community action

Unaccompanied Youth
3:39 pm
Wed August 6, 2014

From Honduras To St. Louis: Youth Crosses Border To Reunite With Family

According to U.S. Customs and Boarder Protection, 29 percent of the the youth came from Honduras, 24 percent from Guatemala and 23 percent from El Salvador. (Via Wikamedia commons/Duffman)

Nearly 60,000 undocumented children have crossed the border between the United States and Mexico since October 2013. Some of the children have made their way to St. Louis.

Kristine Walentik, an attorney at Catholic Legal Assistance Ministry in St. Louis, says many of the organization's recent clientele are coming from Honduras, El Salvador and Guatemala.

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Politics & Issues
5:24 pm
Thu January 23, 2014

Discussion: The Role Of Civic Engagement In Missouri

Credit (via Facebook/The Bridge St. Louis)

Original article published Saturday, January 18, 2013

Missourians are more likely to volunteer and to do favors for a neighbor than the average American. But their level of civic engagement depends greatly on their circumstances.

A new report on the state’s civic health, issued by six Missouri universities and the National Conference on Citizenship, found that Missouri largely aligns with the rest of the nation on community involvement.

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St. Louis on the Air
4:38 pm
Wed September 25, 2013

Crowdsourcing Gets Political In St. Louis

Matt Frederick presents his proposal for a Citizens Police Review Board to an attentive audience at Potluck PAC on September 15, 2013 at the Contemporary Art Museum.
Tara Pham (Courtesy Potluck PAC)

For some time now, St. Louisans interested in funding creative projects in the region have gathered on the last Sunday of the month for Sloup. They put a donation in a pot, eat soup, listen to proposals, and vote on the one they'd most like to see happen. The proposal that wins the most votes gets to use the donated money to help make their idea a reality.

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