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Urban League Breaks Ground at Burnt-Out QuikTrip Site

The burnt-out QuikTrip convenience store that became a symbol of racial unrest after a police officer killed an unarmed black teenager nearby almost a year ago will soon reopen as a community center focused on job-training for African Americans.The store was looted, burned and spray-painted “R.I.P. Mike Brown” before civilians pitched in and cleaned up […]

Kwame to Provide Program Management for Urban League

Construction management firm Kwame Building Group, Inc. will provide owner’s representative services for the new Urban League of Metropolitan St. Louis Community Empowerment Center of Ferguson, a job training center on the site of the burned-down QuikTrip convenience store in Ferguson. The Urban League broke ground on the site on July 9. The new facility […]

LCMS, partners break ground for Ferguson ‘Empowerment Center’

Like a phoenix rising from the ashes, this beleaguered city in North St. Louis is on the road to renewal and rebirth, thanks to the efforts of numerous community and business leaders, and The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod.With the primary goal of helping the community’s young black men receive job and life-skills training in order to […]