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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Civil Rights, Civil Rights, Social Action & Advocacy

Mission: To create a more just and equitable community by educating high school students to recognize and resolve issues of privilege and injustice through the lens of the African American and Jewish experience. Our students learn leadership skills, facilitate dialogues, build relationships and create change in their circles of influence.

Results: Cultural Leadership has nearly 100 graduates out in the community who now have the knowledge, tools and allies to make a difference in their circles of influence.

Geographic areas served: St. Louis region

Programs: Cultural leadership is an intensive year long program for students and their parents, which includes over 425 hours of programming including cultural activities, dialogue sessions, travel/study, public speaking, leadership training, and facilitated discussion on diversity and creating social change. The program develops leadership, dispels stereotypes, and promotes mutual respect, understanding, cooperation, and dialogue between all races.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

I was first introduced to Cultural Leadership through my high school's college counseling office. I had high expectations entering the program because of the things that I heard from my teachers and peers. The program not only met those expectations but surpassed them. It is completely hands on. As a student, I was able to have first hand experiences with the Jewish culture. For our African American unit, they brought in expert professors from top-notch universities. During the summer trip, we visited top social justice organizations like the NAACP Legal Defense and Education Fund and the National Jewish Center for Learning and Leadership. We were also able to meet with political leaders like Senator McCaskill and Senator Blunt. We visited numerous museums and historical landmarks all throughout the country in a span of just 21 days. Not only does this organization provide students with a great educational opportunity, it also provides students with a second family. The staff is very warm and friendly. They provide inspiration and motivation for the students who are a part of it. It has prepped me with tools that will prepare me for a college environment. I would recommend it for any student with an interest in social justice and/or diversity.

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