Who We Are


Who we are

We are concerned parents, grandmas, aunts, uncles of 189 students. We are 189 alums. We are leaders of our city. Since September, we have been working together to learn about our local, state, and federal education systems as Power-Builders of WEPOWER’s East St. Louis Education Power-Building Academy. We have done research and collected feedback from ESTL residents. From this process, we designed the Rise 189 policy solutions to improve student performance. We are ready to lead change with and for our ESTL children.