On October 17, 2015, Manasseh Ministry will host its 9th annual EXMAD (Ex-offenders Making a Difference) fundraiser. Proceeds will go to benefit the Scholarship Endowment Fund for Children with Love Ones Incarcerated, awarding $500 each to several such children lacking basic essentials.
For sponsorship information, contact Richard Jackson, Chief Executive Officer, at 314-732-7340, c/o Manasseh Ministry, 1442 Chambers, St. Louis, MO 63135.
The Journey Home: Reconnecting with Family & Community
Date: Wednesday, June 24, 2015
Time: 8 am to Noon
Place: Harrison Center, 3140 Cass Ave, St. Louis, MO 63106
Panelists: St. Louis Family Court, Fathers' Support Center, Center for Women in Transition, Mission Gate, and St. Louis Community College
Special Guest Moderator: Wesley Bell (pictured) Ferguson City Council Member; Coordinator, Criminal Justice Program at St. Louis Community College-Florissant Valley; Municipal Court Judge; and Attorney
Cost: Free (Only 100 registrations available) - RSVP by Monday, June 22, 2015
Date: Tuesday, May 12, 2015
Time: 9:30 am to 11 am
Location: New Northside Conference Center, 5939 Goodfellow, St. Louis, MO 63147
Cost: Free (Only 60 registrations available) - Please register by Monday, May 4
Topic: Reentry and Faith-based Collaborations
Featuring: Criminal Justice Ministry, Keys to Hope, Let's Start, and Project Cope
On March 18, 2015, STAR hosted its sixth annual Reentry Summit at St. Louis Community College-Florissant Valley. More than 250 participants attended sessions on the social, emotional, and economic implications of returning home, and best practices for community reengagement.
The keynote speaker was Eugene Schneeberg, Director of Center for Faith-Based & Neighborhood Partnerships, U.S. Department of Justice. He applauded STAR's unique community collaboration model and provided updates on several federal reentry programs.
Other speakers included representatives from the City of St. Louis, St. Louis County, Places for People, Missouri Department of Corrections, University of Missouri-St. Louis, and Washington University in St. Louis.
The annual event provides networking opportunities for criminal justice, community, and faith-based organizations providing services to ex-offenders and their families.
At the Summit, new activities were announced including updates to the website and a "coffee chat" professional development program set to begin in May.
This year's Summit sponsors included: ARCHS, Lutheran Foundation of St. Louis, Missouri Department of Corrections, St. Louis Community College-Florissant Valley, St. Louis City, St. Louis County, and Washington University in St. Louis.