Jeans BeCause Recipient – AmeriCorps St. Louis


AmeriCorps St. Louis was another recipient of our Jeans BeCause initiative.  AmeriCorps St. Louis is a 501(c)3 nonprofit that builds community by addressing critical unmet needs in the areas of urban education, disaster relief, environmental conservation, and volunteer mobilization. 

AmeriCorps St. Louis, formerly St. Louis Partners AmeriCorps, began as a pilot for National Service in the summer of 1994. Since that initial success, it is the only AmeriCorps program in Missouri, and one of only a handful of programs in the nation, which have received federal funding out of the top tier of “exemplary and demonstrable programs” since the inception of AmeriCorps.

In 2000, an independent group of local, civic, and business leaders committed itself to sustaining the efforts of AmeriCorps St. Louis (ACSTL). This leadership group legally incorporated as a 501(c)3 organization named Partnership for Youth, Inc., d.b.a. AmeriCorps St. Louis, and continues to be led be a strong and dedicated Board of Directors.

Pictured are John Drew (D&H), Courtney Armistead (AmeriCorps), Bruce Bailey (AmeriCorps), Kathleen Becherer (AmeriCorps), and Sal Ruvolo (D&H).