Volunteer Opportunity at Sumner High School-Putting Learning into Action

At our most recent lunch and learn, Women’s Voices hosted Adam Flores, community outreach and education manager of the St. Louis Shakespeare Festival, and Aaron Williams, co-founder of 4theVille. Flores and Williams shared details about their organizations’ work to save Sumner High School, the first high school for African-Americans west of the Mississippi River. Next up for this collaborative is a community drop-in event on Saturday, November 20 to clean up this historic building and we are invited to help by volunteering in-person or donating supplies.

Volunteers are needed to help with a community drop-in event on Saturday, November 20 to clean up this historic building by volunteering in-person or donating supplies.

Sumner High School

Meet at Summer High School at 10 a.m., Sat. Nov. 20

4248 Cottage Ave, St. Louis, MO 63113

Park on the street on the north side of the building. There is also a lot on the west side.

Tasks will include basic cleaning and waste removal; bring work gloves.

Volunteers will be socially distanced in different spaces and should wear masks.

Contact Adam Flores at adam@stlshakes.org with questions.

Snacks and basic cleaning supplies for this event are also welcome. Carol Wofsey, co-chair of the Women’s Voices Racial Justice Committee, is collecting items through Friday, November 19. Contact her at racialjustice@womensvoicesraised.org for drop off information.

Read the program summary from the Nov. 8 Lunch & Learn here.