Power Building Academy


WEPOWER is a community of members who work together to address systemic injustice at its root. We design the solutions that we know will support our well-being. We build wealth that can resource the dreams of our families and the transformation of the communities we call home.

We believe that change starts with one person and can grow into a powerful force for good. Our movement requires the leadership of people like you, who are called by their passion for justice, to join us in the fight to create better systems that protect and nurture the people most marginalized in our neighborhoods. Together, our community creates systems that work for everyone in St. Louis.

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 act

This program is offered by: WEPOWER. 

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.

For more information and to apply, click here: https://secure.everyaction.com/7fhAEtub5UyaWV_Tmjf4ag2 


  • 6/24/2022 (5:15 pm - 9:00 pm)
  • 6/25/2022 (8:45 am - 5:00 pm)
  • 6/26/2022 (1:00 pm - 5:00 pm)
  • 7/29/2022 (5:15 pm - 9:00 pm)
  • 7/30/2022 (8:45 am - 5:00 pm)
  • 7/31/2022 (1:00 pm - 2:00 pm)
  • 8/12/2022 (5:15 pm - 9:00 pm)
  • 8/13/2022 (8:45 am - 5:00 pm)
  • 8/14/2022 (1:00 pm - 6:00 pm)

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