Annie E. Casey Foundation Established in 1948 by Jim Casey, one of the founders of UPS, and his siblings, who named the Foundation in honor of their mother. The mission of the Foundation is to foster public policies, human-service reforms, and community supports that meet the needs of today’s vulnerable children and families. In pursuit of this goal, the Foundation makes grants that help states, cities and neighborhoods fashion more innovative, cost-effective responses to these needs.
Better Family Life Inc. (BFL) Organized in February 1983 out of the need to find internal solutions to the crisis within the African American family, BFL's mission is to plan and established social, cultural, artistic, youth, economic, housing, and education programs they hope to promote positive and innovative changes within the metropolitan St. Louis and East St. Louis communities. Much of the BFL's programming is geared towards people who are unemployed, underemployed, disadvantaged and skill-deficient.
Construction Prep Center (CPC) A diverse coalition of private and public entities collaborated their efforts and resources to develop this non-traditional, comprehensive training center. CPC is dedicated to preparing participants for entry into the Carpenter, Cement Masons, Craft Laborers, Ironworkers, Operating Engineers and Teamsters apprenticeship programs.
East-West Gateway Council of Governments Designated by state and federal agencies as the metro planning organization for the bi-state area, Its Board of Directors has responsibility for selecting the road, bridge and transit projects in the region that will receive federal funds. Transportation investment decisions are made in the context of a 20-year Transportation Plan which places the region’s economic, community and environmental needs at the top of its agenda.
Greater St. Louis Works Private and public sector partners who have come together to make sure that St. Louis attracts, develops, and retains the great IT talent we need to compete in the global marketplace. They serve a resource for professionals, entrepreneurs, students, employers – anyone who wants to know what’s happening for tech-talented people in St. Louis.
Manufacturing Training Alliance (MTA) The Manufacturing Training Alliance (MTA) is a non-profit, 501 (3) (c) organization offering Missouri and Illinois residents industry certification programs in Computer Numerically Controlled (CNC) Machining and Advanced Manufacturing. MTA incorporates hands-on training; alternative classroom skills development in applied shop math, blueprint reading, computer skills and precision measuring. MTA also offers advanced courses in Integrated Systems Technology (IST), Welding, Sheet Metal Fabrication, CADD and CNC Programming through Florissant Valley Community College and Southwest Illinois Community College (SWICC). Students can receive up to 18 college credit hours towards an Associate of Sciences Degree.
Special School District (SSD) SSD offers special education services to all students with disabilities in St. Louis County. The district covers 510 square miles, and SSD staff educates more than 28,000 students in 23 public school districts and 265 schools. More than 97 percent of students who receive special education services from SSD staff attend a school in the school district in which they live.
St. Louis City WIB (SLATE) Their mission is to develop a quality workforce that meets the economic and labor market needs of the region by providing leadership and promoting collaboration among public, private and elected official partners. SLATE Missouri Career Center was recently honored Organization of the Year, by the ACCESS Center's 3rd Annual Black History Month Celebration at St. Louis Community College at Forest Park.
St. Louis Community College (STLCC) Established in 1961, Saint Louis Community College has been educated the Saint Louis Region for 48 years. With 11 college transfer options and more than 90 career programs, as well as an ever-evolving array of courses and programs for personal development, St. Louis Community College continually offers area students and potentials the opportunity to explore their interests, examine their options and expand their minds.
St. Louis County Government St. Louis County was created on October 1, 1812 by Governor William Clark. In 1876 the City of St. Louis separated from St. Louis County, becoming an independent city that provides its own county services. Local government service delivery in St. Louis County is divided among over 150 political jurisdictions. The State of Missouri, St. Louis County government, 91 municipalities, and a large number of special districts levy taxes separately and provide services directly to County citizens.
St. Louis County WIB Saint Louis County provides direction on local workforce issues by identifying needs and developing strategies for administering the Title One Program of the Workforce Investment Act and the Temporary Assistance to Needy Families/Career Assistance Program (TANF/CAP). The WIB contracts with the following partner agencies to provide a wide range of direct services to our clients.
St. Louis Public Schools (SLPS) St. Louis Public Schools is the district of choice for families in the St. Louis region that provides a world-class education and is nationally recognized as a leader in student achievement and teacher quality. They provide a quality education for all students and enable them to realize their full intellectual potential, with the belief that all children can learn, regardless of their socioeconomic status, race, or gender.