McClendon Receives Andrew Young Award

For her work, Dr. Gena Gunn McClendon has been honored with the Ambassador Andrew J. Young Award for Outstanding Ethics, Service, and Commitment to Family and Community.

Friedman: Spark Prosperity for Everyone to Close the Racial Wealth Gap

Robert E. Friedman believes we can close the racial wealth divide in a generation. “I believe in the promise of this country … and in this community. St. Louis has become a symbol to the country of the results of racial inequity, and I think it’s leading the way to close the racial wealth divide, and to let America live up to its ideals.”

Sawhill: Big-Impact Research, Data Access Needed to Help Working Class

Courtesy of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis.

Isabel Sawhill thinks too many researchers are more interested in publishing papers than making sure their work has major impact. “An awful lot of researchers are not asking the right questions,” says Sawhill, Senior Fellow, Economic Studies at the Brookings Institution. “We need to push scholars to do more research on big questions.”

In St. Louis, Differences in Voting Conditions by Race, Income

Research from the Center for Social Development shows that where voters live can influence their ability to vote. “In volunteering at the polls, I noticed that equipment malfunctions and other issues seemed relatively common at some sites, explained Gena Gunn McClendon, director of CSD’s Voter Access and Engagement initiative and a co-author of “Will I […]

Healing Policies for Black Boys and Young Men in St. Louis: Priorities in 2019

Joe, S., Motley, R., Ivory, A., Finner, A., & Frederick, J. (2019). Healing policies for Black boys and young men in St. Louis: Priorities in 2019 (Race and Opportunity Lab Brief Report No. 2). St. Louis, MO: Washington University, Center for Social Development, Race and Opportunity Lab. https://doi.org/10.7936/a3gh-8d26

Who Will Help Children? Building Regional Brain Regimes

Tate, W. F., IV. (2019, August). Who will help children? Building brain regimes (CSD Perspective No. 19-30). St. Louis, MO: Washington University, Center for Social Development. https://doi.org/10.7936/362f-yk84

Segregation and a Path Forward to Inclusion in St. Louis

Webber, H. S. (2019, May). Segregation and a path forward to inclusion in St. Louis (CSD Perspective No. 19-25). St. Louis, MO: Washington University, Center for Social Development. https://doi.org/10.7936/1s4r-0929

A Time of Opportunity

Glover Blackwell, A. (2019, May). A time of opportunity (CSD Perspective No. 19-24). St. Louis, MO: Washington University, Center for Social Development. https://doi.org/10.7936/9jyy-gw12

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

Segregation: A Threat to Americans’ Shared Goals

Metzger, M. W., & Webber, H. S. (2018). Segregation: A threat to Americans’ shared goals. In M. W. Metzger & H. S. Webber (Eds.), Facing segregation: Housing policy solutions for a stronger society (pp. 3–14). New York, NY: Oxford University Press.

The Enduring Significance of Segregation

Purnell, J. Q. (2018). The enduring significance of segregation. In M. W. Metzger & H. S. Webber (Eds.), Facing segregation: Housing policy solutions for a stronger society (pp. 58–74). New York, NY: Oxford University Press.