Josh Goldman is a new board member at YourWords STL. Josh was recently hired as Director of Community Engagement in the School of Education at St. Louis University. Before working at SLU, Josh led Urban Strategies’ education work on the Near North Side, helping to bring in a $30,000,000 Choice Neighborhoods Initiative grant from Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to support greater well-being for residents living in public housing. Josh also created the Ambassadors Learning Project at Urban Strategies, which helped parents tell their story on paper and help their children be better readers and writers. He recently co-created the Arts, Writing, and Expression (AWE) Collaborative, which helps incarcerated men express themselves and share their story. Josh has a Master’s in Social Work and a Master’s in Education and enjoys bringing both to his work to improve outcomes for vulnerable individuals in society.
Josh Goldman MSW, MAEd