What does FOCUS do?

We educate leaders.

We are the region’s premier nonprofit leadership organization, preparing diverse leaders to work cooperatively for a thriving St. Louis region.

We connect leaders.

We strive to represent the diversity of our region, connecting participants from across counties, sectors, industries, backgrounds, cultures, perspectives and beliefs.

We facilitate the important conversations.

We engage citizens to deliberate on critical regional community issues in a trusted, nonpartisan space.


Meet Our Alumni

Jake Banton, Emerging Leaders
Architect, Mackey Mitchell Architects
"FOCUS made me realize that if you have a passion for something, whatever it is, there is likely somewhere in this city you can take that passion and run with it."
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Emerging Leaders Selection

5:30-8:30 PM

We're seeking Emerging Leaders alumni to help select our Spring 2024 cohort.

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Women In Leadership Selection

8:30 AM-12:30 PM

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Leadership St. Louis Info Session

12:00-1:00 PM

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