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Students have Courageous Conversations with Volunteers. Purina, KPMG, Ameren

Our curricula fosters social and emotional learning while training participants to lean into challenging conversations surrounding racism, antisemitism, Islamophobia and many other forms of inequity and injustice. We provide tools necessary to create systemic change, promising a brighter future for our region.

Student activism youth program in St. Louis during Cultural Leadership Class 17's Transformational Journey Trip

As we celebrate our significant growth—including serving ten times the number of students compared to our early years—we are thrilled to announce our rebrand as LEAD STL. This new name embodies our unwavering commitment to Leadership, Empathy, Advocacy, and Diversity, while marking an exciting evolution in our mission. LEAD STL is a trailblazing non-profit organization dedicated to igniting transformative social change in the greater Saint Louis area. With a special focus on the Black and Jewish experiences, we commit to dismantling systemic injustices through immersive learning and empathy building.


Join us in driving systemic change, healing communities and LEADING the way to a brighter, more inclusive tomorrow.

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We bridge divides while preparing youth to be the next generation of leaders who will make the world a better place. In order to expand our services and grow our impact, after 19 years, we are rebranding to LEAD STL from Cultural Leadership.

Our commitment to social justice and equity extends far beyond the walls of our organization; it is deeply rooted in an active, ongoing collaboration with the community we serve. We recognize that the most impactful change arises from ground-level activism, facilitated by direct engagement with local schools, organizations, and individuals. Through partnerships, workshops, and immersive learning experiences, we aim to bring about a collective shift in understanding and action. This community-centric approach ensures that our programs are not just tailored to the needs of the community, but are also powered by the very people striving for change. It is this symbiotic relationship that amplifies our impact, allowing us to foster leadership, build cultural understanding, and enact meaningful, long-lasting social change.

In the Community
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