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Our Mission

Grind + Growth works to end poverty by being a support refuge and a pillar of strength for low-income families living in underserved communities.

“We will continue to work faithfully in breaking the cycles of poverty to enable the possibility of a better future.” -Valerie V. Liddell, Founder

The Issues and How We Make a Difference


The Cycles of Poverty are Real

24.1%

of children under 18 years living in poverty in St. Louis City

18%

of people ages 18-64 are living in poverty in St. Louis City

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37%

of minority students are most likely to drop out of a St. Louis public high school because of poverty

Everyone deserves access to opportunities that will help change the trajectory of their lives

Take a journey with us as we launch our campaign to help bring awareness to the importance of Financial Literacy and Entrepreneurial Education to help break the cycle of poverty,

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Learn about the many ways you can support Grind + Growth’s mission

Contact Us

6 Cardinal Way, Suite 900
St. Louis, MO 63102
contact@grindplusgrowth.com
(314)-246-9568

Office Hours
Monday-Friday
9 am-5 pm (CST)

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