Thank You to Our October Alumni Dinner Hosts!

Becky RasmussenAlumni

Graduates and current participants from across our FOCUS programs gathered this week for another successful round of Alumni Dinners. An alumni favorite, these small-group dinners provide valuable opportunities for conversation and connection in an informal setting. Thank you to all who attended, including alumni from our Leadership St. Louis, Emerging Leaders, Coro Women In Leadership, FOCUS Impact Fellows, Coro Fellows … Read More

Stefania Hoffman Named as FOCUS’ New Recruiting Manager

Becky RasmussenNews

We’re pleased to announce that FOCUS team member Stefania Hoffman has been named to the new position of Recruiting Manager. In this newly created role, Stefania will oversee recruiting, outreach and selection efforts for all of FOCUS St. Louis’ civic leadership programs, including Leadership St. Louis, Emerging Leaders, Coro Women In Leadership, FOCUS Impact Fellows and Experience St. Louis. Stefania … Read More

Youth Leadership St. Louis Kicks Off Its 30th Year

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Youth Leadership St. Louis Class of 2018-19

On Sept. 7-8, 2018, we welcomed our newest (and 30th) class of Youth Leadership St. Louis! Kicking off the program with an overnight Opening Retreat at YMCA Trout Lodge/Camp Lakewood, participants will spend the next nine months exploring issues in the region and strengthening their individual and collective leadership skills. Now in its 30th year, Youth Leadership St. Louis (YLSL) … Read More

Announcing the Fall 2018 Class of Emerging Leaders

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FOCUS St. Louis® has selected 31 talented young professionals for the Fall 2018 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

FOCUS Selects Fall 2018 Class of Coro Women In Leadership

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We’re pleased to announce the 18 outstanding women selected for the fall 2018 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 the … Read More

Introducing the 2018-19 Cohort of FOCUS Impact Fellows

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We’re pleased to announce the 15 individuals selected for the 2018-19 cohort of FOCUS Impact Fellows. Launched in 2016 and now entering its third class, the program represents our most advanced offering and gives leaders the opportunity to work together to address a specific issue in the St. Louis region. With generous support from Missouri Foundation for Health, this year’s … Read More

42+1: A Letter to the Incoming Class of Leadership St. Louis

Becky RasmussenAlumni

A Letter to the Incoming LSL Cohort

To: Leadership St. Louis Class 43 From: A member of LSL 42 One year ago, just like you, I found myself having just left a room full of strangers, not entirely certain what I’d gotten myself into. A few friends who had been through the program spoke highly of it, and the general word on the street was this would be a powerful experience. But despite all … Read More

Announcing the 2018-19 Class of Leadership St. Louis

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FOCUS St. Louis has selected 63 outstanding individuals from the private, public and nonprofit sectors for the 43rd Leadership St. Louis (LSL) class. These participants join a prestigious group of more than 2,000 leaders who have graduated from the LSL program since its inception in 1976. Leadership St. Louis is a highly respected program for established and emerging leaders who … Read More

New Expanded Format Introduced for Emerging Leaders Program

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Emerging Leaders 2018

Since its launch in 2012, the FOCUS Emerging Leaders program has trained 340 young professionals, providing them with the tools to be active leaders in their professional careers and civic lives. Starting with the Fall 2018 cohort, FOCUS is pleased to announce an expanded format to better serve the needs of participants and offer greater opportunities for learning, growth, discussion … Read More