WePower (in Partnership with Gateway EC Alliance)

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Grant Period:
2021-2023

Grant Type:
General Support

Grantee Since:
2021

Other Funders:
Leadership for Educational Equity, Deacones Center for Child Well-Being, National Conference for Community and Justice of Metropolitan St. Louis

Amount:
115,000 annually for 2 years

Location:
St. Louis, MO

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Mission

WEPOWER activates changemakers – parents, educators, and practitioners – across the St. Louis region to reimagine and redesign the early childhood education system to ensure access and affordability for Black and Latinx families living in poverty.

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Contact

Charli Cooksey
Founder & CEO
[email protected]
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Highlights

WEPOWER and the Gateway Early Childhood Alliance in Missouri advocated with the St. Louis city council and secured $5.6 million in local ARPA funds to implement a new TEACH and WAGES program for the local child care workforce. WEPOWER has many different leadership tracks for community members to get involved, learn, and grow as leaders. They the Power Building Academy, Chisholm's Chair, WEPOWER Accelerator, WEPOWER capital, Kiva Hub, and ELEVATE ESTL.

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