Tari Walker, Cierra McMurtry, Mario Brooks, Caleb Thomas, and Benjamin Banks
Project: Bubble Brunches
Program: Civic Engagement Challenge — "How can we use creativity to increase civic engagement in Chattanooga?"
This series of brunches aims to inspire marginalized communities to take small but powerful actions, and to engage with what is going on outside of their bubbles. At the end of each Bubble Brunch, guests will leave with an idea for a community service project to implement within 3 weeks. They will leave with new contacts within their own communities, along with contacts from the broader community, that they will immediately rely on to accomplish their service project. They will create unity with communities that are not their own through acts of service for one another.
The Causeway Challenge is an ideas contest centered around a specific question, that empowers individuals to pilot their ideas for community change, with grassroots funding and hands-on coaching.