Last year, Crossroads was honored to receive a grant for Sidewalk Stories from the Knight Neighborhood Challenge, a bi-annual effort for citizen-led development of the College Hill area in Macon.
Sidewalk Stories, funded by the Knight Foundation, which supports transformational ideas that engage communities and foster the arts, is a project to replace broken and sometimes unsafe sidewalks around College Hill with new sidewalks embedded with Macon-related poetry, song lyrics, literary excerpts, historic factoids and other cool stories.
For instance, that cracked concrete you almost tripped over on College Street could soon become a testament to Little Richard’s songwriting legacy, or to the summer Tennessee Williams spent in Macon before he wrote “Cat on a Hot Tin Roof.”
But we need your help to pull this off.
Have a great quote in mind? Share it with us. As long as it’s related to Macon, it qualifies.
Know a stretch of sidewalk in desperate need of repair? Snap a picture or tell us where it is so we can put it on the list.
It’s that simple and that complex. The Knight Foundation, the Community Foundation of Central Georgia and city of Macon have given us the ability to make a lasting change on the local physical landscape. YOU can give us the tools to make it happen.
The nomination period ends August 13, 2012. To learn more about The Knight Foundation, which believes that democracy thrives when people and communities are informed and engaged, visit KnightFoundation.org. If you’re interested in submitting an idea for a Knight Neighborhood Challenge, see our friends at the Community Foundation of Central Georgia.