On Saturday, March 27, members of the Gary Brooks Black Power Community Garden Team including Diana (left) and Steve (right) got the compost, seeds and starter plants ready for the April 3 garden work day.
Steve is the brother of Mr. Gary Brooks who leads the Black Power Blueprint community garden work.
Using a facade grant that APEDF applied for and won from the city of St. Louis, a beautiful new awning was recently installed over the office door entrance of the Uhuru House.
The grant also funded the installation of a new outdoor sign.
The beautiful new sign lets the community know about the Akwaaba Hall event space. The lower half of the sign is digital so APEDF can use it to announce all of the upcoming events!
Another victory for the Black Power Blueprint made possible with support from volunteers who put time and energy into our Mighty Mighty Grants Team. You can volunteer to help work on grants or one of our other teams!
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!