The JP UP Date: HERstory! Celebrating Empowerment, Equality, Excellence!

Amy JungThe JP UP date




Number 265                      March 15, 2024                            St. Louis


Celebrating Women: Empowerment, Equality, and Excellence!

This month, we honor the remarkable women reshaping the world, advancing it with each stride and every contribution. We continue to join the United Nations and celebrate under their theme, Invest in Women: Accelerate Progress. Let’s continue to do so by recognizing the power that investing in women will have to drive progress worldwide. When we support and empower women, we accelerate growth, innovation, and positive change for all.

#InvestinWomen #IWD2024 #Empowerment #Progress #JustBeeHome



Bianca Scoggin: A Beacon of Hope in Housing Development

Building Futures, One Brick at a Time


In a world where challenges often overshadow dreams, there are individuals like Bianca Scoggin who refuse to let adversity dictate their narrative. Bianca isn’t just a single mother, a dedicated registered nurse, or a housing developer – she’s a visionary with a heart as big as her ambitions.

The story began in a neighborhood where the echoes of struggle and hardship reverberated through every street. Bianca found herself residing next to a home occupied by squatters, a situation that would have discouraged many. But instead of turning away, she saw an opportunity to make a difference. With determination blazing in her heart, Bianca made the bold decision to purchase the property and transform it into something extraordinary.

Thus, the Just Bee Home community was born – a sanctuary for those who have stumbled upon tough times, who have endured the sting of abuse, and who simply seek a chance to thrive. But Bianca’s vision extends far beyond just one house. Her dream is to cultivate a community of compassion and support, where individuals facing hardships can find solace and strength.



Today marks a significant milestone in Bianca’s journey as she stands before the ribbon she’s about to cut, symbolizing not just the opening of another housing unit, but the dawn of a new chapter in the lives of those she aims to uplift. Her goal is ambitious yet heartfelt – to expand Just Bee Home into a flourishing community comprising 10 to 12 kitchenette homes, each a beacon of hope for those in need.

But Bianca’s mission goes even deeper. She recognizes the systemic barriers faced by African American women, particularly those who, like her, navigate the world as single-income households. Through her work, she aims to dismantle these barriers, proving that resilience knows no boundaries of race or gender.

As the scissors glide through the ribbon, applause erupts, but the sound is more than just a celebration of a new building – it’s a testament to the power of one woman’s unwavering belief in the transformative power of compassion and community. Bianca Scoggin isn’t just building houses; she’s building futures, one brick at a time.



In a world that often feels divided, Bianca’s Just Bee Home stands as a shining example of what can be achieved when we choose empathy over apathy, compassion over indifference. As the doors of the newly opened home swing open, they invite not just residents but all of us to step inside and be part of something truly remarkable – a community built on love, understanding, and the unwavering belief in the potential of every individual to soar, no matter how tough the journey may be.



Do YOU Need Assistance When it Comes to Economic Stability?

Then you will want to attend the Metro YWCA’s Banking and Credit Fair!
Join JP on March 26, 2024 at Overland Head Start Center!

Discover a comprehensive solution for securing your long-term economic stability—all in one convenient stop. Our own LaTrisha Gandy, Barbara Ewing, and Nikki Wilson will be there, representing JP for the event! Spots are filling up fast, so secure your spot now by RSVPing. Reach out to Olivia M. Adams before availability runs out!




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Embark on the journey into 2024 with our WeatherUp Loan program! Join us in transforming your home into an eco-friendly haven, contributing to a brighter future for everyone in your community. Discover more details below for a sustainable and impactful initiative.




Ready to Dive into the Ultimate Fish Fry Experience?

Join our friends Mister Handpie, Mylk and Hummus, Fatfox, Taberu and Field to Fire March 29th from 4:00 P.M. – 8:00 P.M. for a feast like no other!

Click here to check out our mouthwatering menu and secure your preorders. Don’t miss out on this epic culinary adventure!

Get ready to tantalize your taste buds and indulge in the finest fish fry around. We can’t wait to see you there!




Our Choice Microenterprise Microloan Program is Here for You!

Exciting news for small businesses! Our Choice Neighborhood Microenterprise Microloan Program is here to empower small businesses and turn visions into reality!  If you’re a budding entrepreneur looking for financial support, look no further. Let’s build a thriving community together! Apply now and let your dreams take flight.