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Dear Friends,

The team at Enough Pie hopes you had a nourishing and restorative holiday season as we enter 2020, a year that invites clarity of vision & purpose for us all. 

EP’s mission is to use creativity to connect & empower our community in Charleston’s Upper Peninsula. When a project begins, seeds are planted that take years to harvest as they grow, evolve and change in ways we never imagined.

A good example of sprouted seeds is EP’s partnership with the Bridgeview community. In 2016, we organized a summer arts program at Bridgeview, but it did not take off until the following year, when former resident Ace Alexander stepped in to start an arts-focused summer camp at the residence, which is home to over 300+ school-aged kids. As there was no space to hold this camp onsite, EP worked with management team to clear out a storage room and Ace and her team set up a space in 2017 to embark on what has now become a free annual arts summer camp.
2019 Community Mural, Bridgeview
At the 2019 session, the children created a collaborative mural in the room, with the hopes that it would one day become a community room versus a storage room -- a place for both children and parents to gather, connect, and meet. 

With the help of our partners at the Department of Recreation, we are proud to share that this community room is now up and running, and offering after school support daily starting this afternoon, with the vision for this to grow to support parents, community meetings and more.  If you have an interest in volunteering or being part of this afterschool support, please contact us!
This community room, which has taken almost 3 years to organically grow and become fully formed from a summer camp effort, illustrates Enough Pie’s process. Our projects start simply with affordable, hands-on, creative collaborations, and often expand as trust and relationships are built. In this way, EP projects and our community are more deeply woven together, with creative expression and community engagement at the core, creating stronger connections in an area that is rapidly changing. 

We are all woven together in this world - we are interdependent. The seeds we plant together today will be harvested tomorrow. Enough Pie has been planting seeds along Upper King street for years: the Butterfly Book Nook, creative crosswalks, “Please Slow Down” signs, Bowls & Bingo, the Indigo Vat Shack.

This spring, these sprouted seeds will be at the root of the community awakening of an underpass park on Upper King Street. In collaboration with the Parks Department, this community-led park rejuvenation will feature over 40 artistic murals, a new basketball court, children’s equipment and potentially a model rain garden. The goal is to celebrate the new park on Memorial Day, 2020 so please save the date! 
Plans for Awakening Vivian Moultrie Park, Spring 2020

In addition to our partners & collaborators, Enough Pie's fantastic Board of Directors has done an amazing job of steering our organization, helping us plant and sow seeds of change one project at a time. 

L-R: Shanequa Singletary, Bennett Jones (staff), Joe Clarke, David Pastre, Susan Gregory, KJ Kearny (past member), Julie Montgomery, Cathryn Davis (staff), Marques Stubbs, and Kate Nevin, Founder & Chair. Not pictured: Leize Gaillard, LaVanda Brown Johnson, John Kenney, Lane McCluer and Seabrook Whaley

Enough Pie is honored to be part of co-creating projects with people in Charleston, and we remain committed to building open, free spaces where everyone is welcome, history is honored, and the future is forged collectively. We appreciate your support of our work and hope you will come weave with us in the New Year!

In Joy & Appreciation,
Cathryn Davis
cathryn@enoughpie.org

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