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24 Hour Citizen Project Facilitates Funding for Community Projects

Acadiana Center for the Arts in Downtown Lafayette will host the fifth iteration of the 24 Hour Citizen Project, an event for citizens to present community enhancement ideas and compete for funding.

Posted: Nov 4, 2021 8:13 AM

November 3, 2021 - Lafayette, LA – Acadiana Center for the Arts in Downtown Lafayette will host the fifth iteration of the 24 Hour Citizen Project, an event for citizens to present community enhancement ideas and compete for funding.

Teams of citizens will receive guidance from area professionals before pitching their ideas to a panel of backers and an audience at the event on Saturday, November 6, 2021, in an effort to receive funding and make their projects possible.This year, seven teams were selected by an organizing committee to pitch their ideas at the event.

Team “Oasis Neighborhood Food Pantry” will serve as an alternative food resource and will feature cool items, non-perishables, and fresh fruit & vegetables.Team “French Murals” wants to create word-based French murals around Acadiana.Team “Lemonade Stand” wants a lemonade stand built by the Gran Berry Boys & Girls Club to teach entrepreneurial skills to club members.Team “E.A.T.” wants to launch a program for student athletes to provide educational resources.Team “Mad Thinkers” is a traveling pop-up theater workshop that provides a preforming arts outlet for youth in our community.Team “Human Library” creates a safe space for dialogue where topics are discussed openly between people.

Team “Creole Garsons” aims to increase male participation in the performing arts.“These seven teams were selected, because our team really felt they encompass the goals of the 24 Hour Citizen Project,” says founder and event organizer Butch Roussel. “We received so many great applications, but these resonated so well with the committee, and we all saw what truly positive change their success could mean for the community.” The pitch will take place at 6pm on Saturday, November 6, 2021, at the Acadiana Center for the Arts, located at 101 W Vermilion St. in Downtown Lafayette. Attendance is free. Drinks will be available for purchase from the bar

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