Poverty, at its core, centers around a lack of economic assets — and oftentimes a lack of opportunities to gain them. As Grace Hill served more and more low-income families through its Head Start program, it needed to facilitate real pathways for families to establish long-term economic sustainability. As we grow, our ability to impact the economic conditions of our communities becomes much stronger — and necessary for families to exit the cycle of poverty.

Grace Hill is facilitating real pathways for families to establish long-term economic sustainability

Our Economic Advancement efforts bring together key partners to leverage resources for the children, families and communities we serve. At the Water Tower Hub, a financial institution (St. Louis Community Credit Union), a job training center (Connections to Success) and a business development center (our Women’s Business Center) are co-located to provide opportunities wherever one falls on the economic ladder.

Grace Hill continues to work with partners like the Credit Union, Connections, Rise Community Development, and the City of St. Louis on such efforts. We are building corporate partnerships at potential job placement sites like Aramark that show great economic development promise. And we are exploring models like the Center for Working Families to implement best practices around tying it all together.

Interested in becoming a partner? Contact Paul Sorenson at 314-584-6845 or psorenson@gracehillsettlement.org for more information.

The Takeaway:

Our Economic Advancement efforts bring together key partners to leverage resources for the children, families and communities we serve.

Learn More:

Every Family
Water Tower Hub
Women’s Business Center
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Our Future

Contact:

Timetria Murphy-Watson, MSW
Director of Community Development
314-584-6904
tmurphywatson@gracehillsettlement.org

Grace Hill Health Centers is now Affinia Healthcare.

You can find them at www.affiniahealthcare.org or by calling 314.814.8700.