ACTIVATE CHANGEMAKERS

Power-Building Academy

The Power-Building Academy is an entry point for community members who want to lead change. Over seven months, a place-based class of up to 35 residents partner with WEPOWER to learn, collaborate, and take action.

Residents—AKA Power-Builders—work to achieve policy change that strengthens outcomes for kids in their community.

Power-Builders learn how to lead policy change by…

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

November 29, 2022

We Dream, We Build, We Win

November 29, 2022

Meet WEPOWER’s Fall Cohort of Biz Owners!

November 16, 2022

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

October 26, 2022

Protecting STL Children

October 25, 2022

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

September 26, 2022

For Us, By Us, with Love

August 25, 2022

We Have More Power Than We Recognize

August 4, 2022

You Have a Future in This: How vision can help build a village

July 14, 2022

Keeping Kids at the Center

June 13, 2022

Meet + Support The Spring 2022 Cohort of WEPOWER Biz Accelerator!

May 4, 2022

A “One-Of-A-Kind” Team: An Interview with WEPOWER’s Community Wealth Building Team

March 30, 2022

13 Black and Latinx Women graduate from WEPOWER’s Chisolm’s Chair Fellowship, prepare to pursue public leadership positions

March 18, 2022

Letting Curiosity Lead

November 24, 2021

A Catalyst for Change

September 20, 2021

WEPOWER Recruits Second Cohort of Black and Latinx Women Preparing For Public Leadership

September 1, 2021

Supporting the Soles of St. Louis

August 21, 2021

WEPOWER Launches $1.5 Million Fund to Invest in Black and Latinx Entrepreneurs in North St. Louis

August 4, 2021

The Worlds We Invest In: Building Economy and Community in St. Louis and Honduras

July 13, 2021

Support Black Owned Businesses Today and Every Day

June 18, 2021

NORTH & WEST ST. LOUIS CITY / ECONOMIC JUSTICE / FALL 2019

NORTH ST. LOUIS CITY / EDUCATION JUSTICE / SPRING 2019

WEST ST. LOUIS CITY / EDUCATION JUSTICE / SPRING 2019

CITY OF EAST ST. LOUIS / EDUCATION JUSTICE / FALL 2018

NORTH ST. LOUIS CITY / EDUCATION JUSTICE / SPRING 2018

“ELEVATE ESTL”

CAMPAIGN FOR A COMMUNITY BENEFITS AGREEMENT & BETTER JOBS

This campaign is being launched by all-Black group of East St. Louisans. Elevate ESTL, a community organizing campaign requests that:

  1. East St. Louis City Council passes a Community Benefits Agreement ordinance.
  2. The City and newly formed Community Committee develop and monitor a first source hiring program.
  3. The City of East St. Louis launches a workforce development fund.
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“I’m always looking for ways to improve the education system that my daughter has to grow up in, that I grew up in. I know this is a start. ”

ALEXIS BATES, POWER-BUILDER

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