Rebecca Garcia was awarded $4,000 for staffing and supplies in support of Weaving Culture, Knitting Community. Through this project, refugees participate in a weekly weaving workshop that serves as a cultural exchange as students and teachers learn American and Bhutanese weaving, practice English, and work towards establishing an artists’ co-op at the Cudell Fine Arts Center.
Trish Supples was awarded $3,000 for developing her vision of a “Healthy Ice Cream Truck” which will supply free, fresh produce in Cleveland’s urban neighborhoods. The model, which will be implemented in partnership with local community organization is intended to address issues of access to healthy food, childhood obesity and community engagement.
Union Community Garden was awarded $2,500 for the construction of a greenhouse to extend the growing season for their neighborhood garden. UCG is a premier urban garden located at the corner of E. 74th and Union Avenue in Broadway Slavic Village.
Yellowcake, Inc., was awarded $1,000 towards the ongoing development of her Cleveland-based fashion design business and boutique. Valerie, recently seen on Lifetime’s Project Runway, hires local tailors to assist in the creation of her innovative designs and donates 5% of her profits to non-profit organizations each month.