- Child & Youth Well-being
- Democracy and Civic Engagement
- Environment & Social Development
- Financial Inclusion
- Race, Inequality & Social Mobility
- Social Justice
- Thriving Communities
An initiative to broaden equitable access to housing in the St. Louis region
The Policy and Housing Opportunity initiative is a collaboration between students of CSD’s Dr. Molly Metzger and community partners in the St. Louis region. The initiative is designed to broaden housing opportunity in metropolitan St. Louis and particularly in the region’s majority-white, inner-ring suburbs.
This collaboration with the University of Ottawa and an international team of researchers has collected and analyzed data from partner organizations in 10 countries to examine the roles international development volunteers play in advancing gender equality and empowering women.
In collaboration with researchers at the University of Ottawa and the University of Technology Sydney, we investigate volunteering as a pathway to more effective foreign aid development policy, exploring how international volunteers engage in alternative public diplomacy roles.
The Financial Capability & Asset Building in Africa (FCAB Africa) initiative aims to increase financial capability and asset holding among socially and financially marginalized populations in Africa. By improving financial stability and security in these populations, the initiative seeks to strengthen their social and economic well-being.
A Toolkit for Public Dialogue
The “Envisioning Community Land Trust” series reflects a collaboration between students of CSD’s Dr. Molly Metzger and two community partners: elected officials and community organizations in Webster Groves, Missouri, and the Green City Coalition in the City of St. Louis, MO. The intention of this series is to make scholarship on CLTs more accessible to the public, in order to foster robust community engagement concerning new possibilities for this model in the St. Louis region.