Thursday, March 14, 2013

Cayce Place Revitaliza​tion Foundation Meeting - TONIGHT

Sorry for the late notice, if you don't already know about this very important meeting. It's a very important meeting and effort for all of East Nashville, but particular to the people (including 1200 children) who live and try everyday to survive in Cayce Place.

The most important thing we can do at this stage is ensure a large turnout for the first public meeting.

Please share this information with 5 friends/neighbors and bring two people with you to the meeting tomorrow.

WHAT: Public meeting for the redevelopment of Cayce Place.

WHEN: 6pm on Thursday, March 14th.

WHERE: Martha O’Bryan Center (711 South 7th St., Nashville, TN 37206)

To appreciate the magnitude of the potential, consider the outcome of the revitalization of East Lake Meadows – once the most violent public housing project in Atlanta. Violent crime has fallen 90% since the revitalization. Prior to the revitalization, only 5% of 5th graders met state standards; today 98% of 5th graders are meeting state standards.

The key components of holistic revitalizations are:

Attractive housing in amenity rich community
Genuine mixed income housing
World class educational opportunities
Broad array of social services

Nashville has never done this before.

The Cayce Place Revitalization Foundation was created to build support for a holistic revitalization that incorporates those key components. We are an independent, community led non-profit advocacy and advisory group dedicated to breaking the cycle of multi-generational poverty and creating an environment where families thrive. We will help inform and engage the broad community, but we cannot do it alone. We need everyone to participate in this public process. This opportunity will not come up again for 50-60 years. Please show your interest by attending the meeting.

We appreciate Mayor Dean’s leadership in initiating this process. It clearly illustrates his commitment to all families in Davidson County, especially those locked in multi-generational poverty. By working together, we have a real opportunity to lift families up and help the 1,200 children of Cayce Place realize their full potential.

Visit our website for more information and provide your contact information to stay informed and get engaged. Follow us on Twitter @cayceplace.