St. Louis should be a place that's full of opportunity.
But for many families in St. Louis, that's simply not the case. We're out to change that.
Our solution begins with relationship.
We build relationships to empower people to transform their lives. With relationship in hand, we make a strategic set of programs available to the people we serve. These programs work together to address critical stages in the cycle of poverty, like high school graduation and recidivism. We walk alongside people as they work their way through our programs, empowering entire families to break the cycle of poverty.
It's driven by a multi-generational approach to empowering people.
Beyond School, Beyond Jobs and Beyond Charity work in tandem to fight poverty across a lifetime. Poverty prevents people of all ages from accessing lives that are full of opportunity. We're addressing needs that aren't being met, and dismantling the cycle of poverty faster than ever.
Education: Beyond School
With a high school degree and the skills to be successful in college, a person's likelihood of finding stable, legal employment sky rockets. We work with under-resourced elementary and middle school students to ensure they make it to high school graduation. Beyond school is a year-round expanded learning opportunity for students during out of school hours, getting them back on track for success in high school and beyond. On average, students progress 3 months in reading and math for every month they are in our program. Learn more about our Beyond School program here.
Employment: Beyond Jobs
Stable employment has the power to transform lives. We take job training a step further by empowering people to become job-ready while providing holistic support. Our Beyond Jobs programs equip men with job and leadership training, a community of support and employment opportunities so they can access legal, livable wage jobs. While only 16% of men are working when they enter Beyond Jobs, two months later over 60% are employed. Five months later, more than 73% are employed. Learn more about our Beyond Jobs programs here.
Community: Beyond Charity
Poverty doesn't just affect people, it impacts entire communities. Beyond Charity is responsive to the current needs of the community. To keep matriarchs and patriarchs in our communities, we provide services to older adults, including transportation and social activities. We also support youth and their families through local school support, tax preparation assistance and an annual Affordable Christmas event. Learn more about our Beyond Charity programs here.