Progress Update: Walltown Neighborhood Sign

Draft Rendering of the Walltown Neighborhood Sign

The Amy E. Kelly Foundation is partnering with Walltown Community Association to design and build a Walltown Neighborhood welcome sign. The goal of the sign is to be a geographical marker for Walltown, to impart a welcoming feeling and to represent the ongoing legacy of Black self-determination. It will serve as a testament to those who came before, like George Wall and those who remain and want to maintain the sense of culture and identity that Walltown families helped to build over the generations.

Walltown has gained permission to place the sign at the Walltown Recreation Center on W. Club. They have connected with City Planning and Parks and Recreation staff to learn and work through the process of sign approvals. They have resized their original plans to accommodate space differences, lined up purchase and installation plans and have begun final steps toward city permitting. When implemented, this project is projected to impact over 2,000 individuals. This project is one of two proposals from 2021 in which a neighborhood chose to combine funds with a nonprofit to maximize desired outcomes.

This project was funded during FY 2021.

Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic and the circumstances it brought to us individually as well as to the work of teams together, some neighborhoods and organizations have been granted extensions to complete their projects with fidelity and submit their Evaluation and Reflection Reports accordingly. This is a progress report for a project with an extension. Information will be updated when the Evaluation and Reflection Report is submitted.