Just For Kids (J4K) Community Conversation 2019

Just for Kids (J4K) Community Conversations are forums designed to introduce our community action tank, Deaconess Center for Child Well-Being, to the St. Louis region and amplify Deaconess Foundation’s commitment to Building A Community Just for Kids, advancing the work of child advocates through public policy and racial equity. 

Equitable Development Series At Deaconess Center

To highlight the contributions of the comprehensive North Central Plan developed by our neighbors in 2000 and the call for a renewal of localized community planning, Deaconess Center for Child Well-Being is hosting Equitably Redeveloping Your Community. This six-part workshop series offers residents an opportunity to learn the process of community-led development.

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Just For Kids (J4K) Community Conversation: How Change Happens

On October 23, join regional movement builders and business leaders across sectors to examine social and environmental movements that have both succeeded and failed, led by Leslie Crutchfield of Georgetown University McDonough School of Business. This event represents the last of five J4K Community Conversations which bring and have brought national leaders to St. Louis to hold forums designed to activate change …

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Dr. Bell of Casey Family Programs Shares Plan to Reduce National Need for Foster Care Part of the Just for Kids (J4K) Conversations Series

On Tuesday, August 21, Dr. William C. Bell, a national philanthropic leader joined us in St. Louis to share solutions to improve outcomes for children. Dr. William C. Bell, President and CEO of Casey Family Programs, presented a public forum on Faith Communities and Child Welfare. The forum is a part of a series of forums hosted by Deaconess Center for Child Well-Being called the Just for Kids (J4K) Community Conversations.

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Marian Wright Edelman Launches Just for Kids (J4K) Conversations Series

Mrs. Marian Wright Edelman, founder and president of the Children’s Defense Fund and Presidential Medal of Honor recipient, engaged with local and state policymakers, community leaders, Deaconess partners and family as the inaugural speaker in Deaconess’ series of Just for Kids (J4K) Community Conversations.