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ARCHS Featured in New Social Solutions Case Study

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In addition to being included in their webinar series, Social Solutions compiled a case study that highlighted ARCHS’ innovative use of their Apricot™ software.

Throughout the study, Social Solutions points to ARCHS' ability to integrate nearly all aspects of its grant management operations into the Apricot™ software platform.

ARCHS' staff uses the web-based system to enter notes and data while conducting site visits at more than 380 community locations ranging from early childhood centers to after school programs. ARCHS is currently tracking more than 3,000 data elements in Apricot™.

The Case Study was published in September 2017.

Social Solutions "What Funders Want" Webinar

ARCHS' CEO Wendell Kimbrough participated in Social Solutions' Webinar “What Funders Want” on September 13, 2017. Phoning in from ARCHS’ offices, Kimbrough spoke about ARCHS' use of the Apricot™ software platform in managing ARCHS’ 34 funded initiatives.

As over 300 hundred national listeners tuned in, Kimbrough described how the increasing demands for added data collection have made it imperative for funders to improve their output and outcome measurement systems.

Listen to Kimbrough’s presentation and his response to listener questions. (Webinar begins at 20 minutes and 30 seconds)

Back to School

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As most have already noticed, the kids are huddled at the corner bus stops and the classroom doors have been opened up for the new school year. Once again, ARCHS has been preparing all summer to kick off a new year of after school programming. 

This school year, After School for All Partnership for St. Louis (ASAP) will be supporting 30 sites, including 2 new sites at Buder Elementary and Hickey Elementary. 

To make these after school programs work so well, ARCHS provides funding, resources and expertise. This year, ARCHS is proudly partnering with these organizations:

  • Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater St. Louis
  • Gene Slay's Girls & Boys Club
  • Neighborhood Houses
  • Northside Youth and Senior Services
  • Provident, Inc.
  • Stray Dog Theatre
Click here for more information

To learn why these programs are so beneficial, listen to Javier, from Northside Youth and Senior Service Center, Inc., speak about what makes ASAP programs so unique.

Click here to view

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New CFO Sheryl Mitchell


ARCHS began its new fiscal year this July with a new Chief Financial Officer (CFO) at the helm. Sheryl Mitchell replaced Terry Blake who retired over the summer. Her 13 years of experience at ARCHS has made this transition seamless.

Sheryl holds a B.A in Business Administration from Webster University and brings more than 15 years of accounting experience to her new position. ARCHS looks forward to her guidance in the future.

Terry Blake Retires After 16 Years

ARCHS will miss the leadership of Terry Blake as he embarks onto a new journey in retirement. As CFO of ARCHS for the last decade and a half, Terry was a crucial component in ARCHS' success.

During his tenure at ARCHS he insured its fiscal soundness and tirelessly led the organization through local and federal audits. Along with his work at ARCHS, Terry was the President of LRM Financial Services.