About ARCHS: Area Resources for Community and Human Services (ARCHS) provides funding, resources, and expertise to enhance designated education and social service initiatives that focus on early childhood, K-12, and family and community programs. ARCHS is one of 20 community partnership organizations serving Missouri's children and families.

ARCHS' Mission: To improve the lives of Greater St. Louis' residents by convening strategic community partnerships.

ARCHS' Vision: To be the premiere builder of strategic community partnerships, known for advancing the human potential of Greater St. Louis.

ARCHS' Values:

  • Social Responsibility
  • Objective Evaluation
  • Financial Soundness
  • Accountable Results

ARCHS' Funders:

ARCHS is a funding intermediary - partnering with the federal government, state or local governmental agencies, and corporate and private foundations. ARCHS meets and exceeds its funders' expectations by assuring them that their desired program results and outcomes are achieved. ARCHS provides added services and expertise that funders cannot get from a standalone program provider. Many of ARCHS' funders have turned to ARCHS to execute national demonstration projects that have yielded important educational and social research outcomes.

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