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Dear Greater St. Louis community partners,

During this season of Thanksgiving, I am deeply grateful for your shared interest in and support of our community.  ARCHS’ growing network of strategic activities that invested $21.6 million in serving our most vulnerable residents is reflected in our FY 2017 Review (July 1, 2016 – June 30, 2017).  As you read the Review, I invite you to both celebrate ARCHS’ recent accomplishments and contemplate the ongoing challenges in our community.

You may not be aware that ARCHS’ unique partnership model was implemented with 200 additional community partners and impacted a total of 150,000 adults, children, and their immediate family members.  On average this past year, ARCHS’ 34 education and social programs provided services at more than 380 locations and invested $144 per program participant.

In order to increase Missouri’s investment and commitment to our community, ARCHS served more than 10,732 training participants. 92% of those surveyed said ARCHS’ trainings were a good use of their time, they learned something new, and will apply what they learned.  Due to federal child care requirements, ARCHS offered 21,754 training hours to approximately 10,000 professionals to meet these requirements for child care programs receiving Missouri state subsidies.  

I am humbled at the combined achievements – Board of Directors, staff, funders, and grantee partners – to impact our community’s needs.  May you and yours have a happy and healthy Thanksgiving.

Wendell E. Kimbrough,

Chief Executive Officer