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Demolition has Begun

Updated: Apr 25, 2023

We are so very excited to share with you a project that will literally change our physical space at We All Rise: African American Resource Center. Please read about the project below, but first, we would like to say "THANK YOU!!" to the team that made this dream a reality - Group Three from 2022 Leadership Green Bay.

Joshua Adams | Camera Corner

Adam Geiser | Cellcom

Nicole Hanley | The Salvation Army

Spencer Larson | The Green Bay Packers

Whitney Schmaus | Paper Transport

Jill Sobieck | United Way

Nicole Soulis | 5G Benefits

Erica Van Asten | Howard-Suamico School District

Thanks to our incredible 2022 Leadership Green Bay group project, "Youth Room Renovation-Building Inclusive Spaces that Empower", we were able to reimagine the use and design of two youth rooms at our agency. We are partnering with CJ & Associates, Inc. to design and remodel the space.

The space slated for remodeling is heavily used for youth and community-based programming where students come together to study and do homework, adults and families engage in programming, community education workshops, and parent/child playgroups, and it also provides a safe space for children while adults are receiving services. The renovation will include the removal of walls and a drop ceiling, closing unused doorways, removal of paneling, updates to wiring for lighting, redesigning an unused entryway, removing old carpeting, fresh paint, and bathroom updates. The addition of new stackable chairs, nesting tables, shelving, and storage will provide an opportunity to rearrange the space for multiple purposes. Updated paint colors and installation of culturally appropriate artwork will create a space that is welcoming and culturally representative of the clients that come to the resource center. We believe that creating a culturally representative space will communicate belonging, validate the lived and historical experiences of others, and encourage meaningful engagement. welcoming and culturally representative space for

Initial supporters include Green Bay Packers Give Back, Amerhart, Cellcom, Green Bay Downtown Rotary Club, Network Health Plan, Paper Transport, and Schneider National. We All Rise also generously committed in-kind support for this project as well.

Help us to reach our fundraising goal, donate through our online portal here!

Photos are from April 25th 2023 update:

The photos below are from day 1 of demolition:

What is Leadership Green Bay? Leadership Green Bay, a program of the Greater Green Bay Chamber, began in 1985 by 12 dedicated citizens who wanted to ensure that their legacy of leadership would continue for years to come. Since then, this professional program has grown to educate more than 1,200 leaders who have completed more than 150 projects that have shaped the Greater Green Bay area. Click here for more Leadership Green Bay information.

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