St. Louis Civic Progress awards grants

2 years 5 months 1 week ago Tuesday, May 10 2016 May 10, 2016 Tuesday, May 10, 2016 8:10:31 AM CDT May 10, 2016 in News
By: The Associated Press

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Four St. Louis-area community programs have received more than $600,000 in grants aimed at improving economic opportunity for young people, with a focus on north St. Louis County.

The grants were announced Monday by Civic Progress, an organization made up of executives from some of the largest companies in the St. Louis region.

The grants include $100,000 each to the Urban League of Metropolitan St. Louis for its Community Empowerment Center under construction in Ferguson, Better Family Life for community outreach in high-crime neighborhoods, and STL Youth Jobs to fund summer employment for 40 at-risk youths.

More than $300,000 in grant money will to the University of Missouri-St. Louis for its School Leadership for Innovation and Design Master's degree and certification program, and fellowships in two school districts.

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