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.
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"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
Coffee Chats are Back!
Meet Erica Williams for coffee every Monday morning at 8 a.m. to learn more about A Red Circle, share your thoughts and visions for North County, and determine ways to collaborate for a better community! This month, she will be at Om Turtle, 415 S. Florissant Road, Suite B, Ferguson, MO 63135.
Literature is Lit!
A Red Circle, Maryville University, and EyeSeeMe African American Children's Bookstore teamed up in an unprecedented fashion to create an inclusive book fair for the 1st through 8th graders of Barack Obama Elementary School in the Normandy Schools Collaborative District. We affectionately referred to the event as "Lit Lit." It was a great day had by all - the Maryville Education Club students were able to read with and enjoy the kids and EyeSeeMe sold over $4,000 worth of books! Click here to see more pictures from this awesome day!
North County Work Day February 22 at 11 a.m.!
Please join A Red Circle on February 22 to help with a host of tasks to prepare for the Healthy Community Market reopening on May 30th! We need to:
* plant seedlings;
* clean and organize the shed;
* rearrange the classroom of the pantry;
* clean up trash and brush within the Market area; and
* break down the old compost bin. Groups of all ages are welcome!! RSVP here.
Voter Registration & Education Event II is March 7 at 11 a.m.
#Election2020 is upon us and April 7 is the municipal election date. To help as many people register to vote and update their information before the March 11 deadline, we are hosting a voter registration and education event at The Covington Connection, 247 S. Florissant Road, Ferguson, MO 63135! Learn where to vote, the candidates from all parties, and how you can make your voices heard! Light refreshments will be served. No RSVP needed, just come on by! This event will be hosted by the UMSL School of Social Work Club on behalf of A Red Circle. Thank you, students! For questions, call us at 314-328-2286.
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...because all blood is red