GHCC Volunteer of the Year Amanda Ruthven and Harwood Community Association President Ryan Parnell will share the story of how their neighbors transformed Harwood through the use of greening projects, school partnerships, local events, grants, and more. Come learn how you can make similar change in your neighborhood.
Tell us about your background and why you chose to lead this particular workshop?
We have applied for several grants, large and small, sometimes getting them, sometimes not. The HNF grant was the most complicated one so far on account of all the stakeholders involved. We’d like to share the lessons we’ve learned and the successes we’ve had. The 2013 Harwood Neighborhood Block Party was a big hit, along the way we learned some valuable lessons about what works well and what adjustments we need to make the next time.
What do you hope participants will gain from attending your workshop? What actions will they be more prepared to take?
I hope that anyone with big ambitions about large grants and large events will come and grab a seat! Together we will learn about beautifying your neighborhood and putting on successful events.
What do you love most about living in Baltimore?
We met each other in Baltimore and are getting married in October!
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