Prepare to Launch: Reflections from Resident Alum Anna Maffey
Walking through the doors of 1805 Elm Street may look different each time you visit, but it feels more familiar and welcoming the more you get involved. People's Liberty is a welcoming environment that breeds creativity and inspires positive change in all of us.
My life post-residency is a reflection of just that. Recognizing my skills and personality might pair well with a few key community partners, PL invited me to stay on the team and continue serving as the Camp Washington Globefront Community Manager. Additionally, they partnered me with two amazing Camp organizations—Sew Valley and Wave Pool—to help these growing initiatives expand their capacity and ramp up their design/communication capabilities. Throughout 2018, I've been able to put my design skills to good use and develop impactful projects with some amazing people! I've also enjoyed working closely with so many People's Liberty grantees including Elisa Hoffman (School Board School), and Globe Grantees: LOOK, AFBC, and soon: SkateAble.
Being a part of the People's Liberty community—whether it be as a Grantee (last chance to redesign the Globefront!), as a Resident (applications open now!), or as a volunteer/friend/partner/comrade/visitor/guest—opens so many doors. The opportunities are endless for those brave enough to say YES.