Enterprise Community Partners and the CSC are engaged in an exciting action learning project, with support from the Kresge Foundation. As Enterprise adopts a new opportunity oriented agenda, it will develop a new framework to guide and inform its neighborhood-based revitalization work. A range of field-level practices will advance this effort, including a more comprehensive adoption of the arts, culture, creativity, and design based strategies. Working in collaboration with Enterprise leadership, we will pursue the following activities in the months ahead:
- Establish Enterprise Community Partner’s unique position on creative placemaking and the ways it will be integrated into place-based practices,
- Develop an integrated approach to the National Initiatives neighborhood-based revitalization work, and to
- Strengthen existing organizational capacities and identify critical gaps and organizational development opportunities that support the integration of new practices over time.
Over the eight months, we will begin to pilot this approach to explore and determine new ways of working within and across the National Initiatives team. Stay tuned to for updates on what we’re learning!
In 2013, the Enterprise Rose Architectural Fellowship joined with the Fetzer Institute to launch Made with Love, a national effort that leveraged the potential of shared experience and cultural engagement, as powerful means to strengthen the social fabric of communities. The images above represent a snapshot of the exciting work that sprang forth.
The image to the left is the recently revitalized Trading Post at Santo Domingo Pueblo in New Mexico, which has been reimagined as contemporary maker space and platform for intercultural dialogue.