Van Ness Main Street is pleased to announce that it has been selected as one of 89 grantees for this year’s AARP Community Challenge grant program. AARP received almost 1,200 applications for the first-ever AARP Community Challenge, resulting in a highly competitive selection process. All projects are set to be completed by November 1, 2017. Each project will deliver on one or all of the following:
- Improve social connections through the built environment for people of all ages and abilities
- Expand work, volunteer, educational and/or training opportunities for all residents
- Drive inclusive community engagement and interaction across a diverse population
“Great communities require careful planning and time. These quick action projects will give community leaders the motivation and momentum to create greater change.”
— Nancy LeaMond, AARP Executive Vice President and Chief Advocacy and Engagement Officer
Van Ness Main Street’s project “Create Van Ness” will be an intergenerational project that will improve the built environment and drive community engagement through placemaking. The project will work with an artist and community members to reinvent a blighted plaza through landscaping, public art and seating.
Van Ness Main Street will be releasing more details in the following days.