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Offering Opportunities to Heal Racism

Image courtesy of Richard Reilly The Urban EcoBlock is a radical new approach to living, celebrating diversity while instilling equity, justice and inclusion. Systemic racism has plagued our culture here for centuries, from the bowels of slaves ships through plantation shacks and Jim Crow, to black-bank crushing, red-lining, HUD housing programs and predatory mortgage lending. … Continue reading Offering Opportunities to Heal Racism

Urban EcoBlock Welcomes New Board Member

The Urban EcoBlock Board recently welcomed Rodney “Bobby” Bonner to the board. Mr. Bonner formed BM3 Technology to specialize in the  integration of technologies to create a green, energy-efficient, sustainable, eco-friendly environment. He is also the founder and Executive Director of Afterschool Labs, bringing over 45 years of experience mentoring, coaching, teaching and working in … Continue reading Urban EcoBlock Welcomes New Board Member

Urban EcoBlock Selected for Round 2 of the Kaplan Innovation Prize

Urban EcoBlock partnered with St. Louis community developer Rise on a grant application after submitting an initial application in April. The 2019 JMK Innovation Prize is seeking out “innovators who are spearheading transformative early-stage projects in the fields of environment, heritage conservation and social justice.” The Urban EcoBlock is well-positioned to qualify for all three … Continue reading Urban EcoBlock Selected for Round 2 of the Kaplan Innovation Prize