Ameren Corporation announced a $250,000 donation to the Save Our Sons program, signaling its ongoing commitment to provide education and training support in the communities of Ferguson and Dellwood in North St. Louis County. The Urban League of Metropolitan St. Louis operates this program by providing economically disadvantaged African American men with educational support to teach them career skills to find good-paying jobs.
In the Missouri State Capitol, he is known as “Mr. Speaker,” the man who oversees the work of all 163 members of the Missouri House of Representatives. But he introduces himself simply by his first name, Elijah, a state representative who appears to love his job and the variety of work it represents.