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.
Over the last 10 years, Mission: St. Louis has invested in 25,000 lives with $10M dollars + the help of 10,000 volunteers.
Over the next 10 years, your support will increase labor force participation + generate $20M dollars for the St. Louis economy.
Together, we can exponentially impact more lives. Join us to celebrate the last 10 years and the 10 years to come at Night for the Town 2017!
Can't make it? Make a donation today in lieu of attending.
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.