Piece by Piece Receives Council District 9 Community Grant
Piece by Piece is thrilled to announce we are the recipient of a Community Grant from Council Member Curren D. Price, Jr. who represents Council District 9 (CD9). The grant is being used to ensure local CD9 residents have access to mosaic arts classes and the Piece by Piece Social Enterprise. Through this grant Piece by Piece will serve 150 residents of CD9.
For adults residing in CD9 who lack access to the arts, feel disenfranchised from society, have experienced economic insecurity, and/or are living with depression Piece by Piece can offer a solution. Our community workshops help combat depression, provide an antidote to feelings of isolation and most importantly, a sense of purpose in being productive. The sense of belonging also creates a safer, healthier and more cohesive community.
Piece by Piece will reach out to local community members through other non-profit organizations, faith based organizations, and supportive housing buildings. We offer mosaic art classes to community members who have been traditionally excluded from such opportunities. We believe strongly that not only does art offer healing and a path to emotional wellness, but it also teaches valuable soft skills and offers a path to self respect and self-reliance. When individuals feel pride in their accomplishments it contributes to creating a safer community for us all.
We are honored to partner with Council Member Curren D. Price Jr.’s office to bring arts wellness to the residents of Council District 9. We look forward to working with the other Community Grant recipients to serve our community. Below is a list of some of our fellow recipients who are also making a positive impact in CD9.
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In November, artist Instructor Ellen Dinerman offered a unique take on our books theme. She challenged Piece by Piece artists in a series of workshops that studied the history and development of type and typefaces, and also examined unique techniques used to create lettering in mosaic