Community Focused Opportunities and Programming

In addition to providing opportunities for students to enhance their skills and build networks, SPI is committed to building meaningful community partnerships and providing events and programs that are free and open to the public. In this way, SPI helps fulfill the university’s mission to work “in St. Louis, for St. Louis, and with St. Louis.”

Current Activities

  • The Data Science for Social Impact initiative will provide a series of training and events designed to increase data literacy and data stewardship skills among current and emerging social sector leaders that are free and open to the public. These events will be designed with input and feedback from community partners.
  • Supporting a range of Brown School professional development for Post Master’s Credential in Policy.
  • Sponsored a one-week policy-focused Summer Institute course on economic analysis, providing scholarships to cover the cost for community partners in 2020.

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