Presentation on theme: "East & South Chattanooga’s Community Heroes. Power Comes From… Learning from mistakes Being transparent Being trustworthy Helping others Unified fronts."— Presentation transcript:
East & South Chattanooga’s Community Heroes
Power Comes From… Learning from mistakes Being transparent Being trustworthy Helping others Unified fronts Finding the compromise Knowledge Information Relationships Networking Determination Passion Never giving up
Josephine and Sam started a garden with a butcher knife in their back yard to feed the hungry kids at Emma Wheeler Homes.
A year later with a $1,000 grant from Step ONE and the Chattanooga HKHC she was feeding 24 families and had 120 kids working with her!
Mr. Elder took the initiative to pull the kids out of the rec center to build a garden.
Boy did it grow with Ms. Vonnie’s green thumb!
Fair Share transformed this old parking lot from this…
When Food Lion Closed its doors in January of 2012 Chattanooga’s food desert expanded to 62,000 people.
But residents from East, South, and West Chattanooga worked with partner organizations to design, conduct surveys, market, and support…
The Chattanooga Mobile Market!
Now, not only do these two young ladies have fresh healthy food, but so do an estimated 42,500 other residents of the Chattanooga food desert.
The 45 th Street Park was the only green space in a manufacturing wasteland.
Rose Mary and the South Chattanooga Leadership Advisory Committee decided to clean up the park and ask the City to give it back.
They organized a cleanup day and invited the elected officials.
Cleaned it up.
Asked the City Mayor if he would let them keep the park and not sell the property.
DIDN’T GET THE ANSWER THEY WANTED
So the Kids wrote him some letters asking nicely
As did Rose Mary and the SLAC
Chattanooga Parks and Rec used the letters, the cleanup, and information packet to apply for, and received, a $310, Community Development Block Grant for a new park!
The East & South Chattanooga Leadership Committees have worked to improve other infrastructures as well
FROM THE GROW HEALTHY TOGETHER CHATTANOOGA STAFF
Because of the volunteer work by the residents in East, South, & West Chattanooga, combined with organization/agency partners over $1.1 million of infrastructural, systems, & policy improvements have been made to their communities!
These are Our Heroes in East Chatt! Paula Cannon, James Elder, Gloria McClendon, James Moreland, Mildred Moreland, Dorothy Royer, Jackie Simpson, Lucille Wright, Edward Odom, Christina Clark, Dana Kinamore, Deborah Gunn, Rosalyn Wynne, Tawanda Davis, Jashari White, Eric Espey, LaFrederick Thirkill, Kendrick Miller, Keiosha Leftwich, Vonnie Truss, Shay Smith, Gerald Perry, Ronald Drake, Geraldine Hendley, Ricardo Jones, Minnie Smith, & JoAnn Moten
These are Our Heroes in South Chatt! Eric Choice, Montrell Besley, Robert Campbell, Patricia Fennell, Jeri Fritz, Tony Haire, Mattie Jennings, Mose Mathis, Sharon Mathis, Turkessa Stone, David Wheeler, Josephine Wortham, Rose Mary Porter, Rebekah Marr, Vanessa Jackson, Don Jenkins, Samantha Oliver, Maria Noel, Kimbilee Jonas, Tanya Young, Steve Bontekoe, Voncille Coleman, Marquis Maise, Terry McCullough, Gene Taylor, Karen Hatter, Donna Macon, Tonya Rooks, & Helen Pinkerton
Our Organizational Partners City of Chattanooga, Hamilton County, Chattanooga Housing Authority, City Parks and Recreation, Orchard Knob Elementary, Calvin Donaldson, The Beth, St. Elmo Neighborhood Association, Eastside Taskforce, Crabtree Farms, Gaining Ground, The Medical Foundation, The Villages at Alton Park, Chattanooga Fire Department, Chattanooga Police Department, Commissioner Mackey, Commissioner Graham, Commissioner Beck, Councilman Rico, Regional Planning Agency, City Traffic and Engineering, Erlanger Hospital, Alton Park Development Corporation, Hamilton County Development Office, Benwood Foundation, YMCA of Chattanooga, Partnership For Healthy Living, Hamilton County School Board Member George Ricks, & Regional Health Council
THE GREATEST SOURCE OF POWER IS THE ONE THING YOU HAVE THE MOST CONTROL OVER…