The world’s economy and job markets are changing, and St. Louis is not keeping up. Many of our schools are struggling to prepare children with the basic skills required. Existing approaches to solving regional problems are not yielding the results we need.

It’s time to chart a new path forward.

At The Opportunity Trust we are working to ensure that every child in St. Louis is prepared to lead a life of choice and dignity.

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Creating Better Measures for Student Success

We spent nearly a year meeting with families and educators to hear what they wanted and needed from schools to set children up for success. Repeatedly, the team heard a need...

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Did you know?

Just 5% of African-American students in St. Louis Public Schools are proficient in mathematics by the 8th grade

In Our Community

The Playbook

Check out "The Playbook" which was recently released by WEPOWER Tomorrow Builders and contains 17 community-designed steps on the path to a transformed early childhood education system.

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Helping Families Make Data-Driven Decisions

St. Louis families have access to a wide variety of schools—public, charter, private, and specialty—but reliable information is hard to find. This lack of access makes a complicated decision even more...

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White students in Saint Louis Public Schools are 4 times more likely to achieve proficiency in reading than black students, a gap that has doubled over the last 10 years

Reimagining Education

We Can Change This

Read our plan to dramatically increase the number of children who have access to a world-class school and the capacity for our education systems to continuously improve and innovate to meet the ever-changing demands of the 21st century.

Prepared to Thrive

Why The Opportunity Trust for St. Louis?

Listen as Founder and CEO Eric Scroggins describes the need for The Opportunity Trust and the potential we have to change the course of history in St. Louis in this Heart...

The Opportunity Trust invests in educators and school systems eager to build the capacity required to make significant and measurable change.

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