Local NStat: Polo Grounds Towers Voting

Welcome to Polo Grounds Chooses!

Let’s work together for a safe and healthy Polo Grounds Towers! This is your opportunity to make decisions for your neighborhood. 

Please review the 5 projects below, then click the vote button to select your top choice to invest $30,000 in your community!

Voting Window: 9/18 – 10/18 (CLOSED)

Project 1: Physical Space | Improvements to Play + Green Spaces

This project is an opportunity to renovate play & green spaces. Spaces will be co-designed with residents by hosting design workshops, identifying priority spaces, and creating stewardships. The upgrades can include vibrant murals that reflect the neighborhood, new park benches, gardens, signage, skate ramps, fitness equipment, or more. 

Project 2: Economic Stability | Entrepreneurship Programs for Residents

This project will connect residents interested in launching their businesses with a range of resources, including youth mentorship opportunities for entrepreneurship; business coaching for all ages that offers guidance on financial management and starting an LLC; and targeted events on funding opportunities for entrepreneurship and start-ups.

Project 3: Health and Well-being | More Healthy Food

This project focuses on increasing access to fresh, nutritious, and affordable food through various strategies, including food justice education and awareness campaigns to improve the quality of food in local markets, cooking demos, pop-up juice bars, and community dinners.

Project 4: Safety and Justice | Reduce Gun Violence

This project aims to increase community-based support in responding to and preventing gun violence with mini-grants. The grants will aid the following community-led strategies: training on peacemaking practices and restorative justice, intergenerational healing events, and increased access to therapeutic services.

Project 5: Youth Development | Youth Designed Projects

This project will co-create programming by youth for youth. There will be a range of opportunities, including arts and entrepreneurship programs; mentorship options to address trauma and provide healing circles, or peer-to-peer support groups; life skills training on financial management and healthy relationships; and expanded networks for youth to access a wider range of resources.