Natalie has been on the front lines of education and poverty issues for the past 5 years in various positions serving local charities—providing free computers to students and teachers, assisting victims of domestic violence, and preventing low-income families in economically depressed neighborhoods
from losing their homes to the City.
“I’m a passionate, fulltime, hands-on volunteer—which is
exactly what the St. Louis City School Board deserves.”
– Natalie Vowell
AS YOUR STL CITY SCHOOL BOARD MEMBER, NATALIE VOWELL WILL:
- STOP punishing students with suspension and felonies. We must END the school-to-prison pipeline!
- Keep low-income families in their homes. Children with a stable home environment perform better on tests and develop stronger social skills.
- Expand early childhood education hours for working families. Children need to begin basic learning with parents working all shifts.
- Lower property taxes for senior citizens and veterans, to keep more properties on the tax rolls funding our schools, instead of giving tax breaks to wealthy developers.
- Prioritize our own teachers and parents to shape policy and curriculum — NOT the textbook, testing, and transportation industries.
- Ensure internet access in the classroom and at home. Our City students need this powerful research tool to be globally competitive.
- Address the basic needs of low-income students. Many of these bright youth face serious issues outside the classroom.
- Continue working to change heartless City policies that contribute to the social decline of our most marginalized citizens and students — those who are already struggling against a systemic current just to get by.
- Empower parents across the economic spectrum. We MUST stop equating poverty with apathy.
- Be a full-time volunteer to bridge the gap for parents living in poverty by facilitating communication to teachers and administrators. Natalie is available 24 hours per day via phone or text as a point of contact between schools and parents.
Natalie Vowell: (314) 467-0127
- Natalie’s work with Project Raise The Roof saves houses from being removed from the tax rolls (which fund our schools), and prevents families from becoming homeless.
- For 3 years, Natalie has joined 100 Black Men & Hot 104.1’s SWAG Tour to register over 200 high school voters, and speak on joining the political process.
I spend every waking moment improving the quality of life for as many St. Louis City residents possible, especially our underrepresented youth, and low-income population. I am excited to bring my energy and compassion to elected office.
THANK YOU for your support. I welcome e-mails, phone calls, and text messages, at any hour—day or night.