St. Louis County Council Votes to Allocate $5.6 Million in ARPA Funds to Improve Local Early Childhood Education

October 25, 2022 St. Louis County Council Votes to Allocate $5.6 Million in ARPA Funds to Improve Local Early Childhood Education   The vote follows months of public testimony and advocacy from The Early Childhood Power & Policy Action Group members and supporters.   After months of negotiations and hearings, the St. Louis County Council…

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Protecting STL Children

October 24, 2022 Protecting STL Children Photo by David Carson, Post-Dispatch On Monday, St. Louis experienced one of the greatest fears of our time: a school shooting.   The Central Visual and Performing Arts High School community faced an active shooter situation which led to multiple deaths and injuries of students and educators and immeasurable…

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WEPOWER Announces First Investment in St. Louis Startup, Bold Xchange

September 22, 2022 WEPOWER Announces First Investment in St. Louis Startup, Bold Xchange Bold Xchange, curator of corporate gifts from Black-owned brands, receives the first investment from WEPOWER’s new fund, whose goal is to accelerate community owned wealth and create economic growth in historically divested communities.   Today WEPOWER announced Bold Xchange was selected as…

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How to Stay Grounded in Hope | One Day Magazine

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To stay grounded in hope, I have to feel my power even in low moments, and then put it to work with others in strategic, intentional, accountable, and revolutionary ways. I’ve developed some strategies for doing that, which I share in hope that you’ll join me.

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Social Entrepreneurship, more about the ends than the means | EQ

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Bijal Desai-Ramirez, WEPOWER’s VP of entrepreneurship and investments views social entrepreneurship as a tool to realize equity across the region and country, “To realize this dream of equity we’re going to need to be disruptive—we’re going to need to imagine and invest in scalable ventures that build economic power in our communities and solve big systemic social challenges.”

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