COVID-19 Update for FOCUS Programs & Events

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With the developing news regarding COVID-19 (novel coronavirus), we wanted to take a moment to share how FOCUS St. Louis is addressing the concern in our leadership programs and events. We are closely monitoring the situation and are committed to following the recommendations of local, state and federal authorities. We are evaluating each of our program days and events on … Read More

FOCUS Names Deborah Patterson and Antoinette Carroll as Alumni Award Honorees

Becky RasmussenAlumni, News

At the 23rd Annual What’s Right with the Region Awards Celebration on May 7, FOCUS St. Louis will recognize two alumnae of its civic leadership programs: 2020 FOCUS St. Louis Legacy Alumni Award Deborah Patterson – Leadership St. Louis 1977-78 2020 FOCUS St. Louis Emerging Alumni Award Antionette D. Carroll – Emerging Leaders 2013 “Each year, more than 300 individuals … Read More

Congratulations to the 2020 What’s Right with the Region Honorees!

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On September 3, 2020 FOCUS St. Louis, the region’s premier leadership organization, will honor 20 individuals, organizations, and initiatives making a difference at the 23rd Annual What’s Right with the Region Awards Celebration. These honorees were nominated by the public and selected by a panel of community judges for their impact and service to the community. FOCUS St. Louis will … Read More

Otis Williams Named FOCUS St. Louis 2020 Leadership Award Honoree

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We’re pleased to announce Otis Williams, Executive Director of the St. Louis Development Corporation, as the recipient of the 2020 FOCUS Leadership Award. This prestigious award, chosen by the FOCUS Board of Directors, is given annually to individuals who demonstrate committed leadership, generate a meaningful impact in the community, and encourage strong community engagement in others. The award will be … Read More

Announcing Our Spring 2020 Class of Emerging Leaders

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FOCUS St. Louis® has selected 33 talented young professionals for the Spring 2020 cohort of Emerging Leaders. This competitive program provides participants (ages 22-35) with an increased sense of engagement in the region, as well as the tools to take an active role as the next generation of St. Louis regional leaders. Since its launch in 2012, the FOCUS Emerging … Read More

Guide to Casting an Informed Vote

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By Joani Alsop, FOCUS Director of Learning I’ve adopted principles to help me meet my responsibilities as a U.S. citizen to participate in our democracy. I’ve also found research links that have been helpful in navigating the sea of biased information to help me better understand the candidates and issues on my ballot, and to think critically about the impact … Read More

Celebrating Black History Month

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Looking for a way to commemorate Black History Month? Check out some of the events taking place around town. Tuesday, Feb. 4 Unflinching: The Power of the African American Vote Missouri History Museum 6:30-8:30 p.m. More Info Wednesday, Feb. 5 The Black Rep Presents “Character Building” St. Louis County Library – Lewis & Clark Branch 7:00 p.m. More Info Thursday, … Read More

Meet the Spring 2020 Cohort of Coro Women In Leadership

Becky RasmussenAlumni, News

FOCUS St. Louis® is pleased to announce the 20 outstanding individuals selected for the spring 2020 class of Coro Women In Leadership. The Coro Women In Leadership program offers professionals the opportunity to refine their leadership competencies, learn about the St. Louis region, and connect with other women from diverse backgrounds during this three-month program, held each fall and spring. … Read More

Honoring Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. – Events Around Town

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Looking for a way to commemorate Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s legacy? Check out some of the events taking place around town in honor of the MLK holiday. All events below are free and open to the public. Thursday, Jan. 16, 2020 Eighth Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Tribute Breakfast Urban League of Metropolitan St. Louis & Saint Louis … Read More

Nominations Now Open for the 2020 What’s Right with the Region Awards

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23rd Annual What's Right with the Region Awards

FOCUS is now accepting nominations for the 23rd Annual What’s Right with the Region Awards. Each year, FOCUS applauds the efforts of the individuals, organizations and/or initiatives that making a positive difference in the St. Louis region. This year, nominations are sought in the following categories: Demonstrating Innovative Solutions Fostering Creativity for Social Change Improving Equity and Inclusion Promoting Stronger … Read More