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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 […]

Community Mural Mobilizes Support for Dunbar Elementary School

Community Mural Mobilizes Support for Dunbar Elementary School
"Our community is unique, and if Dunbar closes, it would be a significant loss for all of us." Carla Alexander, co-director, Tillie's Corner, Inc. Dunbar Elementary School is a historic institution of St. Louis' Jeff-Vander-Lou neighborhood and is currently at risk of closure due to low enrollment. The school is within walking distance to Vashon […]

Each One Teach One’s Enrichment Event Addresses Trauma-Informed Teaching in St. Louis

Each One Teach One’s Enrichment Event Addresses Trauma-Informed Teaching in St. Louis
The Gephardt Institute's Each One Teach One program is most commonly known as the university's signature tutoring initiative, working with 80 WashU students to serve over 70 local 1st-3rd graders. The mission of Each One Teach One as part of the institute's K-12 & Youth Initiatives extends beyond weekly tutoring at KIPP: Victory Academy. The program also seeks […]