Congratulations to the 2020 What’s Right with the Region Honorees!

Becky RasmussenNews

On September 3, 2020 FOCUS St. Louis, the region’s premier leadership organization, will honor 20 individuals, organizations, and initiatives making a difference at the 23rd Annual What’s Right with the Region Awards Celebration. These honorees were nominated by the public and selected by a panel of community judges for their impact and service to the community.

FOCUS St. Louis will recognize the following outstanding honorees in five categories:

Demonstrating Innovative Solutions

Honorees have demonstrated innovation and vision in making the St. Louis region a better place to live, work or visit.
Covenant Place
HeartLands Conservancy
Lock It for Love, a program of Women’s Voices Raised for Social Justice
Urban Harvest STL

Fostering Creativity for Social Change

Honorees have harnessed the power of the arts and imagination to bring about change in the region.
Arts & Faith St. Louis
Circus Harmony
Opera Theatre of St. Louis
Prison Performing Arts

Improving Equity and Inclusion

Honorees have shown a commitment to promoting diversity, access, inclusion and opportunity for all.
FLOURISH St. Louis powered by Generate Health
Grace Strobel
Join Hands ESL, Inc.
Parents Learning Together at the St. Louis Arc

Promoting Stronger Communities

Honorees have worked to address problems, develop initiatives, or make lasting improvements that result in stronger, more stable communities.
Community & Children’s Resource Board
Greater East St. Louis Early Learning Partnership
Provident Behavioral Health
Thomas Dunn Learning Center

Emerging Initiatives

Honorees are new organizations that are developing practical solutions, responding to identified needs and serving as catalysts for change.
Long-Acting Injectables Clinic at SSM Health DePaul Hospital
MindsEye’s Arts & Culture Accessibility Cooperative
St. Louis County Prosecuting Attorney Diversion Initiative
Wellston Tenant Association

FOCUS will also present the prestigious board-designated FOCUS St. Louis Leadership Award to Otis Williams, Executive Director of the St. Louis Development Corporation.

FOCUS Alumni Awards will be presented to Deborah Patterson (Leadership St. Louis) and Antionette Carroll (Emerging Leaders).

All in the community are invited to help recognize these outstanding leaders at the 23rd Annual What’s Right with the Region Awards Celebration.