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A Different Ball Game

At True Success Basketball & Fitness Academy in St. Charles, Thurlester Robinson, Jr. uses basketball as a vehicle to teach…

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Arrive and Thrive

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

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Feeding the Need

The Little Angels Foundation serves hot, home-cooked meals to refugees, immigrants, and the unhoused community in St. Louis.

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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…

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A World of Possibilities

Founded at Vashon High School, Show Me the World Project provides transformative education in entrepreneurship, leadership, and STEM to students…

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Community Fabric

At Profield Reserve on Cherokee Street, Christopher Loss designs vintage sportswear-inspired clothing — and offers a community hub for all.

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All Around Art

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Steps Ahead

Artistic powerhouses Kirven and Antonio Douthit-Boyd are broadening and elevating the dance community at the Center of Creative Arts and…

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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.

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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…

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Prep Work

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

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Edible Education

Serving seasonal eats, Fresh Gatherings Cafe + Farm is a unique culinary teaching lab on the Saint Louis University campus…

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Getting a Close Up

An upcoming movie about St. Louis native John O’Leary, a burn survivor turned motivational speaker and author, is the first…

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Mother of Invention

With Bask & Bloom Essentials, Candera Thompson has created hair-care products that empower women and help with postpartum hair health.

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Shared Language

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

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Friendship, Faith and Futures

Pastors Ken and Beverly Jenkins opened community development hub R&R Marketplace in Dellwood with the aim to change lives.

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Second Nature

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

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Sunflower Power

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

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A New Leaf

From her home office in Wildwood, TeaVoila founder Souzan Gerami is revolutionizing an industry with plant-based, compostable to-go tea cups.

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Microcinema
Magic

Arkadin Cinema & Bar opens up worlds in the Bevo neighborhood, where owners Sarah Baraba and Keith Watson share a…

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Feeding the Future

At St. Louis startup MARSfarm, co-founders Peter Webb and Drew Thomas create portable greenhouses to upgrade how classrooms study agriculture.

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A Welcoming
Space

MaTovu celebrates five years of fellowship and inclusive programming for the Jewish community in the City of St. Louis.

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Highly Rated

With Rated Test Kitchen, chef Juwan Rice is bringing a new kind of fine-dining restaurant to Downtown St. Louis.

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Mapping
Tomorrow

Through her nonprofit workforce development organization, Gateway Global, Zekita Armstrong Asuquo is training under-resourced high school students for entry-level jobs…

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Singing Her Own Tune

Girl Conductor founder Maria A. Ellis uses a unique blend of gospel, R&B, and hip-hop to make music education more…

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314 Day Design for 2024 Call for Entrants

Now for all the details

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A Healing Helpline

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

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A Coffee Culture

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

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Off to the Races

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

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STLMade Conversations: H.E.R.: Forgotten, Recreated & Reimagined

Myrina "Renaissance" Otey is a St. Louis-based photographer who is passionate about working with women of color to build their…

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STLMade Conversations: ModernSTL

Nathan Wilber is president of ModernSTL, which was formed in 2010 by a group of St. Louisans who share a…

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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…

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Flying High

Entrepreneur Bronwyn Morgan brings drones and geospatial tech together with her company, XEO Air.

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Defining
Geospatial

Leaders in the region explain geospatial technology and the many ways it's being used in St. Louis.

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Community Game Changer

Entrepreneur Julian Keaton aims to foster community engagement and move St. Louis forward through “Dimensions,” a new interactive geolocation mobile…

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Smooth Moves

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

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Bridging the Gap

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

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Full Circle

Okunsola M. Amadou is improving health outcomes for Black women with a wraparound model of care at Missouri's first equal…

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Brewing Community

St. Louis brewers find new ways to connect with beer lovers and continue their businesses during the pandemic.

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Shaping the Soundtrack of St. Louis

Hometown hip hop legend DJ Kut reflects on the role he's played in the region's music scene.

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Empowering the Community

For 20 years, Diversity Gallery owner Leslie Christian Wilson has connected with St. Louisans through art, jewelry and natural hair.

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Changing the Conversation

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

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Breaking Barriers

The Tran family risked everything to emigrate from Vietnam to the United States four decades ago. Forged through sacrifice and sweat…

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Opening Doors

Dwayne Smith's first job was with the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency, and now, through education, he seeks to build up the…

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St. Louis, Together

How #314Together transformed from a pandemic relief Facebook group to an inspiring movement supporting local small businesses.

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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…

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Kitchen Collaboration – Part 2

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

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History’s Heroes

Amid the COVID-19 virus, the Missouri Historical Society is sharing the resilience of St. Louis by exploring the city’s past…

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Traduciendo el Apoyo

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

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Translating Support

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

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Period Positive

Even during a pandemic, the St. Louis Alliance for Period Supplies is getting essential period products to people in need.

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Power Drive

28 communities around the region joined together to donate nearly 15,000 pounds of food and personal care items to the…

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Learning Through Play

Therapists who work with children on the autism spectrum shift their delivery methods to support families during the pandemic.

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Kitchen
Collaboration

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

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Friends in Knead

At Knead Bakehouse + Provisions, AJ and Kirsten Brown Rise to Meet Changing Needs During the Pandemic.

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Come One, Come All

Circus Harmony Launches Free Online Classes for All Ages and Skill Levels.

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Novel Tees

In St. Peters, Shirt Kong is Screenprinting T-Shirts to Support Small Businesses throughout the Metro Area.

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Personal Growth

Home gardens flourish in quarantine, providing floral beauty, nutritious food and positive mental health benefits.

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Growing Together

EarthDance Organic Farm School Hosts Pay-What-You-Can Drive-Thru Farm Stand in Ferguson.

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Serving Families in Need

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

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Data for the Greater Good

Saint Louis University professor Enbal Shacham, Ph.D., uses geospatial techniques to track the spread of the coronavirus.

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Superhero Delivery

Martin Casas of Apotheosis Comics is making sure that St. Louis residents have plenty of comic books and drinks to…

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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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Puppies in a Pandemic

What happens to unadopted pets during a crisis? St. Louis stepped up to foster them - including one family taking…

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Download, Dine, Donate

Washington University graduate Andrew Glantz is giving back to the St. Louis community with his app, GiftAMeal.

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Designing with Purpose

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

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4 Hands For Hands

4 Hands Brewery adds a new product to its beer and spirit offerings – hand sanitizer.

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Creating Through Crisis

Mee Jey, an immigrant artist from India, tells community stories through her art in St. Louis and abroad.

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