In spite of students' poor performance, the Missouri Virtual Academy and its local partner, a rural Missouri school district in need of money, have seen an increase in enrollment and profit.
Beverly Jones is a long-time resident of St. Louis's 63106, a Zip code with the worst social determinants of health in the region. Despite her own health struggles, Jones is determined to stay.
As two East St. Louis residents began to rebuild the House of Miles, they faced some questions over their motivations for renovating what was a dilapidated property with little sign of Davis — who lived there from 1939 to 1944. However, with a $250,000 capital improvement grant from the state of Illinois, they hope to welcome the public to an artistic hub once the threat of the coronavirus subsides.
Despite a flood, financial difficulties, and the pandemic, the Katherine Dunham Centers for Arts and Humanities continues to preserve a legendary dancer's legacy and educational mission in an underserved community.
Courtnesha Rogers faces a slew of challenges as she and her three young children live through the COVID-19 pandemic.
Courtnesha Rogers is raising three preschoolers in the shadow of the pandemic.