Moment to Movement
A Giving Community Committed to Long-Term Power Building
There comes a moment in every person’s life where they confront a problem that calls on them to transform their pain, power, and passion towards something that’s larger than themselves. WEPOWER meets Black and Latinx folks at that moment – activating them as changemakers and entrepreneurs to join our movement towards building the political and economic power necessary to design systems that no longer harm our lives, but instead nurtures them.
The Moment to Movement Giving Community fuels WEPOWER’s ability to activate Black and Latinx community power. Together, with changemakers and entrepreneurs, we are stewards of justice and equity. We dream big and dare boldly.
Your support allows us to turn these moments with thousands of Black and Latinx community members into a powerful movement to drive change across St. Louis.
Together we are creating a beloved community while finding ways to create joy and laughter throughout our pursuit of a better future.
Giving Community Opportunities:
This isn’t your usual giving community. We invite you to join us in the work. There are many ways to engage:
- Viewing our quarterly documentaries that narrate the journey of the movement and the changemakers and entrepreneurs who bring it to life.
- Reading monthly newsletters that keep you up to date on impact, opportunities, and stories from our changemakers and entrepreneurs.
- Attending campaign actions and training focused on early childhood education, K12 education, and community benefits agreements.
- Grabbing coffee with a member of the WEPOWER team to deepen our relationship with one another.
- Hosting a salon to invite your friends, family, and colleagues to this movement.
- And…one day, finding time to celebrate in person!
Founder & Owner of Heru Urban Farming Garden
“I decided I wanted to do something to address food insecurity in my neighborhood, so I started growing food for myself and giving away some to single moms and the elderly. It wasn’t long after that when I decided to grow food for my whole community. I remember I was sitting on my porch, staring at an empty lot across the street, where three houses once stood. I pictured myself starting a garden on that empty lot. I’m talking down to the most minute details, like the smell of the plants, the sound of the wind, and the feel of the soil in my hands. I manifested every detail of my dream business that day.”
- Raised approximately $60,000 in follow-on capital.
- Hired his first employee.
Dr. Jodi’s Moment
Early Childhood Center Director
“We chose Proposition R. And that’s around the time it clicked for me and I understood how everything we were learning could be applied to changing the entire early childhood system one issue at a time. Suddenly, I found it thrilling and felt so in community with the other women, we happen to all be Black women, unified around this common love of children and the people who have dedicated their lives to them. Speaking at the launch of the Yes on R campaign, I felt like I had discovered a staircase that had previously been invisible to me, a staircase leading to a more limitless future for our children, yes, but also for myself.”
- Dr. Jodi was a leader of the Prop R campaign to raise approximately $2.3 million each year dedicated to early childhood programs and services in St. Louis City.
- Prop R won at the ballot box during the November 2020 election cycle! The funds will be allocated towards programs serving high-needs children and families.
There comes a moment in every person’s life where they confront an injustice that calls on them to act towards something that’s larger than themselves. WEPOWER meets Black and Latinx folks at these moments.
Thank you for fueling the work of transforming moments into movement.