project leader
Krista E
location
1111 Grove Ave
(North End/Highland)
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the project

The goal of this project is to create a community space where neighbors of all ages are welcomed for activities and education. The Highland Clubhouse will offer community gathering space and targeted programming to residents of the surrounding neighborhoods. Space offerings include a commercial kitchen, laundry facilities, an exercise studeio, classrooms, and offices. Programs will include but not be limtied to mentoring, tutoring, workshops, childcare, and media production. Examples of some regular events will be movie nights, community forums, and fitness classes for all ages.

We also plan to work alongside other youth providers and community partners to maximize the impact of combined programming!

the steps

  1. Fundraise to cover costs
  2. Purchase and obtain property
  3. Environmental testing
  4. Site clean-up
  5. Construction
  6. Near completion, invite community members to help paint and decorate
  7. Furnish and complete the space
  8. Plant community garden
  9. Grand Opening community celebration! 
  10. Open for the communit to offer workshops, classes, office, kitchen, laundry space and more!

why we're doing it

The Highland community has been without a community center since the one on Center Ave closed down many years ago. Teen pregnancy rates are extremely high in this neighborhood and people are frequently asking for more activities for youth. We need a welcoming space for youth and families with lots of programming and options!

budget

All funds raised will go directly toward rehabilitation of the building! There is lots to be done, as it has been abandoned for quite some time. Costs include architectural plans and drawings, demolition and cleanup of current debris, and reconstruction of accessible community spaces, including kitchen, offices, and classroom.

We will be pursuing grants and sponsorships for programming and administrative costs. 



PROJECT FUNDING NEEDED = $50,000
ioby Platform Fee $35
ioby Donation Processing Fee (3%) $1,547
TOTAL TO RAISE = $51,582

 

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photos

This is where photos will go once we build flickr integration

donors

  • Devin L.
  • Anonymous
  • Maria M L.
  • Brandon Boling
  • Caroline B.
  • Anonymous
  • Melissa Fratello
  • Wholly Crepe donation jar
  • Michael
  • Edna
  • Matt Duffy
  • Roy and Shirley Pfieffer
  • Anonymous
  • Anonymous