Students learn empathy through art after school
Nov15

Students learn empathy through art after school

On a cold Tuesday night in the O’Fallon Park neighborhood, students are inside The Meghan A. Flannery Learning Center finishing dinner and getting ready for their nightly enrichment classes. A group of students are gathered around a table filled with different colored chalk pastels. Students, like third grader Darius Holmes, have their hands covered in chalk dust as they fill their paper with different tints, shades, and tones of...

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Non-Profit Teaches Financial Literacy to Children and Adults
Nov15

Non-Profit Teaches Financial Literacy to Children and Adults

The collapse of the economy in 2007 was the biggest financial crisis the nation faced since the Great Depression. For almost two years this financial earthquake shook our economy causing devastation in the housing market and on Wall Street. However, one good thing to come out of that period was a new era of financial literacy. Darlene Martin, owner and founder of the non-profit organization Money Smarts School of Finance for Children...

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Ivy League Studies St. Louis
Oct18

Ivy League Studies St. Louis

Right now, there is a group of 12 graduate students at Harvard University studying north St. Louis. From 1,200 miles away, they are reading books, writing papers, meeting for weekly discussions and creating projects all centered around north St. Louis and its neighborhoods. When Daniel D’Oca, Associate Professor at Harvard in the Practice of Urban Planning, was approached about creating a class that focuses on art and design combined...

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