Young people from across the world are turning St. Louis into the premiere international location for chess. This academic year marks the first that Webster and Lindenwood Universities are spearheading new competitive programs and offering scholarships to students from around the world. Those are among the moves in recent years that has allowed the city to emerge as one of the best and brightest hubs for the complex board game’s talent.
26 students from area high schools got a taste of the corporate world, when they participated in a half-day session focused on their career future in the field of finance. Accounting firm PricewaterhouseCoopers partnered with nonprofit Diversity Awareness Partnership to create and present “Explore Accounting,” a program focused on introducing students of color to the industry.
The organization Missouri Immigrant and Refugee Advocates, or MIRA, is presenting their third annual visual exhibition “The Missouri Immigrant Experience: Faces and Places” at Old North Restoration Group from November 9 – December 2.
The photography exhibition features the images of local photographers Juan Montana and Bosnia native Amela Sinijac, in addition to historical photographs provided by the Missouri Historical Society.
St. Louis is a place of movers, shakers - and dwellers.
According to a survey conducted earlier this year by the Regional Business Council’s Young Professionals Network, of the 1,200 survey participants, over a quarter are located in the 16-county metro region and were born and raised here. An additional 28% have spent their lives moving to and from the area.
For those of you who are 40 and under that were born and raised here, fit into any type of minority category,and now call the St Louis area home, we want to know – what’s your story?