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
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
The July 16 Break the Pipeline mass meeting looked a little different than the regular meeting. First, we changed venues. Thank you to Rev. Karen Anderson for inviting us to Ward Chapel AME in Florissant. Second, we walked..a lot! July… Continue Reading
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
1. What is your congregation/organization? I am an ordained minister in the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), a member of Compton Heights Christian Church, a librarian at St. Charles Community College, and the director of Think+Pray+Act, an organization that equips… Continue Reading
It’s the time of the year to let the world know that you and your organization stand for community-driven justice in the St. Louis area by buying your ad in Metropolitan Congregations United’s 2019-20 Resource Guide and Annual Report! Ads… Continue Reading
Welcome new staff member, Dana Kelly. Dana will be working with Demarco Davidson in developing and leading our Sacred Votes campaign. Look for Dana in your congregation this summer!!
The Missouri Legislature closed on May 17 and the bills that we feared would wipe out our work on Amendment 1 and Prop B failed. That doesn’t mean our work and our votes are safe. Anti-Amendment 1 forces are gearing… Continue Reading
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
MCU Stands With Allies On June 1 the Attorney General of Missouri released the 19th annual Vehicle Stop Report to the public. Today MCU joined allies in informing the public that things aren’t getting better at all. Black drivers are… Continue Reading