St. Louis Character: Nonprofit leader Terri Stipanovich builds The Collective Thread to empower women through seamstress skills

After witnessing extreme poverty during a visit to Africa, Terri Stipanovich returned to the United States and started a nonprofit to empower women. The Collective Thread, located in a 7,000-square-foot space downtown, helps immigrant, refugee and undeserved area residents develop marketable skills as seamstresses.

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