CB Grant awarded Melrose Parent Group a grant for their project, "Reach toward the Stars, Motivational Mural at Melrose Elementary"
The CB Grant Program and the mural depicted above was highlighted yesterday in an article (page 6), "City Offers Grants to Beautify Neighborhoods" by Amy Lyons of the Beverly Press, a local newspaper serving West Hollywood, Hancock Park and Wilshire communities.
Mentioned in the article are some of the organization members and the projects that was funded in the area: Jim Etue, a mural at Melrose Elementary School; Theresa Dahl, a vegetable garden at Carthay Center Elementary School; a median beautification along Fairfax Avenue; and Krista Michaels, a tree planting along the Cahuenga Pass.
Theresa Dahl, Friends of Carthay Center, described the CB Grant program nicely when she said, “I feel that communities are divorced from their neighborhood schools, and one way to reinvigorate that support is with these grants. They serve as great connectors. The grant really empowers people in their community because you have to get pledges of volunteer hours from all different kinds of people. You have doctors working alongside janitors on these projects...it makes people realize they can make a huge difference in their community.”