The Corazon de Trinidad Creative District Board attends "Theory of Change" workshop, presented by SCCOG through a DOLA grant.
The Creative District Board of Directors announces great strides in meeting their goals to be ready for increased activity in the District and, most specifically, the Space to Create Community Center. To this end, members of the board have met with the Artspace team from Minnesota, receiving updates on the project designs and funding; received confirmation from the IRS of its 501(c)3 non-profit status; met with the City Manager and Director of Economic Development to learn about plans for enhancing collaboration, coordination, and process uniformity among all City departments and Boards and Commissions; and received training in the Theory of Change Roadmapping process.
Artspace and the City were denied their request for funding through CHFA, which was a long shot at best. The partners have quickly moved into other funding options and feel that this delay will put the project only a few months behind schedule. Every indicator points to a late spring 2017 groundbreaking.
With the 501(c)3 designation, the Creative District Board can now start writing for grants to bolster their revenue stream component and ensure future projects in the District.
Clarifying procedures with all City entities comes at the perfect time for the Creative District which is accelerating its planning and readiness for the Space to Create project.
Finally, through a grant from DOLA (Department of Local Affairs) to COG, Corazon de Trinidad Creative District Board is working on a 10 to 20 year Roadmap, based on The Theory of Change model, which will guide all decision-making going forward and ensure success for the District and for the economic growth of the entire community.