About ARCHS: Area Resources for Community and Human Services (ARCHS) funds and strategically enhances initiatives that improve the lives of children and families facing disparities and disadvantages in St. Louis’ most impoverished communities. ARCHS works to disrupt cycles of intergenerational poverty by advancing lifelong learning.

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' Initiatives:

  • Early Childhood & Parenting
  • School Age
  • Family Support

ARCHS' Funders:

ARCHS is a funding intermediary - partnering with the federal government, state or local governmental agencies, and corporate and private foundations. ARCHS meets and exceeds its funders' expectations by assuring them that their desired program results and outcomes are achieved. ARCHS provides added services and expertise that funders cannot get from a standalone program provider. Many of ARCHS' funders have turned to ARCHS to execute national demonstration projects that have yielded important educational and social research outcomes.

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