HomeGrown StL Professional Development Grant Awardees

Congratulations to the HomeGrown StL Professional Development Grant Winners! Homegrown STL at Washington University created an opportunity for 11 staff from agencies in our Preferred Provider Network (PPN) to attend at no cost, the 14-week Community Health Worker program through the Workforce Solutions Group at St. Louis Community College. The program runs August 11th through November […]

WashU Expert: Explaining push to ‘defund police’

WashU Expert: Explaining push to ‘defund police’
In the wake of national protests following the death of George Floyd, some activists are calling on cities to defund their police departments. But what does that mean exactly? Robert Motley, a PhD candidate in the Brown School and manager of the Race & Opportunity Lab at Washington University in St. Louis, explained it’s more of a […]

Study examines black male youth reactions to social media videos of community violence

New research from the Race and Opportunity Lab in the Brown School’s Center for Social Development at Washington University in St. Louis sheds light on youths’ reactions to social media videos showing violence in their communities. Published in the journal Social Work Research, the study presents findings from a survey of black male youths incarcerated in the St. Louis […]

Mentoring Alliance Capacity Building Mini-Grant awardees

Congratulations to the first cohort of HomeGrown StL Mentoring Alliance Capacity Building Mini-Grant awardees! Williams & Associates: Let's Be Clear The Village ROPE Big Brothers Big Sisters of Eastern MO Each initiative will be awarded $3, 500 to help support and enhance the program's ability to foster and support quality mentoring relationships for Black boys […]

Congratulations to our 2020 Lab graduates!

The Race and Opportunity Lab would like to congratulate their 2020 Lab graduates.  We thank them for all the great, hard work they have done to continue the great work of informing policies, interventions, and intra-professional practices in the St. Louis region.