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URBAN STRATEGIES ENTERS UNIQUE MULTI-STAKEHOLDER PARTNERSHIP TO SUPPORT MAJOR JOBS INITIATIVE IN NEW ORLEANS

Strategic partnership with local and national funders and agencies will support training and employment for low-income New Orleans residents New Orleans, LA. February 16, 2011 – Urban Strategies, Inc., has entered into a new partnership led by the Greater New Orleans Foundation (GNOF) to address workforce needs and improve career advancement opportunities for low-income, lower-skilled…

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URBAN STRATEGIES PARTNERSHIP WITH REDF TO SUPPORT MAJOR JOBS INITIATIVE

Link to California-based philanthropic organization will support job creation in low-income communities St. Louis, MO. February 15, 2011 – Urban Strategies, McCormack Baron Ragan and Green Streets have entered into a new partnership with REDF to connect public housing residents in San Francisco and other California cities with employment opportunities that arise out of social…

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A school where attendance pays – literally

By Rebecca S. Rivas, The St. Louis American How does an inner-city principal get her elementary students and their families to commit to attendance and good behavior? An incentive of $300 is a good start, as Principal Natalie Means of Jefferson Elementary, 1301 Hogan St., discovered. In the fall, Jefferson Elementary offered 25 newly enrolled…

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Some parents cash in on their kids’ good behavior, attendance

By Elisa Crouch, St. Louis Post Dispatch Click here to read the full story from the St. Louis Post Dispatch.

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Premiere early childhood center in North City

Children who skip past an early childhood education program often aren’t prepared to begin school. Natalie Means, principal of Jefferson Elementary School in North St. Louis, sees it all the time. New kindergarteners who don’t attend good pre-schools enter the school without knowing their own first and last names, addresses, numbers 1-10 or alphabet letters,…

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St. Louis – Urban Strategies Partners with Jefferson Elementary School, St. Louis Public Schools and McCormack Baron Ragan To Offer Incentives for School Attendance.

Click here to read the full story from the St. Louis Post Dispatch. Click below for additional media coverage on the Jefferson Elementary School Incentive program. Kate Casas’s Interview with Charlie Brennan (KMOX) 08-31-10 is posted at http://kmox.cbslocal.com/?s=Urban+Strategies Sandy Moore’s interview with Dave Glover (97.1 Talk) 08-31-10 is posted at http://www.971talk.com/glover/podcast.aspx FOX 2 News –…

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