Transforming Lives and Communities Through Entrepreneurial and Financial Literacy Education

Talent is evenly distributed, but opportunity is not. Entrepreneurial and Financial Literacy education is one of the most impactful ways to improve one’s economic mobility and move communities and the country forward. Still, the increasing cost of teaching creates a barrier for low-income families. This is a form of structural inequality that keeps the poor from improving their lives. In all our work, we prioritize communities that have been most affected by systems of oppression.

Our Vision

We envision a world in which resources and power are equitably shared and a future where everyone can live with integrity and flourish.

Contributions to Grind + Growth are tax-deductible to the fullest extent of the law.

Grind + Growth prioritizes communities most affected by systems of oppression in St. Louis, MO.

Children and Youth

Our children and youth are ages 8-18 that attend a public school, after-school, or summer camp program.


Individuals interested in starting a business or have an existing small business less than two years old.

100+ youth served and expanded Operation CEO into six after school programs

200+ Entrepreneurs served, 30 businesses launched, 45 new jobs created

Held 4 Cohorts of the Business Development program graduating 30 entrepreneurs

The Latest

KMOX Radio Interview
Thank you Debbie Monterrey for a great interview and for sharing our …
St. Louis Public Radio
"How Grind + Growth Helps Provide Access To Resources For Minority Business …
MichMash Podcast Interview
Thank you Mich for this wonderful interview and for always spreading kindness! …
Entrepreneurially Thinking Podcast Interview
February 3, 2021 "Joining us today is Valerie Liddell, Founder and CEO of …
St. Louis Public Radio Interview
"Grind + Growth Equals Much Needed Resources For St. Louis-Area Entrepreneurs" January …
St. Louis Business Journal Interview
"St. Louis nonprofit Grind + Growth to launch new business development program, …

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