St. Louis Chapter

The St. Louis Area Chapter of Empower Missouri is the community education arm of the statewide organization. The local chapter has its own board of directors who govern the activities of the chapter. The chapter holds monthly educational forum for its members and for the community at large. These forums are currently held on the 3rd Friday of the month at Noon at the Highlands Golf Course in Forest Park. For decades and until its closure about 10 years ago, the St. Louis Chapter forums were held at the famous Salad Bowl Restaurant on Lindell Blvd.

Most of the Chapter members live in St. Louis City or St. Louis County but the chapter reaches to Jefferson and St. Charles counties as well.

Christine Woody is the staff person for the St. Louis Chapter of Empower Missouri. She helps organize the educational forums, represents the organization at local community meetings and educates the community on the policies the overall organization is advocating for or against.

Get Involved

Google+ PageJoin our discussion and find out how you can participate in empowering Missouri in our St. Louis Chapter Google+ Page.

We are always looking to add new people to the St. Louis Chapter Board. If interested in serving on this board please contact Christine Woody

Board Officers

Terms expire June 2017

Chairperson Sabrina Tyuse  St. Louis University
Vice Chairperson Alison Dreith  Political Consultant
Secretary Gary Busiek Salvation Army- Midland Division  
Treasurer Rich Hennicke  Nurses for Newborns
Past Chairperson Michael Klein Retired from Salvation Army
Coordinator Christine Woody

  • St. Louis Chapter Forum: 21st Century Family Paid Leave Join the St. Louis Chapter of Empower Missouri for its Friday Forum   Supporting Families: A 21st Century Family Paid Leave   ** Come and Learn what a REAL Family Leave Act could look like in the State of Missouri And how it will affect your family and your client’s families   Friday, February 19, 2016 from 12:00- 1:30pm At the Highlands Golf ...
  • St. Louis Chapter January Forum- Criminal Justice Reforms are Moving Join the Empower Missouri St. Louis Chapter at its January 2016 Friday Forum After Ferguson: Criminal Justice Reforms are Moving WHEN: Friday, January 15, 2016     *   12:00pm- 1:30pm WHERE: The Highlands Golf Course inside Forest Park      *      5163 Clayton Ave. WHO: Senator Jamilah Nasheed- Ban the Box Legislation Mustafa Abdullah, ACLU- Fair Policing Initiatives Sr. Ellen Orf, Missourians for Alternatives to the ...
  • St. Louis Chapter Forum Addresses Immigration                    **NOTE THE NEW TIME AND LOCATION FOR THIS SPECIAL FORUM**   LIFE AS AN IMMIGRANT CHILD- The Journey, Detention, Education and Family Part of the forum will include watching the powerful documentary:                 No Sanctuary: Big Business and Family Detention   PANELISTS: José Alfredo Chávez, Latinos en Axión STL Faith Sandler, Scholarship Foundation of St. Louis Claudia Amaro, Community Organizer Liz Grant, Immigration Attorney, ...
  • St. Louis Chapter Forum: Minimum Wage Passed in the City: Now What? Join the Empower Missouri – St. Louis Chapter for its October Friday Forum Minimum Wage Passed in the City: Now What? Friday, October 16, 2015 from 12:00-1:30pm At the Highlands Golf Course inside Forest Park   PANELISTS: Megan Ellyia Green— St. Louis City Board of Aldermen Adonis Reddick— Founder, Alternative to Sheltered Adapted Workshops Richard von Glahn— Jobs with Justice Rebeccca Bolte—  Small business owner on ...