Construction of more than 150 mixed-income housing units is planned to begin later this year in the Forest Park Southeast neighborhood, bordering the Washington University Medical Campus.
Pattonville School District elementary students — at every grade level and of every ability — have made statistically significant gains in science after completing the innovative MySci curriculum developed by the Institute for School Partnership (ISP) at Washington University in St. Louis.
Low-income high school students earn “micro-scholarships” for grades, service.
The east end capital project at Washington University in St. Louis will provide a welcome center for visitors, state-of-the-art labs and studios for students and, not least of all, parking for employees.
Washington University in St. Louis has announced a major new scholarship initiative that will support low-income and first-generation students from the St. Louis region.
College Advising Corps puts Washington University graduates into St. Louis schools. “So many of these students have been told, ‘You can’t go to college — it’s too expensive,’ ” Waddles said. “That is just not true.”
For over 20 years, WashU’s Performing Arts Department has brought artistic experiences to students that for some leave lifelong impressions.
In response to the Ferguson Commission’s call to improve college access, Washington University in St. Louis has launched the College Readiness and Pipeline Initiative. Chancellor Mark S. Wrighton said it supports the university’s commitment to both serve the St. Louis community and to increase socio-economic diversity on campus.
Composed of 16 community members, the Ferguson Commission convened three months after the shooting death of Michael Brown. Commissioners have traveled across the region to learn more about the issues that divide St. Louis and to set priorities. Next, the commission will find ways to put its ideas into action. Rose Windmiller, associate vice chancellor for Government & Community Relations and North St. Louis County native, says implementation is ‘where the rubber hits the road.’
High-achieving St. Louis high school sophomores spend two weeks on campus learning about college and each other.
As an employer, a community partner, and a driver of innovation, Washington University has long had a significant economic impact on the St. Louis region.
As assistant vice chancellor for community engagement, Leah Merrifield will be heading up a new pre-college program designed to help talented but underserved St. Louis high school students prepare for and complete a college education at a selective four-year college or university.