Building a Brighter Neinas
The transformation of three abandoned lots into a safe place where children and their families can play, grow, and dream!
The friends of Neinas are changing lives by changing those abandoned lots into a soccer field, a place for students to display art, and a place where the community can come together!
The students, with the help of their teachers, have begun dreaming about all that those lots could be!
Step 1. Acquistion of Land
Step 2. Grade the Land
Step 3. Build soccer field, recycling bins/trash cans
Step 4. Add student Art Exhibits, picnic tables, rain water barrels
Step 5. Plant butterfly garden, little library
why we’re doing it
In the past eight years, the community around Neinas, the school, and parents have worked really hard to get three blighted buildings down that were not only an eye-sore to the neighborhood but a danger to the children.
In 2015, a collaboration of people came together, and started planning all that those lots could be. The students started dreaming! The students took surveys, compiled that data, built models of their dreams, and presented to Universities and other donors. While all that happened, the Friends of Neinas, worked on being able to acquire land, put together budgets, and cut through red tape.
The planning is complete and now we are ready to move forward with those plans!
In order to make these dreams a reality for this community, we need $20,000!