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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.

Lihue, HI

AARP Community Challenge Grant Year: 2022

Project Category: Public art installations

Description: This project created thirteen murals around Lihue, installed six Wi-Fi hotspots at bus stops and planted native trees and garden beds along Rice Street.

Las Cruces, NM

AARP Community Challenge Grant Year: 2023

Project Category: Public art installations

Description: This project will help community members beautify a revitalizing downtown through a participatory paint-by-numbers mural on the wall of a nonprofit makerspace.

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Newark, NJ

AARP Community Challenge Grant Year: 2023

Project Category: Community Gardens

Description: The project will install fencing around garden beds and provide supplies for older residents. Those residents will take over summer maintenance of a pilot garden project at a local elementary school.

Newark, NJ

AARP Community Challenge Grant Year: 2023

Project Category: Community Gardens

Description: This intergenerational gardening project will provide girls aged 8 to 18 with an opportunity to pair up with elderly residents to garden together and grow produce in an area that is considered a food desert.

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