Transforming Spaces, Honoring Legacies

BUILDBLACK fosters intergenerational collaboration, uniting skilled workers of all ages to repurpose land and buildings on a former slave plantation. Our mission is to uplift, educate, and combat food insecurity, transforming painful histories into spaces of empowerment and growth!


Step into history with UCAN’s BUILDBLACK Program—an empowering and intergenerational journey aimed at reclaiming spaces that once held the legacy of enslaved bodies. Join us as we embark on a transformative mission to repurpose land and buildings, turning painful narratives into spaces of resilience and growth.

Our program is a unique opportunity to bring together skilled workers from diverse backgrounds, fostering collaboration and shared learning. Together, we’ll harness our collective expertise to revitalize these historic spaces, honoring the past while shaping a more inclusive and equitable future.

Description of work:

– Framing (doors/windows)

– Flooring

– Panel Installation

– Reinforcing Wall Studs

– Reinforcing A-Frame

– General Carpentry 

-Trim Work

Join the bUILDBLACK program!

Mark your calendars for February 10th, and join us at 8am as we kick off the BUILDBLACK Program. From 8am to 3pm, we’ll immerse ourselves in meaningful work, building connections and community along the way.

Whether you’re a seasoned professional or eager to lend a helping hand, there’s a place for you in our BUILDBLACK Program.

Registration is required, please use the link below. Lunch will be provided.

If you have any questions, please contact UCAN Assistant Director, Justin Wooley at