This year’s projects for the Mothership will revolve around fighting gentrification. It is a well know fact that once the “artists” show up in a neighborhood of predominantly non-white citizens, it becomes a neighborhood at risk of development. This development almost never supports the resident community and places them at risk of loosing established neighbors in lieu of condos, Starbucks and Chipoltle. We want to work against this trend.
Three things are going to happen in the next year. The first, “Homework Help” is a service offered to residents of Swansborough and Manchester after school starting at 3:00pm every Wednesday beginning in September. We will offer a healthy snack, and tutoring or just quiet space to read and relax until 6:00pm. We are looking for volunteers for this program, you must pass a background check and have experience working with 9-17 year olds.
The second, is a gathering, the date TBD to listen to residents and community leaders of Swansborough and Manchester to see what they feel is a positive way to utilize The Mothership.
Lastly is to implement the idea put forth at these meetings that shows the most promise as an aid to the community.
As the date of the meeting is set, a sign up sheet will be attached to the website.