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May 23, 2017

East Side Aligned youth council member Jha’Shaira Farmer and District 189 Operation AmeriCorps VISTA Ann Brown received the 2017 Governor’s Service Award, an award that recognizes individual volunteers and volunteer programs to highlight the importance of volunteerism...

April 4, 2017

Dynegy Inc., the largest retail electricity supplier in Illinois and a major power generator, today announced a $200,000 investment in East Side Aligned, a collective impact movement that aims to improve outcomes for young people in the greater East St. Louis area. The...

February 27, 2017

Join East Side Aligned along with community, philanthropic, and business leaders from across Greater East St. Louis on Friday, March 31 for The State of the Movement. Learn about the work being done to ensure that all children and youth are ready for school, work and l...

January 17, 2017

If we’ve learned anything about facilitating systems change, it is that

1) the work is incredibly complex; 

2) it requires dedicated staffing to keep the engine going!

Thanks to significant investments from entities like Associated Bank, Deaconess Foundation, Dynegy and M...

December 30, 2016

In 2016, East Side Aligned has moved from a concept to a widely-supported movement in which people from all walks of life are facilitating positive shifts in how our community works together to care for, support and empower our children and youth.

In the hustle and bust...

December 27, 2016

On December 15, the East Side Aligned Council gathered for its final meeting of the year to discuss the progress made in the past year. Learn more about how East Side Aligned's work in 2016 impacted the East St. Louis community by watching the videos of that meeting....

December 15, 2015

GSK [LSE/NYSE: GSK]  in partnership with The St. Louis Community Foundation announced today an 18-month, $500,000 GSK IMPACT Grant awarded to East Side Thrives, an initiative of 10 nonprofits working together as part of the East Side Aligned effort – facilitated by Uni...

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