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Announcing Our First Annual Power of Comm(unity) Grant Recipients

May 21, 2020

2020 ‘Power of Comm(unity)’ Grant Recipients

Our Power of Comm(unity) program challenges individuals and groups in St. Louis to submit their project ideas, no matter the size, that will support local solutions to local community needs. 

Congratulations to our 2020 Power of Community grant recipients, each receiving $2,000 to make a postive community impact.

Youth Be Heard Strengths-Based Writing Program (SBWP)

The goal of the SBWP is to increase youth self-worth and instill belief in their own value and potential to make a positive impact on others. The selected site for SBWP implementation is East St. Louis High School, located in East St. Louis, Illinois. The grant will assist with implementation of the program.

Southeast Ferguson Community Association (SEFCA) Unity Center

The goal of the SEFCA Unity Center is to create a positive and trusted environment where residents can learn basic skills, health habits and have access to resources. These free resources will be offered to residents of the Ferguson, Jennings, Dellwood and Berkley communities. The Unity Center will offer a computer lab, a self-study lounge with free WiFi, a childcare room, a classroom for workshops and a teachable kitchen. Canfield Green Apartments has donated two of their units to be converted into the Unity Center. The grant will support the fund-raising efforts to complete the conversion construction.

Adopt-A-Block/Oakmont Townhomes Community Garden

The goal of the Adopt-A-Block/Oakmont Townhomes Community Garden is to provide fresh, safe and affordable herbs, fruits and vegetables to the residents and volunteers of Oakmont Townhomes and surrounding area in Southeast Ferguson. The POC grant will support the efforts to build the garden and to plant and maintain it.

Learn more about the Power of Community grant program

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