Julia N. Allen

Founder, 4theVille

Julia N. Allen, MSW, is a 2010 graduate of the George Warren Brown School of Social Work.  Julia is the recipient of the 2018 Eddie Mae Binion Southside Welfare Rights Organization Humanitarian Award. Most recently, Julia graduated from the 2019-2020 cohort of the Neighborhood Leadership Program.  She has been an advocate for the underserved and unrepresented in her community for many years.

In 2018, Julia, Thomasina Clarke and Aaron Williams founded 4theVille in an effort to bring attention to the historic significance of preserving the cultural history of the Ville Neighborhood.  4theVille is a community-based tourism and arts organization created by multigenerational Ville residents and volunteers to restore pride and protect the legacy of the Ville, a historic African American Community in the heart off St. Louis.