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.


Improving Reading Instruction

Turn the Page STL recently hosted an event with Dr. Antonio Fierro, Chief Impact Officer for Teacher Education and Preparation with The Barksdale Reading Institute in Mississippi. Check out the video to hear his discussion of the science behind how children learn to read, and how Mississippi improved third grade reading proficiency through intentional policy change and teacher development.

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Did you know?

Only 40% of all three and four-year-olds in St. Louis City have access to free pre-K seats.

Increasing Access

STL Pre-K Cooperative

Learn about the work of the STL Pre-K Cooperative is expanding access to high-quality early childhood education for children growing up in underserved communities

Did you know?

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.

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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