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Atlanta, GA

AARP Community Challenge Grant Year: 2024

Project Category: Reconnecting Communities

Description: This oral history project will engage students to interview residents who were displaced when Interstate 20 was built. Additionally, the multimedia initiative will create a map of homes demolished during construction and provide content for a podcast and public performance.

St. Paul, MN

AARP Community Challenge Grant Year: 2024

Project Category: Reconnecting Communities

Description: This project will create a virtual reality production depicting life in the Rondo neighborhood before, during and after a 1960s Interstate highway project split the community in two. Organizers will ask older residents to contribute their stories.

Lansing, MI

AARP Community Challenge Grant Year: 2024

Project Category: Reconnecting Communities

Description: This project will foster local advocacy for small, neighborhood-based transportation improvements, part of efforts to heal a community bisected by highway construction in the 1960s. Older residents will help plan, design and implement infrastructure projects that are eligible for federal funding.

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Denver, CO

AARP Community Challenge Grant Year: 2024

Project Category: Digital navigation skills

Description: This computer literacy project will teach Spanish-speaking older adults to navigate the internet and use software. Instructors will tailor each lesson based on the needs of the group.

Denver, CO

AARP Community Challenge Grant Year: 2024

Project Category: Public or private transit access

Description: This project will train older adults to navigate public transit, allowing them to run errands, go to doctors' appointments and attend social events independently

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