- Date Awarded
- Grant Period
- 10/01/12 to 09/30/15
- Focus Area
- Knight Arts Challenge
- Miami, FL
To engage and inspire young artists by having them create murals in Overtown's historic Dorsey Park commemorate it as the home of South Florida's Negro League baseball team.
To engage and inspire young artists, Urgent Inc. will help young people create murals in Overtown’s historic Dorsey Park to commemorate it as the home of South Florida’s Negro League baseball team. Artist Kadir Nelson will help mentor young people as they work on the murals and learn about a time and place that connects them to their cultural past. The 30 murals created will be officially dedicated to the players of the Negro and Cuban leagues.
URGENT Inc. is a community-based organization whose mission is to empower young minds to transform communities. It does this by promoting shared leadership through empowerment, education and engagement to create collective well-being. Urgent Inc. chooses to work with individuals and communities that are most in need of transformation because its vision is that all people will have the social, educational and economic resources to thrive. It believes elders are the anchors of communities, parents are the coaches, but young people are the drivers of change.