The Shana Poole-Jones

Keep Pushing Award

While so many efforts in education are, rightly, centered on teaching and learning, these goals cannot be achieved when kids are underfed, unhoused, or at a disadvantage simply because of the color of their skin.  These awards recognize persistent and creative ways to level the playing field by ensuring that basic needs are met while our schools work to identify and eradicate bias at the system level.  

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Tech for Equity

Have you discovered the power of remote learning technology to identify and eradicate bias? Share your insights to become eligible for this prize.


Food Packing

Above & Beyond

Know someone who's gone beyond the call of duty during the lockdown to ensure basic needs are met? Submit your own efforts or nominate someone else for one of six prizes


Hearing Aid

Under the Radar

Do you see unique needs that aren't being addressed by the larger conversation? Submit your ideas for addressing those needs and you may be granted start-up funds!


Submissions Accepted

 November 30-January 18


About Shanna Poole-Jones

Ms. Poole-Jones is the Founder/CEO of Keep Pushing, Inc. As a lupus survivor, she has utilized her knack for overcoming adversities and dedicated her life to helping her clients transition back into homes.


Ms. Poole-Jones wears many hats with a background in marketing, business management, customer relations, and animal care. With her experiences and education combined., she strategically developed a platform for her community to network and come together to help those in need. She operates a community action nonprofit where her mission is " To provide and be dedicated to connecting the community to resources to help them transition back into homes."  Her community service is her lifestyle. As a confident business owner, there is no task too big that she and her team cannot handle.

This award was made possible by Jason and Amy Peach, who sponsored it in recognition of their beloved and inspiring neighbor, Shanna. 


To learn more about how you can sponsor a teaching award through EducateSTL, click here.