Starting with the Micro — Building Relationships Across STL

Over our last 2.5 years in St. Louis, my wife (Maria) and I have learned a great deal about St. Louis's longstanding issues, from the Mike Brown shooting and its aftermath in Ferguson to the lack of interaction between folks separated by race, geography, and socioeconomic status. There is a dire lack of relationships across these historic divides (in St. Louis and beyond), and until we get out of our bubbles and get to know our neighbors in different walks of life, things aren't likely to get better.

This year, let's bridge these historic divides together. If you'll be in the STL area on Saturday, January 21st, please join Maria and me as we get to know our neighbors and support small businesses in STL's Walnut Park East neighborhood. We'll visit two great restaurants, help build their online profiles on Yelp and Google, and clean up a neighborhood park. Should be a great opportunity to meet our neighbors and serve our community. We'd be honored if you joined us. The itinerary is below:

10.30am – 11.30am — Brunch at Debbie's Delights (CASH ONLY)
5033 Riverview Blvd., St. Louis, MO

11.30am – 12.30pm — Park Clean-Up at Gregory J. Carter Park
5800 Lillian Ave, St. Louis, MO
(Trash bags provided; bring work gloves if you have them.)

~12.45pm — Tripe City
5124 Natural Bridge Road, St. Louis, MO


All the best,