Vision for M:STL is born
Josh feels called to help eradicate poverty in the city of St. Louis.
M:STL is incorporated as a nonprofit
Mission: St. Louis can now receive tax deductible donations to help carry out their mission.
Josh Wilson becomes 1st employee
Instead of just volunteering, Josh can now get paid for his work.
M:STL receives Federal 501(c)(3) status
1st NFTT Gala at Soulard Preservation Hall
Even with a few mishaps and some last minute planning, over 100 people came out and raised $22,000. The night was very memorable and is still talked about today.
JLT program starts in Josh's living room
What better way to start building relationships than around a table with pancakes and sausage?
M:STL hires 1st VISTA
M:STL moves to The Grove
After outgrowing the convent, Mission: St. Louis gets their own office at 4366 Manchester Ave, in a small 2 bedroom upstairs apartment.
Home repairs were badly needed in our neighborhood, we banded together volunteers and got to work helping our neighbors live more comfortably in their homes.
After school program starts
We gathered kids from across the neighborhood and came together for some fun, starting with sports, snacks and other activites, with a little focus on academics.
Merger with Senior Ministry Network
We joined forces and expanded our senior service programming, also gaining the federal VISTA umbrella grant.
Revive Thrift + Boutique opens
Hire STL Starts
Beyond School embedded in SCP
Beyond School embedded at SLISS
Over 40 people employed at M:STL
M:STL moves to North Grand
10th NFTT at Ballpark Village