Tome Barros, Sidney Baptista, Donny Tavares & Project V
Describe your project.
Project V is a free-admission block party in the middle of what are supposed to be the most dangerous streets of Boston. A block party, promoting responsible drinking, aimed at bringing peace and changing the image of young minorities. A peaceful block party that brought together young adults from every ethnicity in the heart of Boston in the middle of rival gang turfs! 5 guys, 1 dream, in what turned out to be the biggest block party in the history of Boston. What started as a party has turned into a movement to take back their streets! Project V was born.
We are in the early stages of planning for Project V 2 which will be held on July 20, 2013. This year the event will be a lot bigger.
Mission Statement: Established in 2012, Project V is a Boston-based organization that seeks to increase civic engagement in what are historically underserved communities. Founded and managed by a group of young professionals, Project V works to combat stigmas associated with living in inner city communities by changing attitudes, building skills and creating powerful partnerships.
How will you use the grant?
Money from the grant will go directly to funding the Project V event on July 20, 2013: paying for rental space, equipment and hiring security.
Why and to whom is your project important?
Project V is important to anyone who wants to enjoy a peaceful event in their neighborhood. The idea is to go against social norms and prove that inner city young adults can be peaceful.