WashU’s Heartland Initiative aims to expand educational access to students from small towns in Missouri and southern Illinois. This September and October, an admissions team logged nearly 10,000 miles traveling to 80 schools in rural Missouri and Illinois.
St. Louis is our home, and WashU is partnering with organizations across the region for the well-being of the city and its citizens.
A collaboration led by the School of Medicine aims to advance long-COVID care in medically vulnerable and underserved communities in the St. Louis metropolitan region and in rural Missouri. The WashU team won a five-year federal grant totaling $4.5 million.
Students and faculty working with the Low Income Taxpayer Clinic at the Washington University School of Law were able to help a St. Louis woman reduce her tax debt and keep her house.
In an effort to reduce food waste, two student groups have joined forces to distribute healthy, fresh food to local shelters and food banks.
A new online tool from WashU’s St. Louis Initiatives team showcases the university’s research and programmatic commitments to the city and region.
In an effort to better support employees and spur investment in historically disinvested neighborhoods, BJC HealthCare and WashU are expanding their Live Near Your Work homeownership program to include new neighborhoods in St. Louis, north St. Louis County and University City’s Third Ward.
WashU will host more than a dozen screenings as part of the 32nd Annual Whitaker St. Louis International Film Festival. The citywide event showcases the best in contemporary cinema.
Washington University is partnering with the St. Louis Integrated Health Network on a five-year $3.8 million grant from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The funding aims to help improve health, prevent chronic diseases and reduce health disparities.
From dressing bullet wounds to analyzing biosolids to developing LGBTQ outreach plans for the Alzheimer’s community, St. Louis Fellows made many contributions to regional nonprofits this summer. The Gephardt Institute celebrated their efforts Oct. 18.