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Shoal Creek Prentice Village - University of Montevallo

Shoal Creek Prentice Village - University of Montevallo

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Overview:(
The!purpose!of!this!project!is!to!highlight!the!beauty!within!the!neighborhood!surrounding!Montevallo!Middle!School.!This!neighborhood!houses!treasures!that!can!be!lost!to!passersby!who!only!see!the!properties!that!are!in!disrepair.!The!vision!for!the!project!is!to!create!a!village,!which!can!be!a!cornerstone!of!the!City!of!Montevallo!and!serve!as!a!model!for!improving!other!communities!within!the!area.!We!anticipate!that,!with!the!right!type!of!support!from!within!the!neighborhood!and!the!broader!community,!houses!can!be!restored!to!their!original!condition!or!better,!the!Housing!Authority!can!be!a!place!of!peace!and!beauty,!Montevallo!Middle!School!can!serve!as!an!educational!hub!for!continuing!education!classes!and!the!community!can!be!redesigned!for!safer!and!more!efficient!land!and!street!use.!!!
Implementation(Steps:((((
 
November(2011:
!Formed!Shoal!Creek!Prentice!Village!Task!Force!
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Comprised!of!neighborhood!residents,!city!leaders,!Habitat!for!Humanity!staff,!and!University!of!Montevallo!representatives!
 
March(2012:
!Presentation!of!neighborhood!beautification!awards!
 
April(2012:
!over!300!university!students!volunteer!during!the!“Big!Event,”!with!a!central!focus!on!SCPV
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Painted!4!homes!and!roofed!one!in!collaboration!with!Habitat!for!Humanity!
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Removed!4!truckloads!of!debris!from!area
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Assisted!residents!with!lawn!maintenance!and!landscaping!projects!!
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June(2012:
!Launched!Service!Learning!Course!SOC411/511:!“Rural!Environments,!Communities,!and!WellBeing”!to!support!efforts
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Asset!mapping!and!needs!assessment!
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Neighborhood!cleanup!and!lawn!maintenance!!
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Ideas:!Ways!to!link!generations!
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Newsletter!
 
July(2012:
!Painted!two!houses!in!collaboration!with!Habitat!for!Humanity!
 
July(2012:
!Awarded!$8,000!David!Mathews!Center!Internship!Grant
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September(2012:
!Awarded!$450,000!Community!Development!Block!Grant!for!infrastructure!improvements
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November(2012:(
First!issue!of!“Prentice!Village!Voice,”!newsletter!written!by!MMS!6
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!graders,!published!and!distributed!throughout!the!community
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Future(Planned(Projects:(
 
Community!Garden!
 
Historical!research!project!
 
Provide!community!education!courses!at!middle!school!
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GED,!budgeting,!fitness!and!nutrition,!gardening!!
 
Middle!School!Sculpture!projectUniversity!Service!Learning!Course!!
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