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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.

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

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

Even in the first days of school, Albert Sanders Jr. says, he can often tell which children have been in a classroom before: Is this child able to listen to a book for five minutes? Can she tell the difference between letters and numbers?

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

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

Your answers will help inform the creation of a playbook to improve early childhood education throughout St. Louis. They may even be featured in the playbook!

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

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Last call! Elevate/Elevar Application Closes Sunday

Last call! Elevate/Elevar Application Closes Sunday

Koran Bolden shares a few words with Elevate/Elevar applicants as they approach the application finish line.

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

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

According to a report by Diversity VC and Rate My Investor, less than 1% of all venture capital funding supports black entrepreneurs and 1.8% of funding backs Latino founders. The St. Louis organization WEPOWER aims to boost those percentages. Recently, the company initiated Elevate/Elevar, an accelerator program for black and Latino entrepreneurs.

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

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

Gloria Nolan, Advocacy and Operations Coordinator, testified on the steps of City Hall as part of the For Our Future rally. Read a transcript of her powerful words.