You are Mission: St. Louis

11 years ago, Founder Josh Wilson had a beautiful vision to impact poverty in our city. One year later – in May 2007 – vision became reality as Mission: St. Louis was officially incorporated as a nonprofit.
Over these 10 years we have realized the importance of listening over telling and have learned how to act with more than just good intentions. Our journey has been one of many steps forward, a couple steps back and lots of conversations. In 2017, after our move from Forest Park Southeast to Jeff Vander Lou, we are celebrating our 10th year of relationship building, empowerment and community.

None of our work over the last ten years was possible without YOU.

Thank you for believing in our unique approach, where we first and foremost affirm dignity. Our goal always is to say, "You matter, you have worth, and you have a role to play in our community." Your belief in our approach has grown our impact exponentially each year. Whether you have been with us since the beginning or joining in our mission today, you are changing our city for the better.

Help us make the next ten years even better than the last. 


Ten Years of Mission: St. Louis

Take a look back with us at our big moments over the last ten years by clicking here . And don't forget to check out our Ten Years page every month to see new stories about our organization and our city.  

Program Snapshot: JLT

The mission of Job & Leadership Training (JLT) is to empower men from under-resourced communities to become leaders in their families, jobs and communities. 

Students from the 2017 summer JLT discus stress in a health class led by Erin Rosemeier from BJC. Students wrote down all the things that cause them stress and the discussed how to cope with the stress of daily life in a positive way. 


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