2014 Focus 2020 Grants

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Photo of last year's Focus 2020 CAG Awardees with Indianapolis Mayor Greg Ballard and Tim Nation FOCUS 2020 COMMUNITY ACTION GRANTS   We are very excited to announce our 2014 Focus 2020 Community Action Grant recipients! We recently awarded $24,954 in grants to 8 local community activists to support projects designed to create a more welcoming and engaged greater Indianapolis community. 2014 Focus 2020 Community Action Grant Awardees: - David Durica: #bereconciled - $5,000 grant Dialogue will be facilitated within diverse groups, featuring a storytelling presentation teaching reconciliation. Participants will be invited to identify/photograph their "Claim to Change" to contribute to the art installation, a collage. - Michelle Winkelman: Beyond Perceptions: Immigration - $3,805 Youth artists and foreign-born adults will be paired to exchange stories and thoughts on the topic of immigration and will create art based on that exchange. The project will culminate in an exhibit at the Indianapolis Art Center.  - Stephanie Putt: Children's International Folk Dance Festival - $900 Will provide scholarships to allow Indiana children to learn and perform international folk dances. - Vanessa Gibbs: GGMBC Summer Youth Academy - $1,410 grant In partnership with Indy Parks, will englighten, engage, instruct and transform youth on the aspect of how much bigger communal life is than we are as individuals.  - Karen Harper: Indy Sun Circle Initiative - $2,700 grant Will create a weekly circle experience with a group of local participants so each 1)