Funding for United Way’s Helpline

March 23, 2009

Last week the St. Louis Business Journal announced that the United Way of Greater St. Louis’s 2-1-1 helpline will be getting $238,000 in federal funding.

Throughout our work on Facing the Financial Crisis, United Way has been a valuable partner—their 2-1-1 referral service has connected many people to trusted resources. We’ll keep you updated as we learn more about what the funding will mean for the United Way of Greater St. Louis, and potentially for our region.

To read the full article in the St. Louis Business Journal, CLICK HERE.


Federal Reserve Forum on Community Colleges

March 23, 2009

Tomorrow, March 24th, the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis will host a forum called Community Colleges: A Route of Upward Economic Mobility, from 8:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.  St. Louis Federal Reserve economist Natalia Kolesnikova will present the findings from recent research done about the role of community colleges in higher education.  After her presentation, a panel will talk about other impacts of community college.

Below are the forum’s panelists (confirmed and invited):
Moderator: Roderick Nunn, St. Louis Community College Workforce and Community Development Vice Chancellor (invited)
Community College Representative: Zelema Harris, St. Louis Community College Chancellor (invited)
Georgia Costello, Southwestern Illinois College President (invited)
Workforce and Community College Development Representative : Michael Holmes, St. Louis Agency on Training and Employment (SLATE)
Executive Director (confirmed)
Debra Moore, St. Clair County Intergovernmental Grants Dept. (invited)
Four-year Institution Representative: Terry Barnes, University of Missouri Columbia Assistant Provost for Community College Partnerships (confirmed)
Community College Association Representative: A representative from the Missouri Community College Association (invited)

To read the full article by Ms. Kolesnikova, CLICK HERE.

You can also check out the event on our new Community Calendar.