Why It Matters

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

Due to systemic inequities and poverty, the families we serve have difficulty accessing specific necessities, opportunities, and resources to address mental health and financial problems. Education is one of the most powerful ways to improve one’s economic mobility and drive communities and the country forward. Still, poverty can limit these opportunities, create barriers, and impact students’ attendance, grades, and graduation probability.

We urgently need your help and together we can break the cycles of poverty.

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

37%

of minority students are most likely to drop out of a St. Louis public high school due to poverty (14.8% Black students, 12.6 Hispanic students, and 9.9% Asian students)

40%

of adults, 25 and over living in St. Louis City did not attain a high school diploma

49%

of people in 2020 lived in poverty and were unemployed

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37%

of minority students are most likely to drop out of a St. Louis public high school due to poverty (14.8% Black students, 12.6 Hispanic students, and 9.9% Asian students)

Supporting the healthy development of children and youth requires supporting their parents’ ability to provide adequate care.

Grind + Growth’s whole-family wellness method covers systematic attention to the parents’ well-being and psychological needs, remedies to promote racial equality, equity, diversity, and inclusion. To foster dignity, love, and healing by empowering the whole family and helping them flourish.

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)