East St. Louis Education Power-Building Academy Launches

Charli Cooksey


Our second 6-month Power-Building Academy launched in September in partnership with organizer Jessica Wernli and the East St. Louis Center. This Academy is based in East St. Louis and is focused on education policy reform.

Early in the Academy, we embarked on a tour facilitated by social justice legends Eugene Redmond and Reginald Petty of historic places in East St. Louis. More recently, Power-Builders reviewed East St. Louis education data during an Academy session.