Harlan B. Hodge was reared by a community of teachers, preachers, and social workers. To these people, he has dedicated his career. His teachers in East St. Louis exposed him to his potential. His mentors in the Parkway School district cultivated his mind and character. Tennessee State University connected him to his roots and The University of Missouri St. Louis grounded him in the Social Work profession. As a Sojourner Truth Scholar at Washington University, Harlan mastered service to others as his highest aspiration.
Over the past 20 years, Harlan has given himself in service to the St. Louis Region. He leads inspirational leadership workshops for adults and students. He coaches Chess throughout the nation. He has consulted non‐profits and schools working with at‐ risk youth. He has counseled juvenile offenders in Restorative Justice. Harlan, his wife Pamela, son Brylan, and dog daughter Sasha relocated their family to the Normandy Schools Collaborative District to be of service to the 24:1 Community rebuilding initiative.
Harlan believes the key to a sustainable and thriving community lies in our ability to make meaningful personal connections. Harlan has written, published and presented extensively on this topic. At the core of Harlan’s efforts is the desire to give back to the St. Louis Region what his family, teachers and others have given him; inspiration, encouragement, opportunity and hope.
Harlan Hodge currently leads Diversity and Inclusion efforts at BJC HealthCare.
Endorsements and Engagement
The Mayors of The 24:1 Municipals Partners
Trainer for Impact of Crime on Victim Class: A Restorative Justice Curriculum for The Family Courts of St. Louis County
Certified Trainer for Echoes and Reflections: Holocaust Education Curriculum for The Anti-Defimation League, USC Shoah Foundation, and Yad Vashem
Certified Trainer for EnTeam Institute
Trainer and Facilitator for FOCUS St. Louis
Author and publisher of Character Chess: A Character and Leadership Curriculum for Youth
BESt Pharmacy Institute-Professional Partner to BJC Hospital, Express Scripts and St. Louis College of Pharmacy Summary Pharmacy Institute
Awards and Recognition
NAACP St. Louis County St. Louis Most Inspiring Leader Award June 2012
St. Louis American Salute to Young Leadership Awards 2012
St. Louis Business Diversity Initiative Fellows Graduate 2011
St. Louis American Featured Minority Business Leader "Diversity: A Business Imperative" July 2011
Expert Author, EzineArticles.com: Urban Youth Development Specialization
INROADer of The Year 1996*
*As an INROADS Alumni this is one of Harlan's most cherished awards.
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