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POWER IS THE ABILITY TOSELF-DETERMINEDEFINE OUR FUTURECHANGE THE SYSTEM

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Power-Building Academy

an entry point for community members who want to lead change

Chisholm’s Chair

a training initiative supporting Black and Latinx women as they explore publicly elected and appointed office

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WEPOWER Accelerator

a 10-week entrepreneurship development program for Black & Latinx founders

WEPOWER Capital

a community fund that invests $50,000-$200,000 in high growth businesses through revenue share agreements and loans

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Kiva Hub

zero interest loans for the people by the people

ELEVATE ESTL

a power-building campaign led by a collective of Black residents of East St. Louis City

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BJC Makes Anchor Investment in WEPOWER Capital

January 24, 2023 BJC Makes Anchor Investment in WEPOWER Capital   BJC’s anchor investment will go toward focused, revenue-based funding (RBF) investments in Black- and Latinx-owned businesses with strong growth trajectories. WEPOWER Capital works to ignite equitable economic growth and prosperity in St. Louis by building wealth in under-resourced communities.   Today WEPOWER Capital announced…

What it Takes to Thrive: The Importance of Investing in Everyone

November 29, 2022 What it Takes to Thrive: The Importance of Investing in Everyone By: Amina Abdul-Malik   “The conditions I saw growing up in North City just didn’t seem to reflect the beauty and intelligence I saw in the people around me.”  -Amina Abdul-Malik   I call it ‘Entrepreneur Brain.” It’s where your brain…

We Dream, We Build, We Win

November 29, 2022 We Dream, We Build, We Win If Harriet Tubman didn’t dream, if Dr. King didn’t dream, if Dolores Huerta didn’t dream-where would we be?   Dreams are sacred and necessary. They reveal possibilities, and affirm the necessity to create a different future. Dreams allow us to unleash ourselves and our families from…