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