BJC Makes Anchor Investment in WEPOWER Capital

BJC Makes Anchor Investment in WEPOWER Capital

January 24, 2023 BJC Makes Anchor Investment in WEPOWER Capital   BJC’s anchor investment will go toward focused, revenue-based funding (RBF) investments in Black- and Latinx-owned businesses with strong growth trajectories. WEPOWER Capital works to ignite equitable economic growth and…

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

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

November 29, 2022 What it Takes to Thrive: The Importance of Investing in Everyone By: Amina Abdul-Malik   “The conditions I saw growing up in North City just didn’t seem to reflect the beauty and intelligence I saw in the…

We Dream, We Build, We Win

We Dream, We Build, We Win

November 29, 2022 We Dream, We Build, We Win If Harriet Tubman didn’t dream, if Dr. King didn’t dream, if Dolores Huerta didn’t dream-where would we be?   Dreams are sacred and necessary. They reveal possibilities, and affirm the necessity…

Meet WEPOWER’s Fall Cohort of Biz Owners!

Meet WEPOWER’s Fall Cohort of Biz Owners!

November 16, 2022 MEET WEPOWER’S FALL COHORT OF BIZ OWNERS! We are SO HAPPY to share that we have welcomed our fourth cohort of amazing Black and Latinx founders to the WEPOWER family! Take time to get to know each…

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

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

October 25, 2022 St. Louis County Council Votes to Allocate $5.6 Million in ARPA Funds to Improve Local Early Childhood Education   The vote follows months of public testimony and advocacy from The Early Childhood Power & Policy Action Group…

Protecting STL Children

Protecting STL Children

October 24, 2022 Protecting STL Children On Monday, St. Louis experienced one of the greatest fears of our time: a school shooting.   The Central Visual and Performing Arts High School community faced an active shooter situation which led to…

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

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

September 22, 2022 WEPOWER Announces First Investment in St. Louis Startup, Bold Xchange   Today WEPOWER announced Bold Xchange was selected as the inaugural capital recipient from the organization’s $1.5 million dollar investment fund. The pilot fund offers targeted investment…

For Us, By Us, with Love

For Us, By Us, with Love

August 25, 2022 For Us, By Us, with Love By: Coral Bello-Martinez   What drew me to work in education? I wanted to become the teacher that I had needed when I was in high school.   I was born…

We Have More Power Than We Recognize

We Have More Power Than We Recognize

August 4, 2022 We Have More Power Than We Recognize By: Jacqueline Person   You don’t know what I’m going through, and at the same time I don’t necessarily know that you don’t know what I’m going through. It’s complex,…

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

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

July 14, 2022 You Have a Future in This: How vision can help build a village   By: Tim Eleby (aka Tim the Caterer)   I’m a dreamer. I get a vision, see stuff happening in my mind’s eye, and then…