"I Am East St. Louis", The Magazine

If you love East St. Louis, you are going to be extremely excited about, and proud of, the content you see in this  magazine...OUR magazine!  

It has been said that more talent intersects in East St. Louis than any other city its size...this magazine will highlight that talent and print the REAL story of who we are...a real place, with real people!

The magazine is part of a movement to dispel the negative contemporary legends, and improve the brand and image of our City of Champions!

Many people have asked how they can support I Am East St. Louis, The Magazine...here is an opportunity to contribute to getting the magazine started.  The funds collected will help us meet  printing, writer, and photography costs to bring you the first issue, and begin production on the second issue, as we pursue advertising to cover ALL operating costs.  We intend to keep the magazine an impressive quality FREE publication, available to East St. Louisans and those interested in seeing what the East St. Louis influence produces.

The first issue will be available around town (locations TBD) in January 2016.  The first issue of the magazine will be in the hands of our graphic designer mid-November, and goes to print at the end of November.  Future issues will be available in March, May, July, September, and November.  (Subscription information will be available soon on the website.)

See our website www.iamestl.com for more information about the magazine, to view/download the media kit, and to see opportunities to interact with us and  contribute to future issues.  (The website is best viewed on a desktop, but some of the content can also be viewed on a mobile device.)  You can also find us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/iamestl.

If you would like to advertise in the magazine, you can get more information on our website at http://www.iamestl.com/advertise.html.

Mission Statement:
I Am East St. Louis, The Magazine presents a positive media image of East St. Louis and the broad spectrum of East St. Louisans, well-known and unsung, who make us proud to say, "I Am East St. Louis"!

The vision of I Am East St. Louis, The Magazine is to invoke a sense of pride in current and former residents; change the minds of those who believe negative contemporary legends about East St. Louis; and attract new residents, businesses, investors, and developers to the city.

The magazine celebrates the city's status as the birthplace of brilliant scholars; economic and financial experts; decorated military leaders; award-winning musicians; world-class athletes; gifted artists, authors and poets; entertainment icons; sucessful entrepreneurs; and amazing public servants who are respected and admired, and have reached the highest levels in their respective fields of work.

I intend to include gofundme donors' names in the first issue as financial contributors...please let me know if you DO NOT want your name included in the magazine.
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