In what might be a perfect match between a job description and an employee, Sarah Nash is the Gephardt Institute’s Community Engagement Manager. Since joining the Gephardt Institute in July 2022, Nash leads program strategy and implementation to foster mutually beneficial community engagement between WashU students and community partners in the St. Louis region. Nash […]
A WashU sociology course supported by the Gephardt Institute presented $40,000 in funding to four local nonprofit organizations to bolster their work in the St. Louis community. Philanthropy Lab, a course in Arts & Sciences’ Department of Sociology taught by Barbara Levin and David Rigby, gives students a theoretical and practical understanding of philanthropy today. […]
In this episode, Punch joins Eric Reiter and Bethany Copeland, to discuss bringing institutional resources into the community, bullet injuries as a public health crisis, and how medicine can be inclusive and humanizing.
Action St. Louis is hiring Phone Bankers and Canvassers to promote Medicaid expansion before the August election. Canvassers will work full-time through August 4, 2020 and receive $15 per hour. Work days are Tuesday-Thursday and Saturday-Sunday. Send your resume to email@example.com by July 7. Canvassers will be hired no later than July 11.
Join the Institute for Public Health on June 17 at 11:30am CST for the upcoming session of Know Your Level of Community Engagement: Engaged Research in Rural Communities. Upon completion of this session, participants will be able to: Discuss rural health needs and concerns Identify strategies for building relationships and engaging in rural communities Develop plans […]
Youthbridge Nonprofit Recovery and Resilience Fund: Youthbridge Community Foundation has established a fund to address medium- and long-term needs of nonprofits primarily serving children and families, including recovery assistance and ongoing risk preparedness. Applications will open in June. Neighborhood Solidarity Fund: Invest STL, in consultation with community partners and neighborhood leaders, have developed the Neighborhood Solidarity […]
Based on common foundations and a shared vision, NOMA, NAACP, and the SEED Network announce awards the NOMA-NAACP-SEED Design Awards for diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice (DEIJ) in design, architecture, and land development diversity. Six projects will be selected through a juried process of distinguished experts. Submit your design project for consideration by June 15. […]
The Facing Project is a national organization that aims to create a more empathetic world through stories that inspire action. In this time of isolation, The Facing Project staff and supporters have asked themselves how, as oral historians, they can best capture this moment and continue to help people tell their stories. After much brainstorming […]
View resources online from St. Louis Public Library, including access to Foundation Directory Online Professional and Grants to Individuals, the databases generally available only at Central Library, which allow community partners to search for grant funding remotely on their own during the COVID-19 emergency. Learn more here.
United Way’s Volunteer Center refers volunteers to support community-based organizations in their COVID-19 response efforts. United Way of Greater St. Louis is focused on placing volunteers to meet the needs of their partner organizations in order to maximize the impact of volunteer support. Learn more here.
The Mission Continues is a national, nonpartisan nonprofit that empowers veterans to continue their service, and empowers communities with veteran talent, skills, and preparedness to generate visible impact. You can support veterans by joining a service platoon and participating in virtual social events, book clubs, and service projects. Learn more and view service platoon locations.
Folding@Home is a crowdsourced supercomputing project based at Washington University Medical School. Volunteers can help with disease research by using their home computers to run essential calculations. Getting involved is easy! Just download the software and let it run while your computer would otherwise be idle. You can choose a cause that is personally meaningful […]
Local farmers are being particularly impacted by the pandemic. Known & Grown exists to help farmers within the St. Louis foodshed spread the word about their practices, their products, and the principles that ground their food. Known & Grown offers resources to help you order from local farmers, shop at markets that stock local produce, and […]
The CDC recommends having a 14-day supply of food on hand. For those who are already food insecure, this is a near impossibility, and current circumstances add to their strain. Donate to your local food bank or volunteer if you’re healthy and able! There are also volunteer opportunities across the country through Meals on Wheels. In […]
Washington University medical students are asking researchers to collect extra personal protective equipment from their labs to be donated to frontline health-care workers. Needed items include: Eye protection, including face shields and goggles (glasses are not effective) N-95 respirator masks Masks Gloves Gowns Items to be donated should be labeled clearly and left in lab spaces. […]
Although the Gephardt Institute will not be hosting March blood drive on campus, eligible donors are encouraged to give at permanent blood donor locations across the country. There is currently an ongoing critical need for donations of lifesaving blood and platelets. Due to the coronavirus pandemic, blood drives continue to be canceled at an alarming […]