Click here if you are having trouble viewing this message.                          February 2018
'Build the village that raises the child'
​More than 120 people seeking to improve the lives of black boys and young men in St. Louis worked all day at the second annual HomeGrown STL Summit at the Brown School of Social Work.
Standing room only at 'Dr. Fred's' installation
Fred Melch Ssewamala, PhD, a renowned social and economic development scholar, was installed as the William E. Gordon Distinguished Professor. Supporters came from as far as Hong Kong, Uganda and Zimbabwe to celebrate.
March 21: 2018 Social Work Day on the Hill
During the event, CSD Director Michael Sherraden will speak about efforts to promote federal legislation to offer universal Child Development Accounts, a key policy recommendation of the Grand Challenges for Social Work.
Incentive reform is key to racial equity in cities
A new study analyzes “Team TIF St. Louis,” a resident-driven collaboration focused on government transparency and racial equity in the use of Tax Increment Financing.
CSD student spotlight: From policing to policy
Luther Tyus, a former St. Louis police officer, is a graduate research assistant with CSD’s Race and Opportunity Lab. "It feels like the world opened up.”
Sherraden: We already have ‘baby bonds’
As economists float the idea to give every newborn in the U.S. a “baby bond” cash account, a solution already exists.