Educating Leaders


Impact Fellows address Healthcare Safety Net

With support from Missouri Foundation for Health, our Impact Fellows program launched a two-year deep dive into healthcare.

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the evolution of the emerging leaders program

With a new director at the helm, changes are underway to help FOCUS better meet the needs of young professionals in our region.


Assessing and updating our program curriculum

This year, FOCUS undertook an extensive evaluation of our programs to strengthen our curriculum moving forward.

Connecting Leaders


More than 550 leaders attend #WRWR2018

It was a packed house for the 21st Annual What’s Right with the Region Awards, celebrating success stories in our community.


Connecting leaders across programs

Events such as our Winter Happy Hour, Alumni Dinners and FOCUS Now, helped build connections across classes.


A growing community of focus members

Expanding our reach through membership was a top priority, including the launch of our new Impact Society.

Facilitating Important Conversations


New partner brings new discussion series

In 2017, we launched a series of Civics & Civility community forums in partnership with the Missouri Humanities Council.

Forum Features New STL City Police Leadership

Our January members-only forum brought together key voices to explore the future of policing in the St. Louis region.


Record attendance for Women’s history month

This year, our annual Women’s History Month event focused on deconstructing the trope of the angry black woman.