Linelly Olmeda Santos, Building Community Through Movement and Dance, Holland, MI

by | Apr 12, 2017 | What Does $1000 Do?

Receiving this grant has empowered me to develop new projects for people in the community that might be voiceless or neglected. There are numerous needs in different communities and areas of the world.

In this case, seeing how these children came week after week and shared about their lives while engaging in movement, games and dance and seeing how valuable it became for them gave me a deeper understanding of the value of my work. This also gave me the opportunity to learn that it is not only about me voicing out the needs of a community, but about giving the tools so that as a community we can voice together our needs.

Written by Milena Fraccari