Earlier this year, Community Living Campaign launched a Microgrant Project, inviting CLC staff to submit proposals for ideas that would build community and strengthen existing programs. Responding to community needs and incubating new projects has been at the heart of our work since we started 15 years ago. The projects also create opportunities to recognize leaders and for staff to work together across neighborhoods and programs.
Our selection committee awarded a microgrant to Miraloma Park Community Connector Darlene Ramlose for a community event where neighbors could see each other in person again while enjoying an evening with Sinatra tribute artist Perry D’Andrea. Darlene, Barbara Wheeler, fellow Sunnyside Community Connector Olivia, and neighborhood volunteers organized dinner and dessert for their neighbors. The Sunday event was lively, with plenty of applause and appreciation for Mr. D’Andrea’s uncanny tribute to Frank Sinatra.