Creating a new cultural destination in the Historic Northwest District of West Palm Beach on the site of the Sunset Lounge, a former prominent jazz club and surrounding land.
Creating a sports field and gym as part of The Underline, a proposed 10-mile linear park underneath the Miami-Dade Metrorail, to provide quality of life incentives to talented young adults.
Creating a design studio that will engage local youth to identify and create solutions to transform vacant lots in their neighborhood with low-cost materials.
Expanding economic opportunity for members of the community in need of new skills and careers by training them to turn debris from infested and diseased trees into furniture and art.
Creating “urban glens”—inviting spaces with trees, lights and hammocks—on vacant and overgrown lots to encourage people to meet and connect, while cleaning up city-owned properties.
To strengthen a culture of civic engagement in three Knight communities by supporting nonpartisan workshops that surface new nonpartisan projects intended to make the voting experience more joyful.
To support talent attraction and retention in San Jose by expanding Bikepool, a social and safe bike commuting service, that aims to decrease single-occupancy vehicle commuting and increase community engagement through biking.
To improve the design of public spaces in San Jose by matching early stage City of San Jose infrastructure projects with pro bono, nationally recognized architecture and design firms, as part of an effort to enhance the city's culture of engagement.
To promote economic opportunity by supporting the creation of San Jose Public Library WORKS, a workforce development and employment training center at the Martin Luther King Jr. Library in downtown San Jose.
To promote journalism talent and leadership by supporting the International Center for Journalists to pilot a fellowship program in the United States for journalists from 14ymedio, an independent online news organization in Cuba.
Introducing new audiences to collecting art by starting an art rental program, where any resident with a library card can check out works to display in their home
Akron Songwriters Workshop: Promoting the art of songwriting by hosting a weeklong summer songwriters workshop for Akron residents