What does FOCUS do?

We educate leaders.

We are the region’s premier leadership organization, preparing diverse leaders to work cooperatively for a thriving St. Louis region.

We connect leaders.

We strive to represent the diversity of our region, connecting participants from across counties, sectors, industries, backgrounds, cultures, perspectives and beliefs.

We facilitate the important conversations.

We engage citizens to deliberate on critical regional community issues in a trusted, nonpartisan space.


Meet Our Alumni

Jake Banton, Emerging Leaders
Associate, Mackey Mitchell Architects
“Getting to know these other individuals, each with their own passions and interests, opened up the vast offerings our city has. That is the amazing thing about FOCUS. It has such a large and diverse group of alumni that there is likely a connection through one of those people to everything happening in St. Louis.”
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Women’s History Month
Panel Discussion

7:00-8:30 pm

Deconstructing the trope of the angry black woman.

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Latinos and Race
in St. Louis

5:30-7:30 PM

Where does the Latino community fit into St. Louis’ race conversation?

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What’s Right with the Region Awards

5:00-8:00 PM

Join us for an evening of celebration and networking!

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