A collaboration of seven different non-profits purchased the CAMP building at 3022 Cherokee in 2003 to build deeper roots into the community and have a public location for their efforts. The organizations included the Greens, Confluence newspaper, SWEAT bikeshop, Beehive Collective among other. CAMP has host numerous art and health events over the years, especially since our grand opening of the 1st floor in 2007. Here is a list of 2009-2010 Accomplishments:
Selected 2009-10 Accomplishments (A typical year of events)
30 meetings of Intercambio, the Spanish-English cultural exchange meetings
4 Community garden and garden bed construction days at Cherokee Real garden
9 Sunday bike workshops
12 art and health workshops with Grace Space girls
40 Community Yoga sessions
Over 45 community events including Kwanzaa, Holiday Fiesta, fundraisers, theater practice, music, and art events
Collaborated with Cherokee businesses and non-profits to establish the Cherokee Real public art community garden
Initiated People's Joy Parade during Cinco de Mayo, Cherokee Street's only multicultural parade;
CAMP also supports the WasabiNet which provides free wireless internet access to Cherokee Street. The Gateway Green Alliance hosts many events at CAMP and in the community including monthly community forums. CAMP participated in the Operation Brightside neighborhood clean-ups and monthly community potlucks.
Installed new energy efficient historic windows on 2nd floor with funding from City of St. Louis and private sources.
Hosted the Finder's Hive--recycled art materials as part of the Upcycle Exchange
Hosted numerous events including, "May These Changes Make us Light" theater rehearsals, FreeSales, CheroFlea Market, DeMenil Mansion Community Collaboration, Love-O-Rama tour, environmental education events, Interactive Print Making workshop, What Cheer! marching band, Lead focus group, Chatauqua Art group, What Cheer! Marching Band, Boxcutter Cabaret and puppet theater, Houses for Haiti art opening, Pastors for Peace, Mountain Top Removal roadshow, Cherokee Street Footbeat, and movies on mental health, art and media.
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