Black Joy Juneteenth 2020

Black Joy Juneteenth 2020

JUNE 19, 2020 Make the Pledge Make the pledge to buy Black, give Black, and defend Black this Juneteenth weekend: bit.ly/wepjuneteenth! When you sign the pledge, we will follow-up with the link to a resource-hub of local Black-led organizations to…

This is our moment, make the pledge today.

This is our moment, make the pledge today.

JUNE 18, 2020 This is our moment, make the pledge today. I can’t sleep these days.   There’s so much to process at this moment. The violent history that has brought us here. The possibilities that await us. The news…

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

‘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 ‘I choose growth’: My story of transforming an abandoned lot into a thriving urban farm, offering fresh food and jobs for my community. By Tyrean ‘Heru’ Lewis I’ve always had problems with fighting in school. The first…

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Learning to Sing

Learning to Sing

One afternoon in grade school my teacher made up a new rule: each student must finish reading a section aloud from their book before leaving the classroom that day. I couldn’t make it through a page. I was stuttering so badly. Then to add to my embarrassment, I caused my classmates to miss their bus.

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Moving towards a measurably different St. Louis

Moving towards a measurably different St. Louis

APRIL 30, 2020 Moving Towards a Measurably Different St. Louis What are we moving towards, together? Because there is no turning back from here. We can move towards a new way of co-existing, screaming and kicking, clinging and grasping to…

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Coronavirus Resources + Note from WEPOWER Team

Coronavirus Resources + Note from WEPOWER Team

Coronavirus Resources + Note from WEPOWER Team “Our goal is to create a beloved community and this will require a qualitative change in our souls as well as a quantitative change in our lives.” ~ Dr. Martin Luther King Jr….

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

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

FEBRUARY 6, 2020 St. Louis Families Launch ‘What’s Next SLPS?’ Campaign to Reimagine Schools and School Closings Wow! What an amazing journey it’s been. Since the launch of Better Budgets, Better Schools (BBBS) campaign as an inaugural Power Builder, we’ve…

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Meet WEPOWER’s inaugural cohort of Elevate/Elevar Entrepreneurs

Meet WEPOWER’s inaugural cohort of Elevate/Elevar Entrepreneurs

JANUARY 16, 2020 Meet WEPOWER’s Inaugural Cohort of Elevate/Elevar Entrepreneurs After talking to hundreds of founders, reviewing 90+ applications, interviewing 40+ entrepreneurs, and 800+ community members voting, we have selected 10 dynamic Black and Latinx entrepreneurs to join WEPOWER’s inaugural…

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

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

JANUARY 31, 2020 Better Budgets, Better Schools Achieves Multiple Wins Towards Equitable Funding Policies at SLPS We Demand… We started as 16 determined women. Women who are Saint Louis Public Schools (SLPS) alums, parents, grandparents, aunts, and current and retired…

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

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

Residents of City of St. Louis wards 1, 3, and 21—now you decide which businesses are supported to grow and to create living-wage jobs in your neighborhoods. Voting ends Friday, November 22nd at 3pm.