Dennis Lower Honored with 2018 FOCUS Leadership Award

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Dennis Lower, 2018 FOCUS Leadership Award Recipient

For 21 years, the FOCUS Board of Directors has presented the prestigious Leadership Award annually to an individual who demonstrates outstanding leadership in order to create lasting change in the St. Louis region. On May 10, 2018, FOCUS Board Chair Mark Grieman presented the 2018 Leadership Award to Dennis Lower, President & CEO of Cortex Innovation Community, during the What’s … Read More

FOCUS Graduates Second Cohort of Women In Leadership – STEM Program

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FOCUS is pleased to announce the 40 recent graduates from the 2018 Women In Leadership – STEM program. Through generous funding from MasterCard, all participants received full-tuition scholarships to the two-month leadership development program. Launched in 2016, the Women In Leadership – STEM program is designed to help early-career women in science, technology, engineering and math-related fields build their leadership … Read More

Congratulations to the 2018 What’s Right with the Region Honorees!

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On May 10, 2018, FOCUS St. Louis will honor 20 individuals, organizations, and initiatives making a difference at the 21st Annual What’s Right with the Region Awards Celebration. The honorees were nominated by the public and selected by a panel of community judges for their impact and service to the community. Congratulations to the following outstanding honorees in five categories: … Read More

Future of Policing in St. Louis

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On Jan. 31, 2018, St. Louis – in partnership with the Missouri History Museum and Civic Progress – brought together some of the most important voices in the region on the question of the “Future of Policing in St. Louis.” The conversation was nothing less than remarkable. As an audience member said after the conversation with an eye on the … Read More

Introducing the Spring 2018 Class of Emerging Leaders


FOCUS St. Louis® is pleased to announce the 27 young professionals selected for the Spring 2018 class of Emerging Leaders. The Emerging Leaders program offers a select group of St. Louis’ young and talented the opportunity to receive training to strengthen their personal, professional and civic leadership skills. This competitive program provides participants (ages 22-35) with an increased sense of engagement in the … Read More

Dennis Lower of Cortex Named FOCUS St. Louis 2018 Leadership Award Honoree

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Dennis Lower, 2018 Leadership Award Recipient

FOCUS St. Louis® is pleased to announce Dennis Lower, President and CEO of Cortex Innovation Community, as the recipient of the 2018 FOCUS Leadership Award. This prestigious award, chosen by the FOCUS Board of Directors, is presented annually to individuals who demonstrate innovative leadership, generate a meaningful impact in the community, and encourage strong community leadership in others. The award will be presented at … Read More

Coro Fellows Complete Labor-Sector Placements


Coro Fellows Labor Placements

Our 2017-18 class of Coro Fellows recently wrapped up their placements in the labor sector, and we’d like to extend our appreciation to the organizations that hosted Fellows. American Federation of Teachers Local 3506 Associated General Contractors of Missouri Carpenters’ District Council of Greater St. Louis & Vicinity Missouri Jobs with Justice Plumbers & Pipefitters Local 562 St. Louis Building … Read More

Thank You to Our Coro Fellows Nonprofit Placement Hosts

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Our  2017-18 class of Coro Fellows recently wrapped up their first round of placements, and we’d like to extend our appreciation to the nonprofit organizations that hosted Fellows. BioSTL Child Care Aware of Missouri The Clark-Fox Family Foundation Community Action Agency of St. Louis County Fontbonne University Generate Health Great Circle Mathews-Dickey Boys’ & Girls’ Club Missouri Charter Public School Association Network … Read More

Meet the Fall 2017 Class of Coro Women In Leadership

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Coro Women In Leadership Fall 2017

FOCUS St. Louis® is pleased to announce the outstanding women selected for the fall 2017 class of Coro™ Women In Leadership (WIL). The Coro WIL program is the St. Louis region’s most comprehensive leadership training program for women who are passionate about the St. Louis region and their role in positive community change. The Coro Women In Leadership program gives women … Read More