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Urban League opens Ferguson Community Empower Center

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A site that once stood as a sign of civil unrest is now being turned into a community center for local residents. (Credit: KMOV) A site that once stood as a sign of civil unrest is now being turned into a community center for local residents. (Credit: KMOV)

FERGUSON, Mo. (KMOV.com) – A site that once stood as a sign of civil unrest is now being turned into a community center for local residents.

The site of the Quik Trip that burned down during protests in Ferguson is transforming into the Ferguson Community Empower Center on Wednesday.

Quik Trip donated the property to The Urban League of Metropolitan St. Louis and the agency took the opportunity to give the site a new purpose.

“We want this center to serve tens of thousands a year,” said CEO of Urban League of Metropolitan St. Louis, Michael McMillan.

McMillan says the center will offer a number of services to members of the North County community.

The center will have on-site job training, youth services, and education programs that can lead to scholarships.

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