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