EDUCATING LEADERS

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Inaugural Class of FOCUS Impact Fellows 

The 2016 cohort used the Ferguson Commission Report as a guidepost and framework, tackling three separate calls to action. 

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women in leadership-stem launched

FOCUS introduced a new development program for women in STEM-related careers through a partnership with MasterCard.

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397 graduate from focus programs in 2016-17

FOCUS' continuum of programs continues to build leadership capacity and collaboration within the St. Louis region.

CONNECTING LEADERS

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celebrating 20 years of focus st. louis

2016 was a hallmark year for FOCUS St. Louis, as we celebrated both 40 years of Leadership St. Louis and 20 years as an organization.

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Sellout crowd for What's right with the region

The 20th Annual What's Right with the Region Awards brought together more than 450 community members for an evening of celebration.

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new format introduced for connect with st. louis

The Connect With St. Louis initiative continues to be a hub for engaging and retaining St. Louis' young professionals. 

FACILITATING THE IMPORTANT CONVERSATIONS

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issues forums draw more than 1,600 participants

In 2016-17, FOCUS presented a diverse lineup of issues forums, tackling subjects from hunger to policing to immigration.

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expanding community partnerships

Building relationships with new community and corporate partners allowed FOCUS to reach new audiences and deepen dialogue.

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custom programming reaches new audiences

To meet the ever-growing training needs of organizations in our region, FOCUS offers a wide variety of customized programs.