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St. Louis Public Schools Foundation Annual Report

We are so grateful to students, educators and a very generous St. Louis community for a great first year as SLPS Foundation version 2.0.  Read our annual report by clicking here: SLPS Foundation Annual Report Spreads Dec. 2015. For a peak at 2015-2016, here’s a SLPS Foundation Year in Review of highlights.

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SCHOOLS PILOT INNOVATIVE SOLUTIONS FOR LONG-STANDING CHALLENGES

The St. Louis Public Schools Foundation awards 12 School Innovation Grants for creative problem-solving among school leadership teams. With a lead grant from Emerson Electric, and additional support from Boeing and Wells Fargo Advisors, the St. Louis Public Schools Foundation is proud to launch the School Innovation Grants program, designed to recognize school leadership teams’ creativity and […]

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Monsanto Fund Supports College Pathways to Careers in Medicine & Bioscience

The Collegiate School of Medicine & Bioscience hires a College Specialist to ensure students understand their career options and how to achieve them. ST. LOUIS (October 20, 2015) – Monsanto Fund has provided nearly $90,000 through the St. Louis Public Schools Foundation, in support of increased college access for low-income, minority, and first-generation college aspirants […]

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Missouri Foundation for Health Supports ‘Healthy Schools, Health Communities’

Missouri Foundation for Health Supports St. Louis Public Schools in Reducing Childhood Obesity Healthy Schools Healthy Communities Initiative Enters Second Year Supporting Wellness in SLPS Schools ST. LOUIS (September 28, 2015) – The Healthy Schools Healthy Communities (HSHC) initiative has begun its second year of a five year commitment of $1.6 million through Missouri Foundation for […]

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School Innovation Grants Program Opens

Thanks to a generous grant from Emerson Electric, the St. Louis Public Schools Foundation is proud to launch the School Innovation Grants program, a program designed to recognize school leadership teams’ creativity and vision. The grants will be disbursed after a selective grants process to approximately 10-15 schools and will range in size from $5,000-15,000. School […]

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Taylor Family Gift Will Build Great Futures for SLPS Preschoolers

On May 27, the family of Jack Taylor, the founder of Enterprise Rent-a-Car, made a historic gift of $22 million to youth and children-serving organizations in St. Louis.  The St. Louis Public Schools Foundation received $5 million, designated to the District’s early childhood education programs.  “This is a monumental gift,” said St. Louis Public Schools […]

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Emerson Commits $1 million to SLPS Foundation

St. Louis Public Schools Foundation is thrilled to announce that Emerson will invest $1 million in the students of Saint Louis Public Schools over the next three years. Emerson was the first corporation to make a commitment to funding Saint Louis Public Schools’ Transformation Plan; it’s strategy for accelerated student success. The support will be […]

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SLPS Foundation and SLPS Join Forces for Transformation

Two recent op-ed pieces, one in the St. Louis Business Journal by Joe Reagan, CEO of the Chamber of Commerce and SLPS Foundation Board Member, and the other in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch by Rich McClure, Co-chair of the Ferguson Commission and former president of UniGroup, call for action.  “Now is the time for meaningful […]

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Saint Louis Superintendent, Foundation join to expand college opportunity

On December 4th, SLPS Superintendent Kelvin Adams was invited to participate in the White House College Opportunity Day with both Obamas.  The event recognized the District and the Foundation’s commitment to intensifying college and career readiness activities. Read more from the Post Dispatch here. (Photo by J. Forbes from the Post Dispatch.)

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