Hall Of Famer Jackie Robinson’s Legacy Lives On In St. Louis

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Jackie Robinson  broke racial barriers on and off the baseball diamond. A decade before Rosa Parks and the Montgomery Bus Boycott, two decades before Dr. Martin Luther King  Jr. proclaimed  " I Have A Dream Speech."  Jackie Robinson was the first African-American man to play Major League Baseball.  A  story of a great American. Now the late Hall of Famer's legacy lives on locally at the Brown Shoe Company based in Clayton, Missouri.

The  Brown Shoe Company has teamed up with the Jackie Robinson Foundation to  help  educate young people both in the classroom and in real life.   The foundation will continue to  address the achievement gap in higher education and develop strong, civic-minded young leaders. The  Jackie Robinson Foundation  , provides  young people with scholarship assistance,mentoring, internship and job placement. 93 corporations support the foundation  including the  Brown Shoe Company based in Clayton, Missouri.
The Jackie Robinson Foundation provides generous four–year college scholarships in conjunction with a comprehensive set of skills and opportunities to disadvantaged students of color to ensure their success in college and to develop their leadership potential.  The foundation's strategic combination of financial assistance and support services results consistently in a nearly 100% college graduation rate