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2021 - Buildout of the Resilience Hub

  • Partial re-opening of the Center and resetting of programming due to the COVID disruption and rolling out the Buildout of the Resilience Hub

  • Formally establishes MOU with Urban Sustainability Director’s Network

  • Selected for Department of Housing and Urban Development – Community Project Fund (via Representative Holmes Norton Office) ($910k, Pending FY2022 funding), for the resilience hub buildout.

  • Awarded Solar & Battery Backup feasibility study grant by Clean Energy Group ($10K)

  • Awarded organizational capacity building grant by Clean Energy Group ($10k)

  • Configuration of infrastructure to enable hybrid meetings supported by the American Cities Climate Challenge Justice-40 grant ($30k)

  • Design of community outreach and communications strategy supported by the Prince Charitable Funds grant ($100k)

  • Launch of the first annual Juneteenth Community Resilience Celebration

  • FCEC becomes, for the first time a host site for the SYEP, launching its first structured summer youth program serving middle to high-school students.

  • First multi-day on-site art exhibit