The Opportunity Trust launched a $50K Reinvention by Community Fund to give direct decision-making power to members of our community most impacted by racial and educational inequity. Learn more and apply


We Believe Parent Voice is Paramount

Every parent or guardian wants the best for the children in their care, yet many families often face barriers in accessing vital information and resources. We believe that community organizing centered around families advocating for their children in pursuit of educational opportunity and equity will increase the overall quality of school choices in St. Louis.

We support capacity building for community organizing by investing financial resources in WEPOWER. Founded with purpose and energy in 2018, WEPOWER engages changemakers, risk-takers, and the leaders of tomorrow to co-create opportunities, reimagine policies, and build entirely new solutions – all in areas that impact the lives of people of color daily. Their mission is to activate community power to redesign systems to be just and equitable for all.

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Removing Barriers to Access and Opportunity

St. Louis is a city with a complex landscape of school options, so it isn’t always easy for families to find information and assess which of these options will be a good fit for their children. Navigate STL Schools, launched in Spring 2020, is a non-profit organization provides the community with a school finder website and in-person resources to help parents and guardians identify the best options available for their children.

Our investment in Navigate STL Schools has included financial and human capital to oversee the community-inclusive design process and development of the website, and the launch of an independent 501(c)(3) organization.

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The Opportunity Trust invests in educators and school systems eager to build the capacity required to make significant and measurable change.

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