Literacy, housing education, little league awarded grants
The neighborhood board voted this month to give $650 grants to three organizations. Since 2013, the Lockeland Springs Neighborhood Association has supported local projects that educate, enhance safety, build community, and beautify the neighborhood.
Tennessee Alliance for Progress
The alliance works on affordable housing issues and will use its grant money to promote local educational events. The alliance has scheduled an event, “Affordable Housing, Diversity and the Future of Lockeland Springs,” for 10:30 a.m. to noon on Saturday, May 30 at Village Church, 211 N. 11th Street (across from the East Branch Library). The free meeting will be facilitated by longtime Lockeland residents Bill Friskics-Warren, Michele Flynn and Nell Levin.
East Nashville Little League
The local little league, for ages 4 to 18, applied for a grant to aid in the purchase of equipment. The neighborhood association will be featured on a sponsorship sign at the ball field.
East Nashville Hope Exchange
The non-profit East Nashville Hope Exchange works on literacy for local at-risk children in first through third grades. The exchange has worked on literacy for more than 11 years and serves families in the Stratford and Maplewood clusters.
The annual grant application deadline is April 1.