COVID-19 Resources to Support Students, HS Counselors and Higher Ed Professionals

We are living in an unprecedented and stressful time. Now more than ever we need to support each other.  As students, schools and community organizations adapt to the COVID-19 pandemic, we will share here resources and information we hope are helpful. Please send any additional information you would like us to share to info@stlouisgraduates.org.  Send questions too and we’ll try …

Brown Bag Virtual Lunches

Amidst the stay-at-home virtual environment, we are hosting weekly Zoom calls for high school counselors and access advisers to connect with one another, learn updates, and share resources. Please click the links below to register for an upcoming Brown Bag or to access notes from a previous meeting. Brown Bag Zoom calls are Friday at Noon (unless otherwise noted). Details …

Students Need Emergency Federal Aid in the face of COVID-19

Today’s students rely on college campuses for much more than classes – they rely on institutions for access to food, housing, work-study wages, and more. St. Louis Graduates joins Higher Learning Advocates and 50 other organizations across the country in urging Congress to support students through emergency legislation. We urge Congress to include the following in their COVID-19 package: Allow …

The Year of Return: A Study-Abroad Experience for Students of Color

In the fall, I co-led nine students of color on an eight-day excursion to Ghana. The trip was formally led by Dr. Emmanuel Balogun, assistant professor of International Relations and chair of the Global MA International Relations program at Webster University as part of an Introduction to Africana Studies course. The trip was the result of a multi-year initiative to …

Connecting Students to High Demand Career Pathways: Final PDI of 2019-20

Our final Professional Development Institute workshop of the year focused on postsecondary opportunities that connect students to high demand career pathways. Our program included a walking tour of the new health sciences building at STLCC and site visits focused on careers in finance, IT and advanced manufacturing. Friday, February 21, 2020  St. Louis Community College-Forest Park Materials from the workshop: …

PDI Workshop on Parent/Family Engagement

A capacity crowd participated in our Professional Development Institute Workshop on Parent and Family Engagement! Thanks to all who attended. Friday, January 24, 2020 Deaconess Center for Child Well-Being Materials: AGENDA Parent and Family Engagement PDI Jan 2020 Social Media Dos and Don’ts – Jess Pupillo, Mehlville School District presentation Cultural Competency handout – Shenekia Weeks, EducationPlus presentation Observations in …

Advancing Racial Equity in Higher Education Institute

What if the outcomes in higher education were no longer predictable by race or socio-economic status? Over two days in November, 85 administrators and more than 50 students from over a dozen colleges and universities came together in St. Louis to delve into data, examine strategies and plan for greater equity in higher education. Facilitating the two-day Advancing Racial Equity …