Doctoral candidate receives grants to study racism-based trauma

Robert Motley Jr., manager of the Center for Social Development’s Race and Opportunity Lab, has received a two-year $60,936 grant from the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities and a $5,000 grant from the Fahs-Beck Fund for Research and Experimentation.

Social Mobility: The Necessary Focus of St. Louis Investment in Black Males

Joe, S., & Motley, R. (2019, February). Social mobility: The necessary focus of St. Louis investment in Black males (Race and Opportunity Lab Brief Report No. 1). St. Louis, MO: Washington University, Cen¬ter for Social Development, Race and Opportunity Lab. https://doi.org/10.7936/s7h3-ct03

My Brother’s Keeper Alliance embraces HomeGrown STL

Inspired by HomeGrown STL’s “strong track record of working to improve life outcomes for boys and young men of color,” the Obama Foundation’s My Brother’s Keeper Alliance has named HomeGrown STL a “Community to Watch.”

Series seeks to change narrative for local black males

HomeGrown STL Director Sean Joe and St. Louis American Managing Editor Chris King have teamed up to produce a yearlong series called “Homegrown Black Males” to change the narrative for local black teens and men.

Build the Village That Raises the Child

HomeGrown STL. (2018, March). Build the village that raises the child (CSD Conference Report No. 18-10). St. Louis, MO: Washington University, Center for Social Development, Race & Opportunity Lab, HomeGrown STL.

HomeGrown STL Regional Summit

February 8, 2018, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Brown School of Social Work, Clark-Fox Forum, Washington University in St. Louis

Student spotlight: From policing to policy work

From policing to policy

Luther Tyus, an ex-police officer, is now a graduate research assistant with our Race and Opportunity Lab. “I got here,” he says of the George Warren Brown School of Social Work, “and it feels like the world opened up.”

HomeGrown STL nearing action ‘on the ground’ for black males

​HomeGrown STL is close to putting its strategy for collective impact to work in St. Louis. The project, part of the Center for Social Development’s Race and Opportunity Lab, aims to support the social mobility of black boys and men between the ages of 12 and 29 in St. Louis City and County.

HomeGrown STL Inaugural Summit

February 9, 2017, 8:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Clark-Fox Forum, Hillman Hall, Brown School

Event focuses on mental health of college students of color

More than 200 mental health practitioners, scholars, university administrators, parents, students and community leaders gathered for the conference “Young, Gifted & @Risk: Promoting the mental health and emotional well-being of young people of color” on November 11 at the Brown School of Social Work.

HomeGrown STL Networking Breakfast

Thursday, February 25, 2016 8:00 to 10:00 a.m., Brown Lounge, Brown Hall, Washington University in St. Louis

Home Grown STL Networking Breakfast

Thursday, February 25, 8:00 to 10:00 a.m., ​Brown Lounge, Brown Hall, Washington University in St. Louis