rh_meetup_2016_marchRenew Hempstead, the crowdsourced placemaking initiative in the Village of Hempstead, managed by CSPM Group, continues to work with the local community to define and invest in their downtown as new development is set to occur in the summer of 2016.

Renew Hempstead hosts the Hempstead Six (H6) initiative, where residents define downtown revitalization in their own terms through six areas of focus: Cultural Business District, Village Beautiful, Public Safety, Young People + Education, Jobs + Career Training, Entrepreneur Development. Renew Hempstead has provided monthly grants to programs or events that best support the H6: $250 grant for each of the six initiatives and one $500 grant overall. See newsletter at very bottom of this post. Below are the winners from the last several months of the program:

April 2016

  • $500 Hempstead Six Grant: Mother and Daughter Project (Women’s Opportunity Rehabilitation Center, WORC)
  • $250 Young People + Education: Girls Talk Workshop/Girls Empowerment (ABGS Middle School)
  • $250 Public Safety: Women In Need (WIN) (Women In Need of Discovering Own Worth)
  • $250 Village Beautiful: Cooperative Mural (Hempstead Boys & Girls Club)
  • $250 Entrepreneurial Development: Visions to Opportunity Middle School Outreach (Visions to Opportunity)
  • $250 Jobs + Career Training: Construction Industry Workshop (Sam’s Welding)

  March 2016

  • $500 Hempstead Six Grant: 3’s for Kay Night at the Barclays (3’s for Kay Foundation)
  • $250 Young People + Education: BPM (Beats Production Music Educational Program) (BPM (Beats Production Music)
  • $250 Young People + Education: Dinner Theater (Hempstead Boys & Girls Club)
  • $250 Village Beautiful: Terrace Avenue Senior Program (100 Percent)
  • $250 Village Beautiful: Diabetes Health and Wellness Academy of N.Y.C., Health Fair with Retro Fitness (Diabetes Health and Wellness Academy of N.Y.C./Schools for Diabetes Health and Wellness)
  • $250 Entrepreneurial Development: Young Entrepreneurs Training Program Business Boot Camp (Hempstead High School)
  • $250 Jobs + Career Training: Hempstead Adult Education Career Night (Hempstead Adult and Community Education Program)

  February 2016

  • $500 Hempstead Six Grant:
    Museum of Movement & Sound (African American Museum of Nassau County in Hempstead)
  • $250 Young People + Education: Middle School Youth Night (Hempstead Boys & Girls Club)
  • $250 Public Safety: Community Center Round Table (Hempstead Boys & Girls Club)
  • $250 Village Beautiful: Hempstead Community Newspaper and/or Website (Melissa Brabham)
  • $250 Cultural Business District: ESL & Latino Caribbean Cross Cultural Exchange (Hempstead Hispanic Civic Association)
  • $250 Entrepreneurial Development: Female Life Skills Workshop (Embrace Your Hand)
  • $250 Jobs + Career Training: HBGC TV (Hempstead Boys & Girls Club)

  January 2016

  • $500 Hempstead Six Grant: Cradle of Aviation Museum Trip for Alternative school students (Hempstead High School Annex ): Recap
  • $250 Young People + Education: Community Arts Program (TAAGS)
  • $250 Public Safety: Community Patrol and Crime Prevention Program (Tina Shuford): February 6, 2016
  • $250 Village Beautiful: Yoga on and Off the Mat (S.H.I.N.E Inc.)
  • $250 Cultural Business District: Jazz and Soul Experience (Brimstone Music Prods. Corp.): Held on February 6, 2016
  • $250 Entrepreneurial Development: The ABCC Incubator Kitchen + Culinary Arts Educational + Events Center research trip (ABCC/IKCAEEC) (Quilla’s Catering): Recap

  December 2015

  • $500 Hempstead Six: Hempstead High School Black Box Theater (Rachel Blackburn)
  • $250 Young People + Education: The Art Experience by The Creative Collages by MEJ (Mary Jones): To be held on…
  • $250 Public Safety: Community Patrol and Crime Prevention Program (Tina Shuford): Held on December 19, 2015
  • $250 Young People + Education: Youth Programming in Hempstead Holiday Talent Showcase (Shalana Smith): February 27, 2015
  • $250 Jobs + Career Training: Trolydia Testing & Inspections Training (ABBA Leadership Center): Held on January 20, 21, 2016

Renew Hempstead Quarterly Newsletter (Winter 2016)