Summer 2020 was the first year that Flower City Noire Collective was a host site for the Summer of Opportunity Program. This was an amazing feat for us because we were able to host a group of 5 youth through the program and we hired our first intern to assist us. For FCNC it allowed us to experiment further with our methods of youth engagement while stretching our capacity to work on the projects of the season.
This summer we took nature trips and explored Rochester and native vegetation on the trails through Maplewood Area. We went to Letchworth State Park and Durand Beach to show youth the beauty of nature that is right around us. In these explorations, we were able to build relationships and have fun.
In our 6 week program, the youth built skills and engaged with nature in new ways. Our holistic approach to youth engagement provided the opportunity for personal and professional development. All of our program participants opened bank accounts in the program and learned beginner financial literacy.
We are so proud and appreciative for each youth and family who participated this year!
Flower City Noire Collective invites you to join Your Silence Will Not Protect You: A Black Feminist Study of Identity, Gender & Sexuality, a Reading & Discussion Group sponsored by a Humanities New York Vision/ Action Grant. Using the celebrated writings of Audre Lorde, poet, mother and black feminist, we will discuss the ancestral and contemporary complexities of identity, gender, and sexuality in 6 sessions, that will creatively engage community conversation. Facilitated by Flower City Noire Collective cofounder, Kristen Walker. Hosted at NOIRE HOUSE, 1392 Dewey Ave, Rochester, NY. Please email or call to register. Space is limited to 12 participants. Child-Care and refreshments provided. To register and for more information contact Kristen at email@example.com | 585.466.4733 |
Read with Flower City Noire Collective (FCNC) is a book club/meet-up for women. We meet bi-weekly and YOU are invited to join us for our WINTER EDITION!!! We are reading Octavia Butlers’ Parable of The Sower and we will learn more about the author with our supplemental media. More information can be found in the graphics & we hope to see you there!!!
It is the mission of Flower City Noire Collective (FCNC) to elevate womxn of color and marginalized folks in their communities using a holistic approach; to organize neighbors with imagination for resilient emergence, We emphasize the values of collective leadership, collective work and responsibility, collective education, and sustainability through skill sharing. FCNC seeks to fill the void of safe, black centered spaces in Rochester, NY that center around black joy, black love, and understanding.
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