We are a national network of artists, neighbors and emerging leaders invested in transforming neighborhoods from within

 

5

YEARS ACTIVE

 

24

NATIONAL FELLOWS

 

16

COMMUNITIES WORKED IN

 
 

FEATURED FELLOW

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Janelle Dunlap: Charlotte, NC

Janelle is a mixed media social practice artist that uses space to disrupt expectations of time, culture and community. Pulling from her nearly 10 year non-profit career; working directly with at risk youth and community outreach for homeless populations, she seeks genuine connection between her art and the people she hopes to serve. Utilizing various applications of installation art, she is building bridges, blurring lines and providing visibility to moments and people who, often aren’t, but should be seen.

 

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FEATURED PROJECT

Growing Mindz: Akron, Ohio

Growing Mindz brought together youth from the Summit Lake neighborhood in Akron, Ohio to visit cultural institutions, learn healthy eating, create art and music, and share their talents. They are now working on creating a memorial garden where people can reflect on loved ones that they have lost.

“I loved the creative aspect of getting involved with people, instead of just a march or protest, we are spreading love. Our interventions get people to think, interact with each other, and recognize issues in the community.”
— Dray, 2017 Fellow
The Fellowship Convening was my highlight. For a few days I really did feel less alone in this work. Big things felt possible together.
— Rebecca, 2017 Fellow

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