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…

Go Ask Alice

November 17, 2020

Choose the Change that Transforms St. Louis this November and Beyond

October 22, 2020

My World Has Changed Its Face

October 21, 2020

‘Let’s Rise Together!’ Why I Stand with Rise 189’s Call for Education Justice

October 20, 2020

The Most Important Vote You Cast This November Might Not Be for President, but for Our Children. (Brought to You by the Letter ‘R’)

September 29, 2020

What if…? An unwavering story of possibility.

August 21, 2020

Black Joy Juneteenth 2020

June 18, 2020

This is our moment, make the pledge today.

June 18, 2020

‘I choose growth’: My story of transforming an abandoned lot into a thriving urban farm, offering fresh food and jobs for my community.

June 17, 2020

Learning to Sing

May 8, 2020

Moving towards a measurably different St. Louis

April 30, 2020

Coronavirus Resources + Note from WEPOWER Team

March 24, 2020

St. Louis Families Launch ‘What’s Next SLPS?’ Campaign to Reimagine Schools and School Closings

March 18, 2020

Meet WEPOWER’s inaugural cohort of Elevate/Elevar Entrepreneurs

March 10, 2020

Better Budgets, Better Schools Achieves Multiple Wins Towards Equitable Funding Policies at SLPS

January 31, 2020

20 Black & Latinx Founders named Finalists for Elevate/Elevar Accelerator—Vote now!

November 18, 2019

The Tomorrow Builders aim to improve early childhood education in St. Louis | St. Louis Magazine

October 23, 2019

How would your life change if early childhood education was drastically improved across St. Louis?

October 11, 2019

Sign up to receive the Tomorrow Builders’ Playbook for Transforming Early Childhood Education in St. Louis City and County

September 29, 2019

Last call! Elevate/Elevar Application Closes Sunday

September 13, 2019

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

Better Budgets, Better Schools Campaign Update

 

Since September 2018, we’ve been on the ground pushing for change, building a powerful movement, and achieving tangible wins towards our demands. You’ve been a part of this effort to drive change.

Together, we have achieved tangible wins. The progress that has been achieved to date wouldn’t be possible without you, your support, your belief, and your action.

To support Saint Louis Public Schools with formally adopting these demands, we have published this policy toolkit that includes research, case studies on other school systems, and a draft resolution.

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'What’s Next SLPS?' Campaign

 

St. Louis Public Schools (SLPS) faces a crisis: plummeting enrollment has caused the district to lose roughly 90,000 students since the 1970s. 😱 SLPS has responded to this crisis by closing and consolidating schools.

Power Builders have joined this work, and they, a coalition of North STL parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles, educators, and concerned citizens, believe school closures are an opportunity to reimagine what’s next for SLPS.

“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

FOR INQUIRIES, CONTACT GLORIA NOLAN.