Now that the ink has dried from this morning’s Signing Day, People’s Liberty is thrilled to announce the winners of the latest Project Grant. These nine individuals bring new and fresh ideas to implement in Cincinnati, and we can’t wait to get to work in January. You heard it here first: introducing the newest round of Project Grantees:
Eban Taylor with her project Freshmen. Freshmen will be a community delivery service that uses minimal technology and offers grocery pickup to Avondale residents limited by resources.
Angela White with her project DebateABLE. DebateABLE will enable civic discourse through the techniques of academic debate and will culminate in a public debate.
Kathy Wade (and partner Erica Page) with their project Loads of Love. Loads of Love will be a six-week series of interactive workshops conducted between washing and drying cycles at the Bond Hill Super Laundry.
Jeremy Mosher (and partner Scott Holzman) with their project The Welcoming Party. The Welcoming Party, a foil to "going-away parties," will be an initiative which honors the good and interesting people who move to Cincinnati.
Terana Boyd with her project Professional Organized Portfolios Uplifting Progresses (POP UP). POP UP will provide Roselawn residents with a professional portfolio, helping them from start to finish on their job search.
Kristin Suess (and partner Jeff Suess) with their project 10 _______ Women. 10 _______ Women will be will be a multi-disciplinary experience that will celebrate the accomplishments of female trailblazers using the lives and legacies of ten Cincinnati women.
Napoleon Maddox (and Kimberly Gory) with their project The Mobilization of Congo Square. The Mobilization of Congo Square will be a series of free jazz concerts in neighborhoods around Cincinnati.
Bridget Leak (and partner Trey Tatum) with their project Desktop Theatre. Desktop Theatre will be an interactive, DIY puppet theatre that introduces elementary and middle school students to basic puppetry and acting performance skills, while reinforcing classroom instruction.
(Not Pictured) Rebecca Smithorn with her project SoundWebs. SoundWebs will be a series of live music events in public spaces that invite people to engage with music, the sounds of their environment, and the ways in which they intersect.
Our Project Grant winners 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!
Top row (L to R): Reginald Harris, Sarah Alan, Tamara Harkavy, and Christa Hyson
Second row (L to R): Craig Brammer, Kick Lee, Leo D’Cruz, and Lisa Andrews
Third row: Regina Carswell Russo