Danielle Kizaire via Crowdrise
April 18, 2012
BENEFITING: SWEETWATER FOUNDATION INC
Centered upon the fundamental concept of turning wastes into a community resource, Sweet Water Foundation addresses topics such as community and economic development, health/wellness concerns, the STEM disciplines (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics), and environmental awareness and stewardship concerning local and global themes of food, soil, water, and energy.
Sweet Water Foundation is raising awareness of urban agriculture and aquaponics through teaching children and adults the science and technology involved. It's a hands-on, experiential education including building aquaponic systems. Bronzeville Urban Development (BUD) is raising funds for Sweet Water to add a program to the Bronzeville Community Club House. Our community has suffered the loss of 15 schools over the past 12 years and several more are slated for closure. Our children are being bused to schools well outside of our neighborhood. The Bronzeville Community Club House provides a safe space for after-school learning, mentoring and tutoring. Your donation will help us get equipment and folks to work with the schools in our community and the children being bused outside of the community in an after school project that will create the next generation and a sustainable planet.
BTW check out SWF winner of the MacArthur Digital Media Learning Award