As part of Washington University, the Gephardt Institute is committed to catalyzing the campus to respond to St. Louis community needs and priorities. We want to continue to support you and the important work that you are doing, particularly in the face of the COVID-19 crisis and the significant impacts on vulnerable people and communities in our region.


Connect With Us

How are you and your organization? What is changing for you and what are your current unmet needs? Are there ways in which you could use extra support in the coming months?

We are here to discuss these and other questions. Please join us for weekly open hours via Zoom and tell us about your community partnership needs, volunteer opportunities, and ways in which we can offer support as a partner. Learn more about open hours here.

If you are not available during open hours, you can schedule a Zoom consultation with
Stefani Weeden-Smith, Assistant Director for Community Engagement at the Gephardt Institute: weeden-smith.s@wustl.edu

Community Organization Questionnaire

Please share your present and anticipated needs as we consider the ways in which we can offer support for the St. Louis community.


Submit an Opportunity

Share resources, events, and other opportunities for inclusion in one of our regular e-newsletters here


Opportunities to Engage 

Support K-12 Students Through The Tutor Me Program

The Tutor Me Program is an after school program offered through Smart Kids, Inc. It provides free 1:1 academic tutoring/mentoring services and S.T.E.A.M. activities for students in the St. Louis area. The program is looking for eager, smart, and loyal college/university students to help K-12 students for the 2020-2021 school year. Volunteers are needed to […]

Volunteer for Racial Healing + Justice Fund Phone Bank

Forward Through Ferguson and WEPOWER are hosting a phone bank with six opportunities to make calls to community members to hear their visions and priorities about Racial Healing + Justice. The answers will help design the priorities of the $1.5M+ Racial Healing+Justice Fund. Volunteers 16 years of age and older are welcome to sign up […]

Special Call for ERSP Grant Proposals: COVID-19 and Systemic Racism

The American Educational Research Association is currently accepting proposals for a special cycle of Education Research Service Projects (ERSP) initiative grants to address the dual pandemics facing education and learning in formal and informal contexts: COVID-19 and systemic racism. AERA’s Education Research Service Projects initiative encourages education researchers to offer their pro bono expertise to […]

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