Homegrown STL

HomeGrown STL is a research project focused on building regional capacity in St. Louis City and County to better serve and foster the positive development of young black males ages 12-29. This project is in partnership with community service providers centered on the understanding that solutions to the problems facing young black boys and men today in the St. Louis region must come from the region itself with good use of data and strategic action. The four priorities of this project include:

  1. Census report of programs serving young black boys and men 
  2. Strategic network that includes programs, agencies, service  providers and others interested in building regional capacity to better serve young black boys and men
  3. Professional development opportunities for network members
  4. Monthly newsletter 


A monthly newsletter will be used to share important information related to the Homegrown network and the positive development of young Black males in the St. Louis region. This will include news articles, scholarly research, resources related to capacity building, professional development and upcoming events.

Professional Development Grant

The Professional Development Grant is an opportunity for network members to strengthen their capacity to better serve young black males in our region by attending development workshops offered at the Brown School.