Saturday, October 15, 8:30 am–10:00 am
Sponsored by the AFS Cultural Diversity Committee
Chair: Cassie Rosita Patterson (American Folklore Society)
Andrew Carter (Watch Me Grow Ohio)
Join 14th Street Community Center Board President and co-founder of Watch Me Grow, Ohio, Andrew Carter, for a conversation about leading intergenerational succession with Black organizations (including financial solvency and strategic planning), developing and sustaining youth gardening programs, and facilitating complex community conversations. The 14th Street Community Center was built in the 1940s to provide recreational opportunities for children residing within the Farley Square Housing Project, the heart of the African American community in Portsmouth, Ohio. Today, the Center serves more than 1,200 individuals from diverse backgrounds and neighborhoods by offering free educational and recreational programs. Watch Me Grow, Ohio is a non-profit organization that provides free youth and community programming in sustainable agriculture, entrepreneurship and community engagement, focusing on serving historically marginalized and underserved areas throughout Southern Ohio.