August 27, 2014
The Conservancy was pleased to receive a $5000 grant supporting the development of our “Building a Neighborhood” Curriculum. The curriculum, brainchild of Board Member and former Landmarks Commissioner Nina Fresco, uses the Third Street Historic District as a learning laboratory to teach youth how a community develops over time. The program, which we hope to roll out to a small number of classrooms as early as 2015, is targeted to meet curriculum requirements for the third grade but is readily adaptable to youth of various ages.
This is the second Edison International grant sponsored for the Conservancy by Mark Olson, Regional Public Affairs Officer of Southern California Edison. In 2013 the Conservancy received $5000 — funding that was evenly divided between the rehabilitation of the Shotgun House and development of “Building a Neighborhood.”
Nina Fresco, Carol Lemlein, and Mark Olson display a ceremonial “check” recognizing the $5000 grant.