ARCHS was honored with the "Distinguished Community Service to Education Award" by Harris-Stowe State University at two seperate ceremonies this past week. ARCHS' Chief Executive Officer Wendell E. Kimbrough accepted the award on behalf of the organization at the 2011 Commencement Awards Program held May 6 at the Saint Louis Club, and again on May 10 at the Harris-Stowe graduation ceremony.
The award was presented to ARCHS by Attorney Luther J. Rollins Jr., who is a member of the Harris-Stowe State University Board of Regents and Assistant General Counsel & Assistant Secretary of the Kellwood Company. Also at the ceremony, Harris-Stowe President Dr. Henry Givens Jr. was honored along with several other guests. Other awardees included Cynthia J. Brinkley, Senior Vice President of Talent Development and Chief Diversity Officer at AT&T Headquarters; Belma E. Givens, First Lady of Harris-Stowe; Sandra Murdock, science educator; and more.
ARCHS is excited to announce that four of its supported child care centers have achieved accreditation, including Good Vibes School, Kidz Biz Learning Center, the Clay Center at Harris-Stowe State University, and Downtown Children's Center. University City Children's Center was also re-accredited.
ARCHS' supported childcare center had toys covering their backyard. Yet today - tree limbs, broken cables, and shingles occupy the space where children once rode their tricycles.
ARCHS has released a Request for Proposal (RFP) for Early Childhood Programs (0-24 months-old) Start-up and Expansion Grants for Fiscal Year 2011-2012.
Please carefully review the detailed RFP and follow the directions provided. This includes mandatory attendance at an RFP information session (details are outinlined in the RFP).
Pick up a copy of the RFP at ARCHS' offices at 539 North Grand Blvd. (6th floor), St. Louis, Missouri 63103. Please only plan to pick up Monday though Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sorry, we are not able to mail hard copies of the RFP. If unable to download the PDF, please plan to pick up a copy of the RFP from ARCHS.
ARCHS is well-known for its hands-on partnerships that produce visible results that make a positive impact on Greater St. Louis. However, ARCHS also has a large stake in dynamic behind-the-scenes work with partners who produce results that lead to those hands-on programs.
"This was a collaborative evaluation process made possible by the eagerness of each agency to participate and learn more about how they were helping families," said Dr. Melissa Jonson-Reid, the Washington University professor who led the evaluation. "Each agency contributed their own time and resources to make the evaluation process a success."