March 6, 2020
Laura is a nonprofit leader with more than 15 years of experience in community organizing, nonprofit capacity building, and program design and evaluation. Most recently, she co-founded and served for four years as the executive director of We Stories, which engages white families in changing the conversation about racial equity in St. Louis.
She previously worked in community organizing with synagogues in Boston and New York City, served in policy and planning roles with The Pew Charitable Trusts, and led organizational learning and staff training at American Friends Service Committee. Laura is an active community volunteer, serving on the Jewish Community Relations Council and the City of Clayton’s Equity Commission.
“Through my work, I have had the opportunity to collaborate with St. Louis County Library leadership to increase the availability and accessibility of diverse children’s books,” said Horwitz. “St. Louis County Library is one of our region’s most innovative and forward-thinking institutions, but it wasn’t until I attended the Appointments Project that I realized that I could do more to serve this mission that I love. I am really enjoying this meaningful work.”