Reimagining Education

Lisa Smith

Community Outreach Associate - North County St. Louis

Lisa Smith is a parent advocate and CEAM volunteer.
Lisa has dedicated years to fighting for her children and all of MO students to have access to better education. She has visited Jefferson City Capitol to give her testimony in favor of several school choice bills for many years. Lisa testified in favor of ESAs in 2016 and now 2021 she witnessed the governor sign ESAs into law.
Lisa spearheaded a neighborhood farmers market with others for the community to have access to local and healthy foods. Lisa is a 2019 Neighborhood Leadership Fellows Graduate. The NLF Program is an advanced leadership training program of Creating Whole Communities, a collaboration of the University Of Missouri- St.Louis and MU Extension, and the St.Louis Promise Zone- St.Louis Economic Development Partnership. NLF is designed to increase and amplify the voices of North St. Louis City and North St. Louis County residents at the civic decision-making tables in order to produce more equitable regional policies for neighborhoods. She received a UMSL Chancellor’s Certificate, Missouri House Representative Resolution, Resolution from the St.Louis County Council, and a resolution from the City of St.Louis for the work she does in her community.