In March, 2015, the trustees of the Ann Arbor Awesome Foundation awarded a $1,000 grant to Melissa Stek, a Masters of Social Work student at the University of Michigan. Stek received the award on behalf of the Washtenaw Interfaith Coalition for Immigrant Rights teen group with which she works. The money will fund a public mural, outside Ypsilanti’s Dos Hermanos market, on the subject of immigration.
An interview with Stek on the origins of the project, the timeline for completion, and the awesome young men and women behind the initiative, can be found here.
[If you have an awesome idea as to how you could make our community better with a $1,000 grant, apply to the Ann Arbor Awesome Foundation.]