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Who We Are

Who We Are

Area Resources for Community and Human Services (ARCHS) is a not-for-profit organization that designs, manages, and evaluates 15 education and social service programs provided at more than 275 locations that annually improve the lives of more than 90,000 of the St. Louis region’s most vulnerable children and their family members (FY14 data).

ARCHS works with its funders and a network of governmental, business, community, civic, and faith-based partners to deliver comprehensive cradle to career programs.

ARCHS serves as the official "Community Partnership" for Greater St. Louis on behalf of Missouri - one of 20 similar organizations across the state.

ARCHS' Mission: To improve the lives of Greater St. Louis' residents by convening strategic community partnerships.

ARCHS' Vision: To be the premiere builder of strategic community partnerships, known for advancing the human potential of Greater St. Louis.

ARCHS' Values:

  • Social Responsibility
  • Objective Evaluation
  • Financial Soundness
  • Accountable Results

ARCHS' Lifelong Learning Platform:

ARCHS promotes education as the key to personal and professional success. ARCHS is nationally known for its programs that foster cradle to career "lifelong learning" experiences that enrich the lives of the region's most at risk children and their families.

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