On a cool May morning, six individuals signed contracts initiating them into the People’s Liberty family. This is our seventh round of Project Grantees and they’re a diverse bunch. Meet the new grantees below:
Troy Melnyk is a nineteen-year-old committed to eliminating the isolation of those with disabilities with a positive message. His mother, Cassandra Clement is a doer who loves to build community.
Carolyn Crombie is a lawyer and passionate community council member. Her team includes members of the North Fairmount Community Council Beautification Committee, St. Leo youth group, LEAP Academy, St. Xavier's Community Building Institute, and the Millvale Recreation Center.
Matthew Gellin is a theatre researcher and founder of American Legacy Theatre. Matthew served as a USA representative at the UNESCO International Theatre Institute Research Lab in Romania and was named as a Promising Artist of the 21st Century by the International Arts and Cultural Exchange
Julius Jenkins is a professional street dance performer, teacher, and founder of the dance group Millennium Robots. Julius has been a part of the street dance community for over seventeen years and has travelled as far as West Africa to teach the art of street dancing.
Amy Osborne is a beekeeper with a focus in education and community outreach, as well as an Ohio Pollinator Advocate. Amy's upbringing in rural Appalachia informed her about the restorative and renewing effects nature has to offer.
Priyanka Sen is a designer, historian, and educator with an expertise in architecture. Her passion for affordable housing and community service first emerged during her time as a CommonwealthCorps member in Boston, where she worked as a social housing assistant at a nonprofit that helped place homeless individuals with HIV/AIDS into safe, stable housing situations.
Welcome to the People's Liberty Family, Grantees!
Project Grantees were carefully selected by a panel of talented and inspiring leaders. Jurors took the time to review each application thoroughly and thoughtfully. All project proposals were scored based on feasibility, novelty [specific to Greater Cincinnati] and projected community impact. A huge thank-you to this group of panelists, listed below: