Angie Beatty, one half of the entrepreneurial team who created St. Louis-based The J.U.I.C.E. Project saw a problem in her community and through an Echoieng Green Fellowship, has attacked her community’s issues with diabetes, stroke and heart disease.
Ms. Beatty, with her partner Shawn Christopher McKie, aims to promote health and food literacy by providing free workshops to encourage a healthier path and better lifestyle choices. What makes this idea unique is that it takes the corner store concept from a place to get unhealthy junk food and alcohol, to a place filled with healthy options. First Lady Michelle Obama in a May 22, 2010 speech touted The J.U.I.C.E. Project in a speech on the Social Innovation Fund.