Emily completed her capstone project by partnering with Camdentown Minneapolis. All quotes used below are from Emily's final Capstone presentation.
Camdentowns Mission: TRANSFORM THE CAMDENTOWN AREA INTO “A PLACE WHERE BLACK JOY, BLACK CULTURE, BLACK EXCELLENCE, AND BLACK OWNERSHIP COME TOGETHER TO CREATE VIBRANT BLACK FUTURES” (CAMDENTOWN MINNEAPOLIS, N.D)
Read more about Camdentown's work here.
What Emily Did
"In partnership we embarked, this project grand, With Camdentown's residents and businesses at hand, Exploring the essence of a housing market fair, In a neighborhood where Black wealth takes the air. We sought a thriving haven, sustainable and strong, Where Black joy and excellence could dance along, Both inclusive and expansive, breaking free, From rental and home models traditionally seen."
"I assisted in campaigning for funds and resources to build a coffee roastery in camdentown. This roastery will bring capital, interest, and jobs to Camdentown Center."
"Color and creativity was brought to Camdentown this past year through banners and a community led mural project! The fantastic artist Melodee Strong led the mural making as a part of the Flow Northside Art Crawl. Through these visual placemaking efforts, empty spaces were activated and identity was strengthened. This was made possible through the City of Minneapolis Community Planning & Economic Development Great Streets 2022 Business District funding."
"Organizing and marketing Camdentown's 2022 National Night Out was the highlight of my time at Camdentown. Bringing together all of the elements of Camdentown that make it great: local vendors, local food (Quince, Billy's Backyard BBQ, The Get Down), music, and art (mural unveiling, Spraytag workshop) for community members and those visiting the neighborhood.
I learned A LOT about the ins and outs of event organizing and man was it detailed work!"