Cheryl Baehr

Writer

Contributions


In Perfect Harmony

For nearly three decades, BandTogether has united LGBTQ+ musicians of all ages and skill levels to share beautiful music and…

Arrive and Thrive

At the International Institute of St. Louis, a new federal program, Welcome Corps, invites American citizens to sponsor refugees as…

Empowering
Entrepreneurs

By supporting first-time entrepreneurs from underrepresented communities, Cortex’s Square One programs, led by Ben Molina and Gabriela Ramirez-Arellano, is bringing…

Opera for All – Part Two

With its first-of-its-kind New Works Collective, Opera Theatre of Saint Louis brings representation and previously unsung stories to the stage.

Opera for All – Part One

A national and international jewel, Opera Theatre of Saint Louis brings world-class opera to the metro in welcoming and accessible…

Prep Work

With Top Tutors For Us, founder Angelica Harris is helping Black high school students build academic skills and improve college…

Shared Language

Based in the Bevo neighborhood, Immigrant Home English Learning Program connects foreign-born residents with volunteer tutors to learn English —…

Second Nature

From her studio in the Marine Villa neighborhood, acclaimed artist Lauren Marx draws inspiration from the native flora and fauna…

Sunflower Power

At Edison Agrosciences, sunflowers could hold the key to producing the first sustainable natural rubber made in the U.S.

A Healing Helpline

St. Louis Queer+ Support Helpline offers identity-affirming resources for the region’s LGBTQIA+ community.

A Coffee Culture

At Brew Tulum, Laura McNamara and Alberto Juarez bring a deep-dive into Mexican coffee culture to the Delmar Maker District.

One of a Kind

From the depths of the caves to its 10-story slide, City Museum continues to find new ways to delight and…

Making Moves

Danielle Deavens and Doug Spencer, Bold Xchange founders, and Craig and Mowgli Rivard, owners of Little Fox, share why they…

Impeccable Taste

Craig and Mowgli Rivard are making a mark in Fox Park with their Brooklyn-inspired, modern neighborhood restaurant, Little Fox.

The Path Forward

Doug and Bill Mitchell’s startup ScholarPath helps graduating high school students figure out what’s next.

Bold Moves

Through Bold Xchange, co-founders Danielle Deavens and Doug Spencer aim to improve equity in entrepreneurship by helping large companies support…

Stitching Vibes

Abbey Eilermann and her team at the Daily Disco bring fresh eyes and unique designs to the vintage art of…

Taking Care of Business

Rebecca van Bergen’s nonprofit Nest aims to advance gender equity and economic inclusion through craft.

Planting Roots

Noboleis Vineyards and Root Food + Wine draw St. Louisans to the natural beauty of Augusta.

Open Arms

Moji Sidiqi leads the International Institute of St. Louis’ Afghan Support Program in helping refugees adjust to their new home.

Float On

From the Boathouse to the Mississippi, Big Muddy Adventures offers St. Louisans a chance to connect with the region's waterways.

Hive Mind – Part Two

A team of local scientists work together on how to improve produce yields in urban orchards and community gardens.

Hive Mind – Part One

With the goal of helping community gardens produce more fresh food, scientists from six different St. Louis institutions are collaborating…

Making Art History

Newly at the helm of the St. Louis Art Museum, Min Jung Kim brings a fresh perspective to the institution’s…

Historical
Perspective

With unique bus and walking tours throughout the metro area, Amanda Clark helps people see St. Louis differently.

Rewriting the Narrative

At EyeSeeMe Bookstore in University City, Jeffrey and Pamela Blair are fulfilling their calling to provide people with positive stories…

Nothing Little About It

From rural China to Fox Park, Lona Luo has come a long way in her journey to become one of…

Rethink and Refill

At her sustainable lifestyle shop, Dharma + Dwell in Webster Groves, Jordan Blackhurst helps consumers make more environmentally friendly choices.

Tastes of St. Louis

Bringing together more than a dozen kitchens with varied cuisines, City Foundry STL’s Food Hall draws St. Louisans to Midtown.

Upping the Game

With Stonemaier Games, Jamey Stegmaier turned his favorite hobby into a St. Louis-based company that publishes beautifully designed board games…

Advocating for Inclusion

With the Starkloff Disability Institute, Colleen Starkloff works to make the world a place where people of all abilities feel…

Off to the Races

St. Louis welcomes the NASCAR Cup Series to the region at World Wide Technology Raceway in Madison, Illinois, thanks to…

Giving Lessons

With the support of her local Buy Nothing group, Briana Morales guides her students in East St. Louis through social-emotional…

Flavor Full

Charlene Lopez Young and Darren Young are bringing Filipino flavors to the region with their barbecue and smoked meats business,…

Security Solution

Led by CEO Ron Indeck, Olivette-based Q-Net Security is protecting government organizations and businesses across the nation from online threats…

Ice Cream Queen

Opening her fifth location in six years, Clementine’s Creamery owner Tamara Keefe takes pride in the growing national buzz around…

Building the Future

Dream Builders 4 Equity aims not only to transform Hyde Park in the next five years, but also to serve…

The Courage to Dream

Dream Builders 4 Equity empowers young St. Louisans to achieve their goals.

Dreaming Big

Michael Woods and Neal Richardson knew a new approach was needed for real estate investment to make lasting change in…

A Conscious Cup of Joe

Inspired by the coffee they grew up drinking in their native Honduras, Patrick and Spencer Clapp are elevating the St.…

Solving Challenges

Biotech startup PercayAI and Washington University are collaborating to find treatments for COVID-19, through the work of people like computational…

Bringing Love to the Table

Shana Alicia Poole-Jones started her Grab and Go Table to give food and supplies to folks in need, and keeps…

A Hearty Dish

Welcome Neighbor STL's drive-thru supper clubs are a lifeline for refugees.

Empowering
Parents

The Navigate STL Schools dashboard and programs are helping parents make informed decisions for their children's education.

Smooth Moves

Angela Zeng didn’t listen to critics who told her to start her line of superfood drinks, Karviva Beverages, elsewhere; after…

Bridging the Gap

The Foodshed.io app links small family farms to grocery stores so consumers can buy more local produce and farmers can…

Changing the Conversation

Local start-up We Stories is teaching the next generation to be anti-racist.

Sewing Hope

The Collective Thread's small-batch manufacturing company was hard-hit by the pandemic, but once they pivoted to making and selling cloth…

Kitchen Collaboration – Part 2

Gibron Jones starts a new model for healthy food in St. Louis.

Traduciendo el Apoyo

Lourdes Bailón y Gabriela Ramírez-Arellano crearon STLJuntos, una paginaweb y de Facebook que se ha convertido en un recurso esencial…

Translating Support

Lourdes Bailón and Gabriela Ramírez-Arellano created STLJuntos, a Facebook page and website that has become an essential resource for Spanish-speaking…

Kitchen
Collaboration

In the COVID-19 crisis, Gibron Jones adapts his planned food incubator and co-op space to serve thousands of meals each…

Serving Families in Need

When what's "normal" changes overnight, faith leaders come together to support children facing food insecurity.

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Streaming With Faith

Places of worship use technology to connect with those looking for guidance in a time of uncertainty. 

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Designing with Purpose

David Cervantes is bringing together local volunteers to make personal protection equipment for health care providers.

Plastic Face Shield