NoLi CDC's work has been honored as one of 33 Emerging Professionals selected to be part of an exhibit and recognition from the American Institute of Architects.
The article looks back at the 3 year history of NoLi CDC's Night Market, and how it has evolved and grown.
As a lead-up to the Open House event held on 10/16, the 6 completed houses that comprise Phase 1 of the LuigART Makers Spaces program were featured in the Home & Garden section of the Lexington Herald-Leader. Thank you to Beverly Fortune for this wonderful coverage.
Starting on September 28, NoLi CDC started a weekly radio show on 93.9 FM WLXU Lexington Community Radio. Catch it every Wednesday at 1 pm.
We are so thankful for this wonderful article from Saraya Brewer, M. David Nichols, and beautiful photos by Sarah Jane Sanders.
We were fortunate enough to have our affordable housing work featured on the most recent episode of Council Comments hosted by Vice Mayor Steve Kay.
Thank you to Jacob Ryan and 89.3 WFPL Louisville for this great piece on the great work Lexington's Affordable Housing Fund is doing for the community. We appreciate being included in the story. Thanks to ReContained, Emerge Contracting, Crawford Builders and Nomi Design for their hard work in making this idea a reality.
On York Street, less than a mile from St. James Place, construction continues on six homes that are part of the LuigART Makers project spearheaded by North Limestone Community Development Corp. The group received a $159,103 loan and a $163,096 grant from the affordable housing fund. In addition, the project received funding from other sources, including a grant from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation and ArtPlace America.
Read more here: http://www.kentucky.com/news/local/counties/fayette-county/article65976037.html#storylink=cpy
We are excited to announce that NoLi CDC is a partial recipient of a grant being made by the Kresge Foundation to the Blue Grass Community Foundation to foster collaboration, support, and growth between the North End and the East End. The grant is for $675,000 spread out over the next 3 years.
Blue Grass Community Foundation has been awarded $675,000 by the Kresge Foundation for cooperative neighborhood building in Northeast Lexington.
The grant is designed to further the efforts in Lexington’s East End and Northside neighborhoods by bringing the two together neighborhoods and capitalizing on the strengths of each. As part of the project, local citizens will plan and develop community activities designed to promote arts, culture, health and better food access in Lexington’s East End and Northside neighborhoods.
Sherry Maddock, East End resident and community volunteer, said, “Now is the time for grassroots collaboration and investment in our neighborhoods. There is so much good to celebrate, so much to build, and so many ways to unite together for the sake of our city.”
“Both of these communities, though underserved and under-resourced, have a rich history and culture, and many committed long-time neighbors and supporters,” said Lisa Adkins, President/CEO of Blue Grass Community Foundation. “Support from the Kresge Foundation will create partnerships and initiatives that will allow these distinct yet adjoining communities to come together and share knowledge, experience and resources to make a better, brighter, more equitable community for all.”
Richard Young, executive director of the North Limestone Community Development Corporation, said, "The Community Foundation has been one of the chief strategic partners for the CDC throughout the past two years. Support from the Kresge Foundation will allow this partnership to continue to flourish, and will ensure that equity is front in center as our work progresses."
The Kresge Foundation is a $3.5 billion private, national foundation located in Troy, Michigan, that works to expand opportunities in America’s cities through grantmaking and investing in arts and culture, education, environment, health, human services and community development.
About Blue Grass Community Foundation
Blue Grass Community Foundation is a public charity dedicated to enhancing the quality of life in Central and Eastern Kentucky. The Community Foundation aids in the establishment of charitable funds and endowments while also leading, convening and facilitating on important community issues. To learn more about Blue Grass Community Foundation, visit www.bgcf.org or contact President/CEO Lisa Adkins at 859.225.3343.