As most of you know, I recently joined the board of Weeksville Heritage Center, a premiere cultural institition that documents and preserves the history of the free and intentional 19th century African American community of Weeksville in Crown Heights, Brooklyn. As a board member, I am responsible for raising money for the organization. In light of this, starting today I am kicking off my Fall-Raising campaign to reach $2500.00 by November 10. I am reaching out to you - family, friends, colleagues, classmates and mentors - to help me reach this goal. Just think, if I can get 100 of you to donate $25 I will reach my goal. Please give - not just for me - but because the funds will be going toward a great organization.
Today, Weeksville Heritage Center comprises a museum consisting of three historic houses and a 19,000 square foot Education and Cultural Arts LEED Gold certified building that will open in 2012. Using the narrative of the houses and their residents as the context for community development and creativity, the building—the first full-fledged center of its type in Central Brooklyn—will provide a wide range of programs that make culture, fine and theater arts and environmental activism come to life. Weeksville Heritage Center will more than triple its service population and existing programs that include arts and education activities for schoolchildren, a farmers market, emerging artists summer concert series and family day festival.
Building community, engaging with our neighbors and trying to survive in a still growing and diverse city. Their story is our story.
To view a recent New York Times article about Weeksville: click here.
I hope you will support me in this endeavor and encourge you to visit the site and get involved. Thank you for your contribution!
Note: All donations are 100% tax deductible so save your receipt. You can also visit www.weeksvillesociety.org to give or mail in a check directly to the organization. Just please include my name in the "on behalf of" line so that it counts toward my campaign.