Baptist Town Community Development opened the new BT Community Center in May. We are looking for someone passionate about connecting people to resources (such as education, health and employment related opportunities) to join our team in the early growth stages of this community led neighborhood hub.
To apply for this one year Americorps VISTA appointment send a resume to Emily Roush-Elliott at firstname.lastname@example.org. More information and application links coming soon.
Thanks to local Food Corps member, Sara Hazelnis, a Healthy Habits youth class is happening at the Baptist Town Community Center on Tuesdays this October. Yesterday’s class planted vegetable seeds. We’re looking forward to peas in November.
On Thursday, December 18th we celebrated the first families moving into the Baptist Town Cottage Project with a ribbon cutting ceremony. I was moved by the number of people who attended. Throughout the project, support has come from numerous individuals and organizations. I think that this generosity is rooted in an understanding that home is about more than walls and a roof, it is an avenue to financial stability and physical and emotional health. Just as important, I think the commitment that the larger Greenwood community has given to this project shows that a home is also what surrounds the structure. Healthy homes will lead to a more vibrant and equitable Greenwood.
Thank you Greenwood! For a video of the day visit Mississippi State University’s website where the Office of Public Affairs covered the ribbon cutting ceremony.
Photo credit Bryn Stole