Authentic Grassroots

Saint Louis Strong is an authentic community initiative. By gathering residential input through community roundtables, collecting expert insights, and crowd-sourcing, St. Louis Strong develops inclusive grassroots policy change. We guide community discussions on how to best change the fragmented structure of the region.

 Our Belief

Courage—not boundaries—should define the potential of individuals and the character of communities. In order to bring out the true character of our communities, St. Louis Strong creates inclusive spaces for individuals to honestly share and advocate for policy solutions that address and realize our shared fears and aspirations. By doing so we develop a healthy grassroots community with unbounded potential.

 In essence, we believe courage creates community.

Our Mission
St. Louis Strong is a non-partisan nonprofit that seeks to create a healthier sense of community and promote a stronger economy by guiding residents through building their own future.

Our Values



In order to realize our mission statement, St. Louis Strong will provide easy to read information, collaborate with community stakeholders, and research policy on behalf of the region’s residents. In doing so, St. Louis Strong champions the people's effort to build a stronger St. Louis community.


Regional Education
Scholarly research by Colin Gordon, Lana Stein, and groups like Better Together, the Department of Justice, Ferguson Commission, and Police Executive Research Forum demonstrates the social and economic damage caused by the disconnection of 91 municipalities. The initial push of St. Louis Strong will be to further educate the region of the current injuries resulting to years of division and possible long-term costs to the health of the region.

Community Engagement
By raising awareness, St. Louis Strong will garner further support by urging concerned citizens and members of the region to offer their time, talent, or resources to further lift a shared community identity.

Advocacy Training
By uniting a broad coalition of residents, community leaders, business leaders, and experts through their active participation and exploration of our group’s goals and activities, we will help citizens navigate the channels of policy change.