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Round 4
Wellbeing During Covid-19
September 2020 - January 2021

Make your own cloth face mask for Covid-19

Lizeth Antonio

Lizeth will hold a series of in-depth lessons over Zoom to teach teenagers and adults how to make face masks. Fit, purpose of pattern, and fabric type will be cov-ered, and materials will be provided. Classes will be held in English and Spanish.

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Portable Solar Chargers for Unhoused Neighbors

Rebecca Cannara

Rebecca is partnering with Unite to Light and other volunteers to distribute portable solar chargers to unhoused residents in Santa Monica. Her project is in an effort in-crease accessibility to technology and reduce social isolation and loneliness.

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A Stitch in Time

Maggie Ehrig

Maggie will create a community and space for children ages 4-14 who live in Com-munity Corporation housing to learn basic- sewing skills. The opportunity will allow children to gain leadership skills as all students will be encouraged to support and teach each other to eventually create a class that is self-sufficient.

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Your Vote. Your Voice.

Rene Buchanan & Keonna Harris

This project is designed to empower Community Corporation residents to make in-formed decisions in the upcoming election with a focus on local and statewide is-sues and candidates. All information will be impartial and factual to support voters in decision-making.

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Senior Citizen Care Packages

Tyson Clark

Tyson and his brother Phoenix will use the grant to create care packages for senior citizens in local convalescent homes. Each package will contain different activity materials to improve mental health and memory to combat loneliness.

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Elaboración de cubrebocas / Face Mask Making Business & Gifting Project

Domitila Escalante

El objetivo de este proyecto es poder establecer un mejor sistema de compra venta de materiales para la elaboracion de los cubrebocas. Domitila utilice su habilidad de Costurera y compra retazos de tela para elaborar mascaras protectoras y así contribuye con su comunidad. El proyecto wellbeing dará un respiro a este pequeño negocio,y fortalecerá la publicidad de sus productos entre la Comunidad.

The objective of this project is to establish a better system for buying and selling materials for the manufacture of face masks. Domitila uses her skills as a seamstress and buys pieces of fabric to make protective masks and thus contributes to her community. The wellbeing project will give a break to this small business, and will strengthen the publicity of its products among the Community.

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WestLA4BlackLives Film Expo

Janeé Lennox & Team

Janeé and her team will host a drive-in film expo here in Santa Monica to showcase the power of film by using it educate people about the Black Lives Matter move-ment. Their goal is to spread awareness and motivate people to get involved in helping the BIPOC community in Los Angeles and the United States.

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Jane Monteagle

Jane is organizing The Soilist Project which is a thermophilic compost demonstration set to begin November 8th at 8 a.m. and will last until its completion at Church in Ocean Park. She aims to teach her community about how to create compost and how to use it to promote sustainable living. With the help of volunteers and those in her community, she will donate the compost to raise awareness on how to cycle organic waste into making healthy soil.

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Economic Development through Youth Entrepreneurship

Kathleen Mulcahy

To expand the impact of the Youthful Savings Marketplace that Kathleen and team started in New York, she will be offering the “My Business Challenge” Program to those with entrepreneurial interests aged 14-24. Those chosen for the program will complete a 5-week remote class that will meet on a weekly basis to learn skills such as creating a viable business plan and creating an investor pitch beginning December 1st, 2020. Upon completion of the course, participants will be rewarded a $25 stipend toward their business plan.

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De mi cocina a la suya / From My Kitchen to Yours

Sofia Ramírez

Sofia expandirá su negocio de alimentos creando un canal de YouTube destinado a abordar los conceptos erróneos sobre la comida mexicana. En sus videos, com-partirá recetas importantes para su cultura y herencia para conectarse con su audi-encia y unir a las personas.

Sofia will expand her food business by creating a YouTube channel intended to address misconceptions surrounding Mexican food. In her videos, she will share recipes important to her culture and heritage to connect to her audience and bring people together.

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Creating Election Awareness for the Ethiopian Community in Santa Monica

Alemu Negaro

To increase voter turnout/registration rates among the Ethiopian Community, this project distributed impartial information in both Amharic and English to explain the importance of voting as well as inform households on local and statewide issues and candidates. Alemu hosted Zoom meetings including guest speakers to motivate participants for the November election.

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Comfort 4 COVID

Willa Wells

Willa will design and hand-crochet prayer shawls in partnership with local agencies to be sent to those who have been deeply impacted or suffered a familial loss as a result of COVID-19.

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Family Fitness~ Staying Healthy Amidst Social Distancing

Zakiya will host a 1 day, 3-hour fitness workshop to help families better their men-tal/physical health that may have been impacted as a result of COVID-19. It will focus on eating healthily and fitness tips to support families as the holidays draw near, as well as offer tips on emotional wellness amidst our new COVID-19 friendly lifestyle and activities. The workshop will be held on December 5th, 2020 and will include speakers and challenges!

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