Many communities in St. Louis, especially in North City lack the ownership and agency to build a future that they can look forward to with great hope. This is a result of several factors. There is limited homeownership among residents. 56% of residents in the North City zip code of 63113 are renters compared to the state average of 33%. In this same zip code, 37% of properties are classified as vacant and appear dilapidated, compared to the state average of only 12%. One may attribute this to limited community pride and resources. One must also turn to education statistics to understand this problem. In the North City zip code of 63107, only 13.4% of residents have a bachelor’s degree. There is no pipeline of educated leaders to advance our communities forward.