affordability for low-income, first-generation students.

Missouri Legislative Session - update March 2017

Gov. Eric Greitens has proposed a $4 million increase for state scholarships for FY2018. While St. Louis Graduates applauds Gov. Greitens for recognizing the need to increase student scholarships, the proposed increase will earn the greatest return on investment if allocated to the need-based Access Missouri scholarship instead of the merit-based Bright Flight program. Read this commentary in the St. Louis American by the Active Advocacy Coalition to understand why all scholarships are not created equal. Co-chairs Alan Byrd, Jr. and Allison Williams highlight the importance of keeping college accessible and affordable in a recent letter to the Editor of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.