2020 Reflections | The Audacity to Confront Audacious Injustice

2020 Reflections | The Audacity to Confront Audacious Injustice

JANUARY 1, 2021 2020 Reflections | The Audacity to Confront Audacious Injustice   This December, I have especially appreciated both the small and big things in my life: the taste of my favorite dessert, the smell of Christmas trees, the…

Reflecting on 2020: One Good Thing

Reflecting on 2020: One Good Thing

JANUARY 1, 2021 Reflecting on 2020: One Good Thing   As 2020 comes to a close, we asked members of the WEPOWER team to reflect on their year and describe one good thing that came out of the incredibly challenging…

WEPOWER & Kiva Join Forces to Address Racial Disparities In Access to Capital, Offer Zero Interest Loans to STL Small Business Owners

WEPOWER & Kiva Join Forces to Address Racial Disparities In Access to Capital, Offer Zero Interest Loans to STL Small Business Owners

DECEMBER 10, 2020 WEPOWER & Kiva Join Forces to Address Racial Disparities In Access to Capital, Offer Zero Interest Loans to STL Small Business Owners St. Louis, MO (December 2, 2020) – WEPOWER, a burgeoning STL-based social startup, and Kiva,…

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What’s Next SLPS Calls to Action on Permanent School Closures

What’s Next SLPS Calls to Action on Permanent School Closures

As parents, educators, aunts, uncles, SLPS alumni, and disruptors of the status quo, we are clear about the kind of future all of our children deserve. Because of that clarity, because of our fierce and unwavering love for our children…

Go Ask Alice

Go Ask Alice

NOVEMBER 17, 2020 Go Ask Alice By Alice Moore Alice Moore is an Elevate ESTL Power Builder in East St. Louis, IL. Photos by Joey Saunders. So many things have happened for me because I wasn’t afraid to journey. That…

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

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

Choose the Change that Transforms St. Louis this November and Beyond As autumn greets us with brisk winds, falling leaves, and porches with pumpkins, there is one thing we are reminded of, especially in a year like 2020, that change…

My World Has Changed Its Face

My World Has Changed Its Face

OCTOBER 21, 2020 My World Has Changed Its Face By Dr. Jodi Dr. Jodi Jordan is a Power Builder in St. Louis, MO. Photos were taken at her early childhood center by Joey Saunders. Sister Carmen probably loved many things,…

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

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

OCTOBER 20, 2020 ‘Let’s Rise Together!’ Why I Stand with Rise 189’s Call for Education Justice By Shontay Ford Shontay Ford is a power-builder in WEPOWER’s East St. Louis Education Power-Building Academy, a seven-month community-based leadership and policy change program…

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

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 The Most Important Vote You Cast This November Might Not Be for President, but for Our Children. (Brought to You by the Letter ‘R’) In many ways, the fight ahead seems impossible; and yet, so many of…

What if…? An unwavering story of possibility.

What if…? An unwavering story of possibility.

AUGUST 21, 2020 What if…? An unwavering story of possibility. WHAT IF? What if our courage outweighed our fear? What if our belief in a better tomorrow guided our actions more than our complacency with the dangerously inequitable region as…