Power Building Academy


The Power Building Academy is for community members who identify as Black and/or Latinx and are ready to build power and lead change to create St. Louis and East St. Louis early childhood education and economic systems that support our wellbeing and dreams.

Together, with other residents, we begin our journey by exploring how racism and classism have impacted our city and led to education and economic injustice. We learn about the ways we have been conditioned to perpetuate racism and classism, but also develop skills to advance our collective liberation.

Then, we deepen our understanding of our local early childhood or economic systems including the history, challenges, and potential solutions.

Finally, we conclude the Academy with a deep dive into the fundamentals of community organizing – the process of building power to shift systems. We will learn how to build relationships, the process of launching a campaign, how to share our story, and strategies to disrupt inequity and take action for change. Each Power Builder will leave with a leadership plan and be prepared to lead WEPOWER campaigns.

Who is the Power Building Academy for?

  • Identify as Black and/or Latinx.
  • Parent or guardian in St. Louis City or St. Louis county committed to improving early childhood.
  • Early childhood educator in St. Louis City or St. Louis county committed to improving early childhood.
  • Resident in East St. Louis or St. Louis City committed to economic justice.

Register here: https://secure.everyaction.com/5VX9KN0mmEu9aiaZMYh9Hg2?fbclid=IwAR2P_Jfkoroo31MwVONmlzH5s6oUyNm-Le7M8l6Fh2SBD-LtfZdhqHLSuz8

Cost: Free


  • 7/30/2021 (5:15 PM - 8:30 PM)
  • 7/31/2021 (8:45 AM - 5:30 PM)
  • 8/1/2021 (1:00 PM - 5:30 PM)
  • 8/27/2021 (5:15 PM - 9:00 PM)
  • 8/28/2021 (8:45 AM - 5:00 PM)
  • 8/29/2021 (1:00 PM - 5:00 PM)
  • 9/24/2021 (5:15 PM - 9:00 PM)
  • 9/25/2021 (8:45 AM - 5:00 PM)
  • 9/26/2021 (1:00 PM - 6:00 PM)

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