Each month, a featured community partner will provide a new collaborative activity to help residents socialize and learn about the organization's mission and purpose. At the end of the program series, participants can enjoy a special guided bus tour of favorite local sites.
Project Name: Community Spotlight
Purpose: Encourage social connection for Westerly residents and information exchange with local organizations and businesses
Grant Funding Amount: $3,000
Key Elements: Different fun activity sponsored by a different partner every month; participants who attend three or more events have a guaranteed seat on a special community tour
Target Audience: Newcomers and long time residents
Community Support: Manfredi Farms, Save the Bay, Westerly Land Trust, Jonnycake Center, United Theatre, Grey Sail Brewing, Literacy Volunteers, YMCA, Stand Up for Animals
Use of grant funds: Program publicity, staff, program supplies
Team members Amber Lavallee, Erik Caswell, Bill Lancellotta, and Amanda Sperry, with Jeanine Esposito (left) and Dawn La Valle (right)
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