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Power-Building Academy

Spring 2020 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…

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

St. Louis Accelerator Program Aims To Get Black And Latino Entrepreneurs A Seat At The Table

September 6, 2019

Mayor Krewson, Public Safety Director Edwards—INVEST in our children & the transformation of systems that impact them

August 30, 2019

New business accelerator launches for black, Latinx entrepreneurs

August 29, 2019

Register for VISION, the small business innovation symposium

August 27, 2019

Announcing the Elevate/Elevar Accelerator!

August 19, 2019

Connie Flores

August 19, 2019

Yoni Blumberg

August 9, 2019

A 30-year plan and the Role of Futurism

August 9, 2019

Vote for WEPOWER! We’re in the running to present at SXSW 2020!

August 8, 2019

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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.

Better Budgets Better Schools logo with smiling black families
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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.

“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.