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Philanthropy Lab Course Funds Five Local Nonprofits 

Philanthropy Lab Course Funds Five Local Nonprofits 
From what I understand, this course was commendable in the way it encouraged students to view philanthropy through an anti-racist, justice-focused lens. Students learned best practices for supporting both direct services and systemic change, for supporting general operating rather than niche ‘feel-good’ projects, and for developing a collaborative relationship with funded organizations. These practices could […]

Getting 100 Teens to Say YES

Getting 100 Teens to Say YES
The almost universal question shared by parents, youth organizations, and community leaders is how to get the attention of youth and engage them on issues of public concern at an early age. The need to focus our intentions is elevated through the recent examples of youth protests for action on climate change, gun control, and […]

Facilitation Workshop Fosters Campus-Community Partnerships

Facilitation Workshop Fosters Campus-Community Partnerships
In October of 2019, the Gephardt Institute collaborated with the Center for Community Health Partnership and Research at the Institute for Public Health, the Office for Socially Engaged Practice at the Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts, and University of Missouri Extension to hold an introductory workshop on group facilitation for campus and […]

Kunsang Lama Shares About Sustainability Path at WashU Engage Event

Kunsang Lama Shares About Sustainability Path at WashU Engage Event
In October, alumni, students, family, and friends joined the WashU Engage Chicago Network for a sustainability panel discussion featuring Kunsang Lama, class of 2021, Phil Valko, AB '03, Chris Wheat, AB '03, and Kady McFadden, AB '10. Raised in Prok Nubri, a remote village situated in the Himalayas of Nepal, Kunsang expressed how the environment […]

Working Toward Health Equity in St. Louis: Jamaa Birth Village and Casa de Salud Partner with the Goldman Fellows Program

Working Toward Health Equity in St. Louis: Jamaa Birth Village and Casa de Salud Partner with the Goldman Fellows Program
Even a cursory glance at a map of the hospitals in St. Louis quickly reveals the uneven access to healthcare in the region, divided along longstanding, historically rooted lines of class, race, ethnicity, and geography. The World Health Organization defines health equity as the idea that "everyone should have a fair opportunity to attain their full health […]