LOCI sponsors projects that harness the creativity of local residents to create stronger, healthier, and more vibrant communities.

 

5

YEARS ACTIVE

 

28

NATIONAL FELLOWS

 

20

COMMUNITIES WORKED IN

 

MEET THE 2019-2020 CHARLOTTE, NC FELLOWS

The Charlotte Chapter of the League of Creative Interventionists is excited to announce our 2019-2020 Fellows: Alexandra Alcorn, Hannah Hasan and Brandon Ruiz. Our newest cohort will join an incredible list of local placemakers who are working in Charlotte to strengthening communities through creative community partnership.

For the next ten months, the CLT LoCI fellows will work collaboratively with various communities throughout Charlotte, while implementing the following projects:

Alex Alcorn – Mobile Makers Space (Lakeview and East Side Communities)

Hannah Hasan - Community Storytelling Project (West Side)our

Brandon Ruiz – CLT Herbal Accessibility Project Community Garden (Lakeview and North Side Communities)

The CLT LoCI fellowship is made possible with support from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation.

 

FEATURED PROJECT: Project PLACE, Charlotte, NC

Residents of the Lakeview (formerly Lakewood) community face many challenges related to low income levels, crime, disconnect to city and poor neighborhood physical appearance. Project PLACE empowers residents to address community challenges via creative projects centered around Lakeview Park. Project PLACE, led by Quintel Gwinn will serve as the central project for the 2019-20 Charlotte Fellows.

 

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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