A Red Circle, located in Wellston, Missouri at the Stl Partnership Business Center, was founded to address racial injustice and inequality in the North St. Louis County region (“North County”). Our service zip codes are: 63121, 63133, 63134, 63135, 63136, 63137, 63138, 63140, 63031, 63033, 63034, and 63042. Our five focus areas are: employment, education, holistic living, policy, and the arts.
The 2019 brochure is available here.
"The best way to visualize A Red Circle is to consider north St. Louis County ("North County"), its primary demographic, and its economic health. Wheredo you start? With schools that need funding, with vacant homes that need purchasing for tax revenue to fund the schools? With adults who need jobs and income to purchase the homes that fund the schools? With healthier food options to attract new businesses to hire the people who need jobs to buy the homes to fund the schools? With increasing the arts availability which adds flavor toeverything?It's a circle, with no true beginning and no end. These disparities are the product of systemic and structural racism, but all blood is red."
- Founder and Executive Director Erica R. Williams
EVERY WEEK IN NOVEMBER! Coffee Chats with Erica take place every Monday morning at 8 a.m. at St. Louis Bread Co, 2375 Lindbergh Blvd., Florissant, MO 63033! Do you want to learn more about A Red Circle, meet Erica Williams, brainstorm ideas, or share suggestions for North County? Then, join Erica for coffee and 'pick her brain'. She would love to meet with you!
A Red Circle's Autumn Holistic Living Series continues this month with a Lunch & Learn on November 13, 2019 at 1 p.m. at Drake's Place in Ferguson, MO. Hear from New Horizons Computer Learning Centers on available computer training and how you can participate. Do you work with job-seekers and students? Come also and learn this information for your clients and customers. RSVP is simple. Just email our Events Team at [email protected] or call 314-328-2286.
Why~How~What. A Red Circle hosted an emergency youth violence prevention meeting on August 30 where we brainstormed as a group about why youth violence has escalated and how a particular resource or avenue can help reduce the violence. Now, we want to plan what actions we will take as a result of the meeting. Please join us and our partner Rotaract on November 23, 2019 at 10 a.m. at St. Louis University, Cook Hall, Room 330, 3674 Lindell Blvd., 63108. This youth-led event will provide action steps so, be ready to work! Refreshments will be served. Donations will be accepted. RSVP via Eventbrite here.
Are you and your family searching for a volunteer activity on Thanksgiving? Then, join A Red Circle at St. Vincent Home for Children as we prepare and enjoy a Thanksgiving luncheon with the youth in residence. There will be opportunities to help with food prep the Wednesday evening before Thanksgiving as well. Sign up here!
Be sure to sign up for our Newsletter to stay tuned on the community betterment happenings of A Red Circle. Read the latest issue of The Quarterly Circle now!
...because all blood is red