Client: Anchorage Urban League
Location: Anchorage, AK
Project Date: 2006-2012
Project Lead: Thea Agnew Bemben, Ellen Campfield Nelson, Arlene Wilson
Agnew::Beck helped the Anchorage Urban League form a volunteer board, achieve nonprofit status, obtain membership in the National Urban League, and create a website. The Anchorage Urban League is now nearly three years in existence, has established a successful track record of projects to increase economic and social parity between people of diverse cultural backgrounds living in Anchorage. We are currently working with the Anchorage Urban League to develop an ambitious project that will serve youth who are aging out of foster care and residential psychiatric settings by engaging them in a commercial greenhouse operation that will also provide age-appropriate behavioral health services. Agnew::Beck is helping to develop the business plan and pro forma for the project and to facilitate fundraising and project development.