HOPE. OPPORTUNITY. SUCCESS.

Rung empowers women to grow and achieve sustained independence through co-located and coordinated educational, professional, and economic resources.

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THE DEADLINE TO BECOME A PARTNER
HAS BEEN EXTENDED

APPLICATIONS ARE NOW DUE
MONDAY, OCTOBER 1, 2018, 5PM

Rung helps women escape intergenerational poverty.

Rung will serve women who want to achieve holistic self-sufficiency and long-term family stability. Just as there are many great organizations aiding women in crisis, there are many supporting women with defined career paths and financial stability. Rung fills a very important, existing gap for women who are in transition from poverty to sustained, holistic success.
On average
Women Earn

%

of what white Men do for comparable work
African-american
Women Earn

%

OF WHAT WHITE MEN DO FOR COMPARABLE WORK
Latina
WOMEN EARN

%

OF WHAT WHITE MEN DO FOR COMPARABLE WORK

Source: The Women’s Foundation of Greater St. Louis

Do you Qualify?

The women Rung serves must be 21 or older, have a personal income at least 30 percent lower than the average annual median household income for the St. Louis region (currently  around $59,800), have a GED/high school diploma, have a minimum of six months of stable housing, have a minimum of six months of stable employment, and demonstrate a commitment to working full-time.

Collaboration in
one space

Rung clients will be served within a multi-service facility currently under contract in South
St. Louis City. From there, we will deliver co-located, coordinated services with multiple agency service partners who provide or support women clients’ family stability, physical and mental well-being, financial management, education and training and employment and career development.

Women are Eight times more likely than men to work in occupations with poverty-level wages

Source: National Women’s Law Center

Take a Look at our History

It’s been quite a journey since Rung’s founding in 2010. Explore Rung’s history serving the St. Louis community and where it’s going from here.
Grand Opening

April 17, 2010: With the workforce reeling from the economic recession of 2008, Ali Kindle and Mallarie Zimmer opened Rung. Rung began as a retail store to help women and their careers through affordable consignment business clothing.

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Lydia’s House

2011: First private shopping event for current clients of a nonprofit organization. More than $3000 worth of clothes were given to participants.

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