In the Know: 3.13.19
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The nonprofit celebrated the opening of the first Best Buy Teen Tech Center in St. Louis (pictured at top). Located at the Herbert Hoover Boys & Girls Club, the center is equipped to encourage teens to develop tech skills and offers access to high end-technology, multimedia production, and college and career preparation opportunities.
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The Monsanto Fund awarded a $10,000 grant for the nonprofit’s Nutrition for Newborns project. It provides food and formula to families caring for infants and promotes the health of babies in rural areas who have an increased risk of nutritional deprivation.
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The nonprofit has established Little Community Libraries in six elementary schools in the Ritenour School District. Constructed and stocked by volunteers, the libraries offer books that students can borrow or keep.
At a local reception, the Chicago-based nonprofit announced a $600,000 donation from the Enterprise Holdings Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Enterprise Holdings, headquartered in St. Louis. The organization preserves the stories of both well-known and unsung African-Americans.