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Career Opportunity: STAR Community Liaison

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ARCHS is seeking a results-oriented part time (24 hours per week) Community Liaison for the St. Louis Alliance for Reentry (STAR) partnership. Duties will include: Building community awareness, Education, Serving as STAR spokesperson, Expanding STAR's network, Communication with STAR network and stakeholders, Steering committee projects, Execution of STAR events, Implementation of identified goals, Capacity building, Identify education opportunities, and Research funding sources.

This position will require strong skills in reporting, communication oral and written, collection and evaluation of data related to reentry programs, group facilitation, training, and collaboration with professional colleagues.

The successful candidate will possess a two or four year college degree with coursework in social or behavioral sciences, criminal justice, public or business administration, education or related areas.

Minimum of four years of professional employment experience in business, education or non-profit sectors with one year in a supervisory, administrative, consulting or training capacity is required. Competence in Microsoft software including: Word, Excel (Power Point and Access a plus).

Email letter of application, resume, and salary history to:
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or Fax to HR, 314-289-5670. NO phone calls please.

ARCHS' Culinary Program Highlighted at Philanthropy Lunch

ARCHS hosted the Gateway Center for Giving's People In Philanthropy Lunch on March 8, 2016 at St. Louis Community College-Forest Park, highlighting ARCHS' culinary training program that has graduated more than 48 ex-offenders.

ARCHS was joined by leading area funders, as well as the new Chancellor of St. Louis Community College. ARCHS is a long term member and program supporter of Gateway Center for Giving. Pictured above left to right: Michael Downey (Chef/Instructor, St. Louis Community College-Forest Park), Les Johnson (Vice President, ARCHS), Ama (ARCHS' culinary program graduate), and Dr. Jeff Pittman (Chancellor, St. Louis Community College).

Wendell E. Kimbrough's Luncheon Remarks

Health Marketplace Update

Celebrate with ARCHS on the huge success of the third open enrollment period for Missouri Marketplace Health Insurance! ARCHS appreciates the hard work and dedication of so many who helped us raise awareness. Thanks to ARCHS' grant from Missouri Foundation for Health, ARCHS distributed 25,000 educational brochures to community-based organizations and posted media stories reaching several thousand readers.

Nationally, 12.7 million consumers enrolled in health insurance through the Marketplace during this past open enrollment period, and in Missouri 290,201 people gained coverage. Those numbers represent real lives that have been improved through increased access to health care services - with more people gaining coverage this time than in any past open enrollment period.

Even though the hustle and bustle of the third open enrollment period has come to a close, there's more work ahead to lower Missouri's uninsured rate to less than 5 percent. Still need health insurance? The Special Enrollment Period provides a unique opportunity for individuals and their family to sign up for coverage in the Missouri Marketplace. Here are some of the qualifying life events:

• Getting married
• Birth or adoption of a baby
• Becoming a citizen
• Getting divorced
• Losing employer/job
• Permanent move
• Turning 26
• Losing Medicaid or CHIP

Please refer your organization's clients to these resources to get free in-person help, or to sign up:

www.covermissouri.org or call 1-800-466-3213

Women's History Month 2016 Resources

womens history  logoMarch  is Women's History Month. ARCHS encourages its educational partners to promote the important role women have played throughout St. Louis' 250 year history.

Use this event to discuss the important contribution females have made in advancing the arts, business, education, entertainment, publishing, sports, and many other fields of endeavor.

Download ARCHS' Women's History Month Idea Guide

Special Report on Toxic Stress

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The Crisis Within, a February 21, 2016 special report of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, describes how toxic stress and trauma endanger our children and families, particularly in communities plagued by crime and poverty. And the story offers local resources and strategies for tackling stress.

ARCHS implements 18 education and social services programs lessening the burden that adverse events and stress place on reaching our full potential in St. Louis. Whether as an individual, or part of a family or community, none of us escapes stress. Yet too many St. Louis residents encounter more than their fair share.

That's why ARCHS focuses its programming for St. Louis' most vulnerable. From before birth continuing through career, ARCHS provides trauma-informed solutions to cope with (and even prevent) toxic stress in the St. Louis area.

ARCHS convenes partnership programs that annually remediates stress for more than 90,000 people, such as:

• home visits to strengthen families with young children
• parent coaching
• support services for families with special needs children
• early childhood and after school programs
• school-based medical and mental health services
• youth mentoring/development programs
• summer food benefits
• job training programs
• prisoner reentry programs
• health literacy/health insurance
• financial literacy/retirement savings
• reliable data and research on behalf of children

ARCHS continually explores new ways to improve the lives of the children and families we serve. Let us know if you have ideas or new program opportunities.

Graphic courtesy St. Louis Post-Dispatch