The Impact Fellows program has distinguished itself among leadership programs by combining a project-based curriculum creating real-world impact with a core concentration on racial equity. The program leverages participants’ unique skills, networks, and resources, in collaboration with community organizations and experts, to create a tangible impact in the St. Louis region.

In 2021, Greater St. Louis, Inc. released the STL 2030 Jobs Plan, the first metro-wide jobs plan in a decade for St. Louis’ 15-county region. Now it’s time for leaders to put that plan into action.

Using the plan as a roadmap, our 2023 FOCUS Impact Fellows will work alongside community partners to identify opportunities for boosting inclusive growth for the benefit of both employers and residents. The possibilities for meaningful change are numerous – are you ready to be part of it?

If you are an experienced leader looking for meaningful civic engagement on issues critical to our region, you may be a great fit for Impact Fellows.

We seek:

  • A continuum of leaders with an interest in serving as catalyst of change in St. Louis region
  • Energetic visionaries with a desire to bring about meaningful positive change in our region that is impactful positively affects ALL in our community.
  • Community partner organizations who are ready to tap the energy of the next cohort on a specific issue or project to make an impact in St. Louis.

The FOCUS Impact Fellows experience is immersive, hands-on, challenging – and rewarding. As a result, you will:

  • Gain experience as a community leader providing solutions for tough civic challenges
  • Benefit from the opportunity to meet and work with the area’s top experts and key decision-makers
  • Gain significant experience in valuable leadership skills, including systems thinking, change management, critical reasoning, strategic planning, human-centered design, and group dynamics.

The nine-month program meets 1-2 times a month from September 2023 to May 2024.

This program is offered by: FOCUS STL

Tuition Fee: $3,500

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