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ARCHS Honored by Royal Vagabonds


On February 21, 2015 ARCHS was honored by the Royal Vagabonds for its leadership in "Building Stronger Communities."

ARCHS' Board Chair Charles "Matt" Matthews and ARCHS' Chief Executive Officer Wendell E. Kimbrough accepted the award on behalf of the organization at the Vagabonds' annual leadership awards luncheon.

Proceeds from the awards luncheon benefit college scholarships for area high school students.

The Royal Vagabonds is a non-profit philanthropic organization founded in 1930 by a small group of St. Louis African American professionals and businessmen to plan, implement, and share common goals and activities because of limited social and intellectual opportunities for men of color.

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Business of Family Childcare Institute


ARCHS' Business of Family Childcare Institute
Friday, March 6 & Saturday, March 7, 2015
St. Louis Community College-Forest Park

Featuring: Noted business expert Tom Copeland; up to 12 clock hours; and classes on record keeping, insurance, taxes, marketing, retirement planning, legal issues, and much more. Includes free and discounted educational materials. Ideal for registered, licensed, and accredited early childhood programs. One or two day tracks offered - $50 for both days OR ($20 Friday only; $30 Saturday only)



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2015 Prisoner Reentry Summit

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St. Louis Alliance for Reentry Summit
Wednesday, March 18, 2015
St. Louis Community College-Florissant Valley

Featuring: Sessions on the social, emotional, and economic implications of returning home, and best practices for community reengagement. Keynote address by Eugene Schneeberg, Director of Center for Faith-Based & Neighborhood Partnerships, U.S. Department of Justice. Great information sharing and networking opportunities for criminal justice, community, and faith-based organizations providing services to ex-offenders. $17 includes lunch.


ARCHS' Career Opportunity

ARCHS is seeking a full-time Communications Specialist with dynamic digital-age expertise. Use your creativity and technical skills to tell ARCHS' story of annually improving the lives of more than 90,000 St. Louisans.

Please have a minimum of a bachelor's degree with proven competence in use of digital technology (video/photography) and social media.

Local travel required to ARCHS' network of more than 150 city and county-based program locations, as well as flexible hours that include some evenings/weekends.

ARCHS' benefit package includes a 401(k) match. Be prepared to provide portfolio upon request.

Please send initial letter of application, resume, and salary history by Friday, February 13, 2015 via:

Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. OR
Fax: 314-289-5670

No phone calls please. EOE

New Missouri KIDS COUNT® Website

Missouri KIDS COUNT® has launched its new website including feature stories, policy briefs, and connections to new and improved data sources.

The updated website includes the Missouri KIDS COUNT® data book that highlights indicators and county rankings, a searchable archive of Missouri KIDS COUNT® data available since 1993, statistical reports, and research papers.

The Missouri Family and Community Trust (FACT), is the official Annie E. Casey (AECF) KIDS COUNT® partner in Missouri. FACT is a not-for-profit with board members drawn from the top leadership in state government and the private sector to promote and support collaboration and innovation in service delivery for Missouri’s children and families through its network of 20 “community partnerships” around the state. ARCHS is the St. Louis region’s state designated community partnership.

FACT partners with the University of Missouri Office of Social and Economic Data Analysis (OSEDA), and the Missouri Children’s Trust Fund (CTF) to offer Missouri KIDS COUNT® services.

ARCHS will be providing local educational briefings about KIDS COUNT® and creating case studies that document the St. Louis area’s efforts to improve the quality of life for St. Louis’ most vulnerable, at-risk children.