We want to take over an old corner building that is an eye sore to the community, renovate it and make it a safe haven for neighborhood kids afterschool and particularly during summer months. We want to provide experience that enrich the lives of kids in our neighborhood that parents cannot offer; i.e. gardening to grow their own food; fieldtrips to museums and places they have never visited in their own city; technology to help with homework during the school year; art and community theater; but most of all healthy values, respect and the art of living in a healthy neighborhood filled with trees and flowers.
Future Community Center
This will also be a place where art students from a near by art school can display their work and give back by teaching neighborhood kids to appreciate great works of art; where master gardeners can teach the art of growing flowers and veggies to eat; where kids become actors in summer theater; where kids grow up the old fashion way - around a community (village) of people who love them and want them to succeed in life.
Our center can be the hub of all community activities; social gatherings; planning sessions; workshops; holiday activities; family reunions; weekly rehearsals; summer camps; after school activities; sewing and knitting classes - a place where all neighbors of all ages will love and appreciate.
Newington Avenue Sidewalk Gardens
Gerrie Okwesa - Forging a Healthy Community that Cares
- Chinquapin Alumni
- Frindship Baptist Church - B'ham, Alabama
- Flea Market Donations
- Charles Everret - Classmate
- William Lee Mosbey
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