The JP UP Date: Join Us TOMORROW for the Black Homeownership Caravan 🏚️

Andrew BarnesThe JP UP date

Number 228                           June 23, 2023                                   St. Louis

Join Us Tomorrow, Saturday, June 24th at the Black Homeownership Caravan!

Tomorrow, Saturday, June 24th is going to be a day for organization, activism, and of course some celebratory fun! The Black Homeownership Caravan, a parade to celebrate Black Wealth and Homeownership, kicks off at 10:00am at the Urban League Headquarters at 1408 N. Kingshighway. It will then pass through the neighborhoods of Academy Sherman Park, Kingsway East, Kingsway West, Hamilton Heights, Wells-Goodfellow and drop into Wellston Loop. Caravan assembly begins at 9:00am, where we encourage all to bring family and friends, or be a spectator along the route. In partnership with Realtist of Metropolitan St. Louis, Urban League of Metropolitan St. Louis, U.S. Bank, and Young Voices with Action the caravan centers around homeownership as a major key to wealth and financial asset-building. The goal of the Black Homeownership Caravan is to create a spotlight on the importance of Black Homeownership and generational wealth building in our St. Louis City and County neighborhoods. The parade’s conclusion will lead into the Black Wall Street Festival in the Wellston Loop, where participants can engage with access to homeownership resources such as down payment assistance, mortgage financing, home improvement assistance, and more. We hope you’ll join and rally with us in celebration of Black Wealth and Homeownership!

Client PRIDE: Vails Brothers

As Pride celebrations continue this weekend, we hope you will consider stopping by Justine PETERSEN client, Vails Brother’s location in The Grove neighborhood of St. Louis for a festive dish! For two days only –  today, Friday, June 23rd and Saturday, June 24th – the 4420 Manchester location of Vails Brothers will be serving up a Pride chicken special that they promise will be “bursting with flavor and color, just like the beautiful LGBTQ+ community that we proudly support.” Including their 4420 Manchester Ave. address, Vails Brothers operates four locations in all, also serving up their famous chicken and more at 5942 Delmar Boulevard, 1320 Triad Center in St. Peters, MO (as the food counter in Chillax), and 2616 Blodgett Street in Houston, Texas.

Bulk Up Your Small Business Strength with BAT

This coming week the Justine PETERSEN Business Assistance Team (BAT) will be hosting several sessions to power up your small business needs.

On Wednesday, June 28th a Lunch and Learn in partnership with Porscha Anderson of the Heartland STL Black Chamber will be held virtually at 1pm. This session will discuss how to leverage JP and the Heartland STL Black Chamber to connect with resources, training, and technical assistance. Register here!

The following day, Thursday, June 29th, a virtual Workshop for Business Owners will be hosted along with SBA Regional Advocate Darcella Craven. Darcella will provide guidance on how business owners can avoid leaving money on the table, aligning your business with regulations, and how to leverage the SBA Office of Advocacy’s attorneys. Register here!

We hope to see you at one or both!

Reentry Resource Fair this Tuesday, June 27th

The first Reentry Resource Fair will be taking place this Tuesday, June 27th from 6pm – 8pm at the Florissant Valley Branch of the St. Louis County Library. Justice impacted individuals will be able to connect with careers, financial and other services.

Mortgage Assistance for Illinois Homeowners

As a HUD certified counseling agency, Justine PETERSEN is here to support. We encourage anyone interested in learning more about mortgage assistance and the application process to contact us by emailing More information can also be found here.

Copyright © |2020 Justine PETERSEN|, All rights reserved.

Want to change how you receive these emails?
You can update your preferences or unsubscribe from this list.

Justine Petersen Housing and Reinvestment Corporation · 1023 N Grand Blvd · Saint Louis, MO 63106-1641 · USA