What is Break the Pipeline?

Break the Pipeline is Metropolitan Congregations United’s campaign to address the school to prison pipeline. It can start with school discipline, in-school and out of school suspension, and this can lead to a child being labeled a problem, causing him/her to be over-supervised. Black youth are already over-policed in their communities and it often isn’t any better when the police are in school as School Resource Officers. Black and Brown youth far outpace white youth in being referred to juvenile detention centers, are least likely to have a personal lawyer or to be offered restorative alternatives. The inevitable end result is adult prison. The pipeline does its work in a systemic and efficient way. Continue Reading

Show Me Medicaid Expansion in Missouri with MCU!

Gathering petition signature training

We are excited to announce the official statewide launch of Missouri’s Medicaid Expansion 2020 Campaign this Labor Day weekend (Friday 8/30-Monday 9/2)! YOU can be a part of this movement as we work to bring healthcare services to over 200,000 MO residents. … Continue Reading

Don’t Navigate the Juvenile Justice System on Your Own: Introducing Family Engagement Partners

Raising children in today’s climate is arguably one of the toughest challenges parents will face. Deciding on the appropriate balance of love, discipline, spoiling, and tough love leaves parents and guardians with questions and doubts about their approach to parenting.… Continue Reading

10 Years of Jammin’ 4 Justice With Metropolitan Congregations United

Metropolitan Congregations most fun fundraising event celebrates it’s 10th Anniversary! Jammin’ for Justice 10 is Thursday, June 20, at 6:30pm at The Ready Room, 4195 Manchester Ave in the Grove.

The People’s Key will repeat as our musical guests and TKO grill will again provide food. The Ready Room will provide the cash bar. There are a large number of exciting items for the basket raffle and door prize drawings will happen throughout the night.

Tickets are $25/per person or $40/per pair in advance. The day of the event tickets will be sold at the door for $30. Continue Reading