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Newton, KS

AARP Community Challenge Grant Year: 2023

Project Category: Public art installations

Description: This project will convert the back of a billboard into a mixed-media mural depicting figures and images representing Kansas history, adding vibrancy to a park located near a train station.

Elizabeth, NJ

AARP Community Challenge Grant Year: 2022

Project Category: Public art installations

Description: This project created six murals based on a series of COVID-19 stories recorded during the pandemic and told by housing authority residents.

Englewood, NJ

AARP Community Challenge Grant Year: 2021

Project Category: Public art installations

Description: After a local ordinance update to allow murals in Englewood, the Northern New Jersey Community Foundation set out to create public art celebrating Black women's history. The Foundation commissioned an artist to create the Black Women's Mural Project's first installation, which celebrates the work of Black suffragists who fought to expand voting rights to women. Two community engagements coincided with the mural's installation, where community members could watch the artist work. Participants learned more about the artists' vision and the history informing the subject matter. Organizers invited residents to share their feedback and personal stories. Additionally, the Foundation provided information on registering to vote, as well as polling locations and hours. To celebrate the new artwork, they also produced a documentary about the mural.

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Brownsville, TX

AARP Community Challenge Grant Year: 2024

Project Category: Activities that address social isolation and facilitate community connections

Description: The project will create an older adult advisory council, which will work to revamp Brownsville's age-friendly action plan, which dates from 2014. Once updated, the organization will present the plan to city policymakers.

Elsa, TX

AARP Community Challenge Grant Year: 2018

Project Category: Public or private transit access

Description: People using the local bus service in Elsa had no designated bus stop facilities. To catch a bus, residents could stand on the side the highway and wave -- an unsafe situation on the area's busy roads. To make waiting for public transit safer and more comfortable, the City set out to add bus shelters along State Highway 107.

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