Below are the seven Excelsior Action Grants that will be funded this year by the Excelsior Collaborative. Many thanks to all applicants for demonstrating their commitment to improving the Excelsior and showing so many creative ways to bring the community together. Also thanks to Karen Nemsick for tallying the votes and Eliza Gibson for facilitating the voting process. Congratulations to this year's grantees!
Cleveland Peace Gardens: Spaces for learning and growing a healthy community at Cleveland Elementary School.
Excelsior Community Market: Monthly event in a parking lot at Persia Triangle that contributes to the community and economic development of the Excelsior through the support of local commerce, community cohesions, and public space improvement.
Excelsior Healthy Connections: Healthy Connections Excelsior is designed to take a holistic, preventive, and participant-centered approach to health. Through fun hands-on activities, families gain tools and strategies to facilitate holistic, sustainable changes for good nutrition, adequate physical activity, effective disease prevention, and sound mental health that they can incorporate into their daily lives.
Excelsior Storefront Galleries: Community Profiles: An exhibit of posters reflecting the stories of Excelsior community members to be displayed in storefront windows along the Mission Street Commercial corridor.
Excelsior Stories: Pop Up recording booth and community space for 3-4 weeks on Mission street to record family and community stories, conversations about contemporary issues, and to document the lives of residents in the Excelsior.
Exhilarating the Excelsior: To paint a mural that is for the Excelsior community, by the Excelsior Community.
Geneva Avenue 311 Promotion and Education: Promotion of a 311 Call Center and Phone Application to help beautify and clean up Geneva Avenue and its surrounding area.