Sheretta Butler-Barnes, associate professor at the Brown School, has received a nearly $700,000 three-year grant from the National Science Foundation for a project titled “Black Parents’ Racial Socialization Competencies and Youth Outcomes in Response to Racial Violence.”
Democrats have called for a permanent expansion of the monthly child tax credit. In making the expanded credit permanent, lawmakers can leverage the power of child development accounts to build assets for all children in the United States, says an expert on asset building at Washington University in St. Louis.
Research from the lab of Deanna Barch shows a lasting relationship between childhood poverty, brain development.
The SARS-CoV-2 virus does not distinguish people’s skin color, educational attainments or the dollar amounts in their bank accounts, but the virus entered an unequal world and has had an unequal impact.
To help address gaps in measurement and provide organizations with a tool to track the self-reliance of refugees and other displaced populations over time, researchers at the Brown School have developed a Self-Reliance Index.
As co-founder and executive director of Action St. Louis, Kayla Reed, AB ’20, is committed to fighting injustice in her hometown.
Molly Metzger, senior lecturer at the Brown School, and students in her policy course have partnered with Webster Groves city council members and St. Louis’ Green City Coalition on a series of projects connected to the planning of community land trusts.
New research from the Center for Social Development at the Brown School shows that parents of newborns with Child Development Accounts respond by deepening their commitment to the child’s higher education and their own efforts to save for that education.
Sociologist John N. Robinson III says President Joe Biden’s executive orders are an important first step in the fight against systemic racism, but to keep fighting because there’s an “historic opportunity” before us.
As part of the new $900 billion federal stimulus package, the moratorium on evictions for renters will be extended by one month, through the end of January. The help could not come soon enough, says an expert on social and economic development at the Brown School. However, without more intentional, long-term solutions and investments, this aid will only postpone an inevitable housing crisis.