Pay-what-you-can food experiences that provides equitable access to fresh produce, herbs, and meals.
Hosting paid learning experiences for St. Louis area high school and college students focused on culinary and agriculture projects.
We strive to take better care of our planet by utilizing aftermarket and locally grown food, reducing food waste, as well as using compostable materials.
Born and raised in St. Louis, MO, Nick developed a passion for taking care of the planet, food justice, and working with youth. In 2014, he began a 3-year stint as an AmeriCorps VISTA and State member for the United Way of Greater St. Louis and EarthDance Organic Farm School. He was able to teach professional development skills, recruit mentors, and engage over 200 high school and college students in service learning projects at the United Way. At EarthDance he managed over 100 volunteers on the farm and at special events. Nick also led educational field trips for youth in the Ferguson-Florissant school district, and facilitated workshops on organic farming principles, permaculture, and creating inclusive urban agriculture spaces.
Since 2017, Nick has been a Youth Educator for Gateway Greening. He teaches over 300 students in the St. Louis Public School District about science, nature, and urban agriculture. In addition to working with kids, he facilitates professional development for other educators in the region, and assists in the development of community garden projects. Nick is inspired daily by the greater St. Louis area, his family, close friends, and colleagues.
Born, raised, and educated in St. Louis, MO, Candice’s vast work experience in the Social Service and Human Resources arenas make her a great addition to Ujima’s Board of Directors. She has 7+ years of experience working directly with underserved and underrepresented communities in identifying and accessing community resources to alleviate the stresses of financial and food insecurity, accessible housing, transportation, medical care, and more as a Case Manager for individuals with developmental disabilities. As a founder of the JUSTUS campaign in St. Louis, MO, Candice has a successful track record of assisting those in need with identifying viable resources that accessible to the public and volunteerism. Currently serving as the Human Resources Manager for a local food manufacturer, Candice adds knowledge of federal/state employment law, strategic planning, organizational development and more. Her inspiration for joining Ujima’s Board of Directors stems from her natural inclination to assist others where able, family, friends, community, and overall desire to “play her part” in ensuring the world is a better place for our children and future generations.
Korey Stewart-Glaze, a St. Louis city native, is passionate about giving back to the community that he was raised in. In addition to serving on the Ujima board, he sits on the Junior Board of Directors of La Salle Middle School; a charter school where he is a member of the first graduating class. In 2017, him and his childhood best friend founded DEFINE Socks, a missioned based small business aiming to serve local citizens in need. He currently works at Energizer Holdings where he acts as Manager of Product Development in global marketing. He was drawn to the Ujima board because of the mission to provide food security to all and the empowerment of youth. Korey lives in the Shaw neighborhood with his wife Caroline!
Madeline is a St. Louis transplant from Coweta, Oklahoma. Her previous work with Nickolas Speed and ongoing education at Washington University in St. Louis led her to learn more about systemic inequality in the United States. She brings two years experience fundraising, social media savvy, and passion for healthy food access equity to the Ujima team. Additionally, Madeline has spent time volunteering for tutoring programs, school programming, and serves as a 24-hour mental health peer counselor at WashU. Her interest in Ujima's Board of Directors stems from researching food production and waste systems and seeing prevalent food insecurity in her hometown.
In Katie’s previous capacity as a social worker with the State of Missouri and Illinois, she worked directly with families that struggled with food insecurity, poverty, and gaining access to other critical lifeline resources. Moreover, with the Department of Veterans Affairs, she has worked with homeless Veterans in gaining access to basic needs such as housing and food. She has a Master of Science in Administration of Justice and Security, and over the years has taken a special interest in social justice programs, particularly in the St. Louis area. Traveling abroad as a military brat and spouse has given her a worldly view on people, places, and food. Katie has lived and worked in the St. Louis Metro area for more than 10 years and considers it to be her home. She has 5 children ages 24, 21, 18, 11, and 9. Her 18-year old daughter is born on Earth Day and has always been the one in the household to support and draw attention to the human impact on the environment and planet. Her interest in serving on the Ujima Board of Directors has come about multi-fold, through professional experience, education, childhood experience, travel, love for food, and most importantly her children.