Posted on Thursday January 09, 2020
The Town of Matthews is one of 19 communities nationwide selected by America Walks to receive a Community Change Grant.
Matthews, NC - The Town of Matthews is one of 19 communities nationwide selected by America Walks to receive a Community Change Grant.
The grant will be used to improve connectivity between the McDowell Arts Center and the Matthews Community Center in the Cultural Arts District in downtown Matthews, as well as provide a safe crossing option for Elementary students who utilize this crosswalk daily. A unique crosswalk mural is planned for this area. The Town of Matthews is seeking an artist to design and install this mural. Visit www.matthewsfun.com
for more information.
Matthews was selected from over 400 applications for projects that demonstrate the passion, creativity, and commitment of local walking champions. Awardees will work with America Walks and other partners to successfully complete their projects and share their lessons with other community change agents. While the projects and programs work to improve walkability, the results of each grant will have a positive change on many areas of that community.
About America Walks: America Walks is a national non-profit organization dedicated to providing communities and advocates the resources to advance safe, accessible, and enjoyable places to walk and be physically active for all. The organization provides its diverse network of over 30,000 advocates and hundreds of local, state, and national organizations, with the tools, resources, and experts needed to build capacity, gain experiences, and successfully promote walking and walkability. Learn more at www.americawalks.org.