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ish Garage

Youth Participatory Action Research | Community Center | Youth Empowerment

Youth created community center located in an inner city, underserved BIPOC community

Location - Northside, Cincinnati, OH

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Installation - 2021 - Present

Funding - $900,000 Jim Joseph Foundation Grant

Design Needs - Safe and inclusive community center located in an underserved BIPOC-focused community

Design Challenge - How do we (young people ages 12-17) design a community space that is safe, welcoming, and inclusive to all who use it?

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Bridge Building - Established robust partnerships with local nonprofits, mental healthcare providers, schools, university departments, and community leaders

Impact - 5K visits, 58 new community-based partnerships established, 87 teen-centered experiences, 124 community-focused experiences and workshops

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The Teen Think Tank, creators of the ish Garage and led by Allison presented their research project to the American Educational Research Association's 2023 Annual Meeting

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