As part of the Race and Opportunity Lab at the Brown School, the HomeGrown StL Healing Policy Initiative aims to increase the accessibility of health and social services, education, employment, and safety for Black boys and young men in the St. Louis region by addressing gaps in local, state, and federal policy and advocacy through:
- Community-based research to gather experience and expertise from social service providers
- Consolidation and dissemination of data from community-based research to inform policy initiatives
- Bridging communication between community members, policy advocates, legislators, and social service practitioners
- Facilitation of events and forums to further healing policies for Black boys and young men.
For questions about the Healing Policies for Black Boys & Young Men, contact Alyssa Finner at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Healing Policies Networking Breakfast
The HomeGrown STL Networking Breakfasts are convenings of leaders of programs offering services to Black boys and young men in St. Louis County and City. Learn more about our Networking Breakfasts.
Healing Policies for Black Boys and Young Men in St. Louis
Suggested Citation: Joe, S., Motley, R., Ivory, A., Finner, A., & Frederick, J. (2019). Healing policies for Black boys and young men in St. Louis (Race and Opportunity Lab Brief Report No. 2). St. Louis, MO: Washington University, Center for Social Development, Race and Opportunity Lab. https://doi.org/10.7936/a3gh-8d26
HomeGrown STL partnered with St. Louis American to help change the narratives surrounding, attached to, and weaponized against Black boys and young men. “HomeGrown Black Males” is a series edited by Dr. Sean Joe, Benjamin E. Youngdahl Professor at the Brown School, and Chris King, managing edirtor of The St. Louis American. Read their stories here.
To take HomeGrown to the streets, network members will conduct Catchment Area Pilots (CAPs) with the goal of improving the lives of 8,000 Black boys and young men, ages 12–29. Click here to learn more about our CAPs.