ARCHS is proud to be featured in the July-August 2011 Edition of St. Louis Commerce Magazine. The article highlights ARCHS as a leading area not-for-profit organization, and the measures it takes to insure accountability to its funders.
ARCHS is a strategic funding management organization that is responsible for federal, state and private funding with an annual economic impact valued at $66.2 million. (FY 10 data).
ARCHS is a not-for-profit intermediary organization that serves as the official "Community Partnership" for Greater St. Louis on behalf of Missouri - one of 20 similar organizations across the state.
The entire article can be read on the St. Louis Commerce Magazine's website, or by click HERE.
ARCHS is sending another employee to the distinguished FOCUS Leadership St. Louis program. Vice-President of Grant Management Services Kristy Kight attended the FOCUS welcome reception and orientation on June 16, and networked with area leaders who will join her for the 2011-2012 class.
This is the 5th ARCHS' executive to attend FOCUS, including Chief Executive Officer Wendell E. Kimbrough, Executive Vice-President Steve Brawley, and Vice-President of Grant Management Service Les Johnson.
FOCUS St. Louis sparks positive community change by developing leadership, influencing policy, and promoting community connections.
On Saturday, June 18 ARCHS will be hosting its first Science & Outdoor Learning Institute for early learning professionals. The Institute will be held at the Harris-Stowe State University from 8 a.m to 3:15 p.m. Registration is limited, so register early.
“ARCHS is committed to bringing the highest-quality learning experiences to the St. Louis region. Each year, we partner with local, state, and national leaders in the field of education. This Spring, ARCHS welcomes national speaker Lisa Murphy, the ooey gooey lady, with her exciting hands-on, minds-on approach to early learning experiences,” said ARCHS' Chief Executive Officer Wendell E. Kimbrough.
Lisa Murphy (ooey gooey lady) has been involved with early childhood education for more than 20 years. Her unique method of teaching blends laughter with learning as she links hands-on activities to educational standards. In her presentation she reinforces the importance of play in the lives of children and demonstrates her insightful play-based educational techniques.
This day of learning and fun will be focused on the important topic of integrating science and outdoor learning in the classroom. You have the choice of attending the full-day session (option 1) with the special guest presentation by the ooey gooey lady, or the full-array of concurrent sessions (option 2) that are promised to be both insightful and fun. ARCHS has been hosting Early Childhood Institutes since the fall of 2009.
The concurrent sessions last from 8:00 a.m. to 3:15 p.m. and focus on science and outdoor learning. Each of the sessions is broken down into interactive workshops during which the participants will learn and interact with the workshop trainers.
One of the workshops, “Let Creativity Start with Science and Art”, invites participants to explore how the concepts of art and science can be explored through each other. During this discussion many resource activities that can be incorporated into daily learning activity will be shared.
The “Can I Play? Why Play Games? Take Away Game Ideas” workshop will provide developmentally appropriate games for infants through preschool, discuss the preparation needed for games to be modified to meet the needs of the various age groups, and explain the benefits that children receive from playing games.
Kimbrough said ARCHS’ Science and Outdoor Learning 2011 Institute is an extremely beneficial opportunity to learn how to better interact and stimulate learning among the children you care for. So register early, as there is limited seating for the ooey gooey lady’s session (option 1), and take a step towards improving the quality of early childhood education that you provide.
Please fully complete the registration, choosing between options 1 or 2. Registration is limited. Cost includes lunch.
ARCHS' Partnership with the MO Division of Youth Services honored 15 area teenagers, their mentors, and parents at a celebration luncheon on May 21 at the Hilton St. Louis Airport Hotel. "Youth Striving For Change: A Celebration of Progress and Success gave special recognition to to those in attendance for voluntarily participating in the mentoring program in partnership with Fathers' Support Center.
ARCHS held a congratulatory brunch for its network of nearly 100 Educare home providers on May 21 at the Holiday Inn Select downtown. Remarks of appreciation and support were made by ARCHS' Chief Executive Officer Wendell E. Kimbrough and ARCHS' VP of Grant Management Services Amber Stevenson. Testimonials were also given by several of ARCHS' Educare partners.