Grant Amount: $40,000 over one year
Award Category: Discretionary Grant Support
To support the 3rd Annual East Liberty Merchants' Black Arts and Wellness Harambee festival and 2nd Line Parade in East Liberty. Harambe is from the Swahili word meaning “let’s all pull together,” which is part of the goal of the festival, held in Aug. 2022.
PPYPA partners with other community organizations hosting similar events throughout the city. The festivals serve as opportunities for youth, parents, local business owners, artists, community leaders, organizations and others to come together and celebrate, but also to share education and job opportunities, health and wellness information and to have a space for multi-generation families to gather and enjoy.