12 residents awarded money to bring positive change to Tepe Park Neighborhood

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EVANSVILLE, Ind. (WEHT) – Tepe Park neighbors are becoming the change they want to see in their neighborhood.

Community One awarded 12 neighborhood residents with money, totaling $7,900 to implement programs that improve the quality of life for Tepe Park neighbors.

These projects are part of a larger resident-led neighborhood revitalization initiative happening the Tepe Park neighborhood.

Early action projects allow residents in the neighborhood to impact the quality of life in the neighborhood and launch quick win projects that can be completed with $250 to $1,000 each.

These projects involve a formal application process, review by a selection committee and post-project reporting requirements from awardees.

This year’s awardees range in age from 10 to over 60 years old.

“We want to change ‘can’t’ to ‘can’ in Tepe Park. Our hope is to resource neighbors to be the change they want to see in their neighborhood. If that have an idea or vision for change that will improve the overall quality of life of their community, we want to come alongside them and help bring that idea or vision into reality. This is the best way to create a sustainable community – for it to build itself from the inside out.”

The projects include:
Neighborhood little libraries
Tree planting initiative within the neighborhood
5-foot tall tree sculpture
Plant-and-pick flower garden with yard art
Large community mural
Neighborhood video story
After-school youth program

Over the next six months, neighbors will implement their solutions to improve Tepe Park.

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(This story was originally published on October 29, 2019)

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