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Community, Law Enforcement, Commission Develop
Proposed Model for Law Enforcement Training Standards
Community and law enforcement leaders came together with members of the Ferguson Commission Thursday, April 30, to endorse a baseline model for improved law enforcement training standards in Missouri. The model calls for an additional 24 hours each per three-year period in the areas of tactical, anti-bias and officer wellness training for a total of 120 additional hours of police training. The model came out of the Ferguson Commission Citizen-Law Enforcement working group and was developed in consultation with key community, law enforcement and subject matter experts.
Labor Dept. Grants $5 Million For
North County Skills Training Program
Gov. Jay Nixon has announced a new $5 million grant that will help provide skills-training and employment to thousands of young people in low-income and minority communities in North St. Louis City and County. Within the first year, the Career Pathways Bridge initiative has set a goal to connect 3,000 people in the area with employment, as well as engage 1,000 participants annually in skills training and 2,400 participants annually in work-readiness training. This latest effort builds on, and is in addition to, previously announced jobs initiatives in the greater St. Louis area.
Enthusiastic Crowd Greets New
Ferguson City Council Members
With the swearing in of three newly elected City Council members Tuesday night, the
City of Ferguson opened the door to an era full of hope and promise. Before an overflowing and enthusiastic crowd at City Hall, Ella Jones (Ward 1), Brian Fletcher (Ward 2) and Wesley Bell (Ward 3) officially took their seats in the council chambers and cemented their place in Ferguson history. With Jones and Bell joining Councilman Dwayne T. James, Ferguson now has three African-Americans serving on the City Council.
Friends Tori Stuart and Sam Eaker help
found the Victory Volleyball Camp,
Camp Helps children with disabilities, special needs The St. Louis-based Lutheran Elementary School Association has selected Tori Stuart, an eighth-grader at Immanuel Lutheran School in St. Charles, as its 2015 Lutheran Student Ambassador.
The award, which includes a $500 scholarship underwritten by the Lutheran Church Extension Fund (LCEF), recognizes Lutheran elementary school students who demonstrate courage, compassion, leadership, academic achievement and a commitment to their community.
Three Boy Scouts are recognized by their principals for assisting with the rescue of a man stuck in the mud. From left (rear) are: Paul Alvord, principal, Russell Elementary; Dustin Owen, Florissant Police department; Katherine Chambers, principal, Northwest Middle. Second row (from left): Alexander Frank, Jake Wenzara, and Colt Daily.
Three Ferguson-Ferguson School District students will be among 150 youth from throughout the nation who will make the 54-mile historic trek from Selma to Montgomery, AL., March 20-25. The students – DeAnna Harper, a senior at McCluer North High School; Emani Irving, a junior at McCluer South–Berkeley High School; and Vaughn Ross, a senior at McCluer High School – will participate in the iconic walk as members of the “Walking Classroom” in commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the voting rights march.« Previous Entries Next Entries »