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The Art of Community Project Moves to Next Phase

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Y Leaders, FIU Artists, and Mayor Kaplan discuss opportunities

Y Leaders, FIU Artists, and Mayor Kaplan discuss opportunities

Live Well Lauderhill champion, Mayor Kaplan, greets the students

Live Well Lauderhill champion, Mayor Kaplan, greets the students

Awaiting student leader response

Awaiting student leader response

FIU Art Professors Present their designs to Lauderhill student leaders

FIU Art Professors Present their designs to Lauderhill student leaders

In support of the Own the Overpath project, the Community Foundation of Broward has provided the Y of Broward County with funding to support the development and installation of a community designed public art project. Students, community members, city and Turnpike Authority officials, and many others have been working for several months to develop a vision for this project. The community’s vision for this project was formed through several meetings and student trips to FIU to meet with Professors Jacek Kolasinski and Roberto Rovira and a team of graduate students. FIU professors then returned to the Lauderhill Y to present the plan to the student leaders for approval. The project is now being presented at HOA meetings and the Lauderhill City Commission. Installation of this amazing work will take place this fall!

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Sun Sentinel Features Live Well Lauderhill Tour

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The Live Well Lauderhill tour was featured in the Sun Sentinel Sunday.  A couple of notes will help expand upon the article:

1) While some partners are listed in the article, far more attended the tour.  Nearly the entire list of partners on the website were represented along with many others.  Thank you to everyone for your participation!

2) The article lists the CDC grant at $12,000.  This is the correct amount of the award, however, it should be noted that only a fraction of the grant was used to sponsor the community tour.  Other important work that this grant funded was two conferences in Washington DC for the leadership team to fulfill the work of the grant process along with the upcoming student art exhibit at the Lauderhill Art Center on January 19th.

http://www.sun-sentinel.com/news/broward/lauderhill/fl-tf-walkingtour-1130-20111206,0,3300815.story