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Manchester, CT

AARP Community Challenge Grant Year: 2024

Project Category: Community Gardens

Description: This project will transform five parking spaces into a community garden for six months each year. Three new raised garden beds will allow gardeners to grow fruit and vegetables for a food pantry and soup kitchen.

Kansas City, MO

AARP Community Challenge Grant Year: 2023

Project Category: Community Gardens

Description: The grant will turn a formerly blighted vacant lot into a community garden and interactive art installation.

Pine Bluff, AR

AARP Community Challenge Grant Year: 2023

Project Category: Community Gardens

Description: This grant will support a new community garden program that provides raised beds and ergonomic benches to accommodate older gardeners, while also offering summer Yoga in the Garden sessions.

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San Juan, PR

AARP Community Challenge Grant Year: 2022

Project Category: Public space improvements to support recovery after extreme weather events

Description: This project provided emergency supplies, including a water tank, cots and first aid kits for the Tortugo community/barrio.

San Juan, PR

AARP Community Challenge Grant Year: 2019

Project Category: Entrepreneurship and improved economic resilience

Description: The Sila M. Calderon Foundation hosted 16 workshops with local entrepreneurs with the goal of strengthening small businesses, fostering job creation and increasing wages. The Foundation also offered technical assistance, hosted community outreach events and provided other resources. Thirty-five older adults completed the program and participating entrepreneurs received 119 hours of training from experts. Working with historically marginalized and underserved communities, the Foundation's mission is to achieve a more just and productive society in Puerto Rico by combatting poverty and inequality. Since 2018, the Foundation has helped create and support more than 650 small businesses and more than 1,000 new jobs.

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