TILT DOWN-FENCE: Successful Grand Finale event!

We would like to extend our thanks to everyone that made the Tilt-Down Fence an incredible success. On Saturday, we had a wonderful turnout at our grand finale event. It was a combination of efforts from many talented and dedicated people. We are grateful to our team of designers, volunteers, and generous donors that made the project possible.

Our final event had a beautiful, family-friendly atmosphere. We had community members come from all over Dorchester. We would like to give a special thank you to Alexandra from the All Dorchester Sports League (ADSL), Leslie MacWeeney from Living Art with Friends and her student volunteers, and Author Tzu-Yu Su for making the event a big success.

Last Saturday was a major milestone for BR-A-CE. We launched our featured publication for the Tilt-Down Fence project titled, “The Ladder Falls and Forms a Bridge.” The book is a collection of children’s poems. It was translated into Chinese, Spanish, and Vietnamese as a way to celebrate the immigrant experience and cultural diversity in Dorchester. The heartfelt poems were written by our trusted friend and author Tzu-Yu Su, and the beautiful illustrations were done by Gina Baek. The book is available on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Ladder-Falls-Forms-Bridge/dp/1367246210/ref=sr_1_1?s=hi&ie=UTF8&qid=1474484879&sr=8-1&keywords=the+ladder+falls+and+forms+a+bridge


Alexandra from the All Dorchester Sports League (ADSL) came with an assortment of sports equipment, board games, and children’s activities.  Alexandra recently graduated from Brown University with a degree in Public Health and is currently doing outreach and communications for ADSL. Her activities drew in children from the community and added a lot of energy to the event. We were happy to have participants of all ages.  ADSL is a local non-profit that is dedicated to providing the resources to live a healthy, active lifestyle to the youth of Dorchester. Alexandra chose the field because of her passion for fitness, health, and the issue of child obesity. She became involved in the All Dorchester Sports League through Americorps. According to her, Alexandra loves working for ADSL because of their strong sense of community and welcoming atmosphere. ADSL offers a range of free and affordable programs for youth including cooking classes, fitness, sports leagues, and homework help.The All Dorchester Sports League is an amazing place that offers a wide range of programs including healthy cooking classes, fitness and well-being courses, sports leagues, and homework help. All of their programs are either free or offered at very affordable prices.  For more information, have a look at their website: http://www.alldorchestersports.org/

We were also very happy to have Leslie MacWeeney and her student volunteers come by from the Dorchester Branch of the Boston Public Library. Leslie MacWeeney runs an incredible non-profit called Living Art. Last year, Living Art did a project that empowered young artists to do life-sized portraits of first responders on donated doors. They are currently fundraising to run the successful project again this year. Click on this link for more information and please consider donating to this amazing project: https://www.gofundme.com/2awsz64 Check out the moving stories and paintings from last year on the Living Art website: https://livingartboston.wordpress.com/

Stay tuned for future projects from BR-A-CE. We hope to hear your ideas and feedback.





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