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In a short time, Becoming Carmen's impact has spread across St. Louis.  Check out the latest news and articles below!

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"How Rung for Women is empowering St. Louis women to land better jobs"
St. Louis Public Radio 

February 18th, 2022

"The organization's president, Leslie Gill, said that the program is a bold experiment in the St. Louis region and that initially, she wasn’t sure whether it would work. “The one big question we wanted to answer from the very beginning is if we build it, will they come?” she said. “It's a pretty significant time commitment that you as a member have to be willing to make, because we're not going to do the work for you.”

"That 's What She Said"
She Said Project @ The Sheldon

March 4th, 2022

Come out and hear Carmen Ward, founder of Becomingcarmen LLC! That’s What She Said is an evening of St. Louis–area women coming together to share personal stories we all can relate to in an intimate performance you won’t soon forget!

"Meeting Basic Needs through Community"
Cooperative Journal Podcast

October 6th, 2021

Listen to this powerful podcast with Carmen, Marcus Hunt, and Julia Ho about how STL Mutual Aid has built a robust network of care in their community.

"Check Out Carmen Ward's Story"
Voyage STL

December 10th, 2021

In this article published by Voyage STL, hear directly from Carmen about her personal story, what has led her this far, and what continues to inspire her work today!

"How one St. Louis County mom found a home — with help from some friends"
St. Louis Post Dispatch

May 22nd, 2021

Read this powerful article about how Becoming Carmen provided critical support and community connections that led to housing for a neighbor and fellow dreamer.

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