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One Africa! One Nation! Farmers Market Job Opportunities

From Food Desert to Food Oasis! Are you interested in bringing fresh food and commerce to the black community in North St. Louis? The One Africa! One Nation! Farmers Market needs you! Check out these job opportunities!


Position Title: Market Assistant

The Market Assistant is a part-time seasonal position to carry out daily operations of a farmers market including recruiting vendors and building vendor relationships. Assists in maintaining the bookkeeping and records related to merchandise sales, the EBT (food stamps) program and wireless processing of sales. Assists the market manager with periodic reports and inventory. We need excellent customer service skills, strong problem-solving skills and experience or ability to learn use of Google docs, Google spreadsheets, Farmspread and other related software.

$13/hour. Hours vary.

Apply by January 15 at https://tinyurl.com/farmersmarketapp


Position Title: Volunteer Coordinator

The Volunteer Coordinator is a part-time seasonal position that is responsible for all aspects of volunteer recruitment and training.

  • Responsible for recruiting an outreach team of volunteers who promote the market to the community through flyers, posters and tabling.
  • Responsible for building an onsite farmers market volunteer team who fulfill various duties at the farmers market.
  • Works with the Promotions Coordinator  to build the volunteer social media team.
  • Implements annual recruitment plans.
  • Conducts orientations/trainings for community outreach activities and farmers market volunteer duties.

Must be passionate about recruiting volunteers; be personable, people-oriented, with a positive attitude and have the ability to use computers and internet for word processing, Google docs, Google sheets to maintain volunteers, emailing and posting volunteer listings online.

$15/hr. Hours vary.

Apply at by January 15 at https://tinyurl.com/farmersmarketapp


Position Title: Promotions Coordinator

The Farmers Market Promotions Coordinator position is a part-time seasonal position responsible for promotions, marketing and advertising the farmers market to the community including a consistent social media presence.

  • Designs all marketing and promotions media.
  • Organizes and maintains relationships with local media outlets such as TV, Radio and Digital News outlets.
  • Implements an annual promotions and outreach plan and builds a volunteer team to carry out functions.
  • Develops themes and special market days and assists with Facebook Live sales.
  • Coordinates activities with both the volunteer coordinator and the security/logistics coordinator.

Requires experience using design software such as InDesign, Photoshop or Canva, and the ability to produce marketing/promotional materials such as  leaflets, brochures, pamphlets or online newsletters. Additional computer skills include word processing, Google docs, email and internet, especially familiarity with Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and other social media.

$15/hr. Hours vary. 

Apply by January 15 at https://tinyurl.com/farmersmarketapp


Position Title: Website Coordinator

The Farmers Market Website Coordinator position is a part-time seasonal position responsible for developing and maintaining a farmers market website, with experience in e-commerce and online sales platforms. Requires experience in building and maintaining websites through platforms such as Squarespace, WordPress, Weebly, or Dreamweaver. Experience implementing e-commerce sites and scripting such as Square or Shopify. Familiarity with CSS, HTML, javascript, php or SQL.  Provides Live sales support and works with promotions coordinators to update websites with promos and special activities. Will work with the Volunteer Coordinator to build a team to support the farmers market technology needs. Strong problem-solving skills a plus.

$16/hr. Hours vary. 

Apply by January 15 at  https://tinyurl.com/farmersmarketapp

4-Plex Apartment on College Ave, Projects /

4-plex renovations nearing completion

Renovations on the four-unit apartment building, earmarked for housing for the African Independence Workforce Program, continue moving forward. Check out the latest photos from the work!

Black Power Blueprint salutes the fabulous team from Paradigm Builders and all the contractors and workers who have contributed to this renovation!

Thanks to supporters like you, we are rebuilding our black community!

About this project: African Independence Workforce Program Housing

Black Power Blueprint is renovating a 4-plex apartment building on College Avenue in St. Louis, MO. It is earmarked for housing for the African Independence Workforce Program, creating jobs for those re-entering our community from the prison system.

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We’re on a mission, we’re taking territory and we’re not turning back!

The Burning Spear newspaper featured the Black Power Blueprint in its December issue in-print and online:

The Black Power Blueprint is taking root in North St. Louis, claiming territory by and for us, the African working class.

Currently five blocks on West Florissant Ave. in the O’Fallon neighborhood are in the midst of rapid Black Power Blueprint transformation to serve our own black needs—not gentrification or big developers.

Step by step we are putting in place our own people’s urban plan based on the political and economic empowerment of the African working class.

A program of the African People’s Socialist Party, led by Deputy Chair Ona Zené Yeshitela, the Black Power Blueprint is renovating abandoned buildings and spaces, and developing economic projects for our community.

Read the full article online »

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Fund the Black Power Blueprint

The Black Power Blueprint program is transforming the future through independent economic development. Help us raise funds for these St. Louis projects:

Commercial Kitchen and Bakery Café

Renovate and equip a bakery café for healthy food and a cultural venue. Future home of the African Independence Workforce Program and Uhuru Foods & Pies.

Community Basketball Court

Build on newly purchased property in an area where recreational facilities are almost non-existent.

Housing for the African Independence Workforce Program

Renovate an apartment building to provide dignified housing for those re-entering our community from the prison system and participating in this job training program.

Make a tax-deductible donation now through December 8 to the African People’s Education and Defense Fund. You can also host your own fundraiser or sign up to volunteer with the campaign!

Visit APEDF.org/GivingTuesday or call 215-546-9616!

4-Plex Apartment on College Ave, Projects /

4-Plex renovations began this week

This week, the Black Power Blueprint began renovations at the 4-plex apartment earmarked for the African Independence Workforce Program: housing and job training for our brothers and sisters coming out of the colonial prison system.

The demo crew from Paradigm Builders has been cleaning out debris, removing walls and old light and bathroom fixtures.

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4007-09 West Florissant, Projects /

Thank you volunteers and donors!

On behalf of the entire Black Power Blueprint team, and African People’s Education and Defense Fund (APEDF) Board President Ona Zené Yeshitela, we want to thank all of our volunteers and donors.

We want you to see where your money and effort and your time and your energy goes. It goes right into this project, we put it right into the community

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