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.
The Black Power Blueprint is addressing the mass incarceration of our people by creating the African Independence Workforce Program. We are creating jobs and just began the renovation of the 4-plex apartment building located at 4358 College Avenue, just down the street from the Uhuru House.
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.
At the site of the recent demolition of the condemned properties at 4007-4009 West Florissant, Jath Construction works on stacking all the bricks and removing the debris. The African working class getting it done!
On Monday, August 17 – the birthday of Marcus Garvey – we celebrated the expansion of the Black Power Blueprint by starting the demolition of two more properties left to rot for the past 30 years. In its place we are considering building a retail space. These sites will continue our liberation of land for the economic future of the African working class!
On Saturday, June 20, Black Power Blueprint Economic Development Director Ticharwa Masimba and garden coordinator Gary Brooks led a powerful volunteer day in the outdoor venue and garden. Watch Ticharwa’s overview that opened up the volunteer day
The corner of Alice St. and West Florissant in North St. Louis, once the site of crumbling buildings, is now home to a beautiful blossoming destination—the Gary Brooks Community Garden and outdoor event space.
From vision to reality! Nothing can stop the African working class from doing for ourselves!
Thanks to YOU we are DOING IT!
Below are some recent photos. Make sure to follow Black Power Blueprint on Facebook and Instagram for more photos and updates.
The Black Power community garden is looking so beautiful, and Mr. Gary along with his wonderful brother and nephew have been so hard at work preparing the food to grow, and planting a variety of fruits, vegetables, flowers, and trees.
Just last week they built the bean poles, as Mr. Gary soaked the bean seeds overnight so they would be ready to shoot up and grow around the poles like a vine.
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