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NC3 Chalk Talk: Simple, radical, and beautiful

NC3 Chalk Talk has been hitting the streets this fall!

Network organizer Cassandra writes about the Chalk Talk campaign and the impact it’s having in our community:

“NC3 College Chalk Talk is a radical yet simple idea of writing positive and informational messages about education on the sidewalks of urban Louisville. We want to get the word out to communities about the importance of education and how to take the steps to be ready for college. During Chalk Talk we write test dates, financial aid information, and encouraging quotes to keep education on peoples’ minds. NC3 started Chalk Talk in late September with just three staff members chalking the sidewalks of Smoketown around Youthbuild and Meyzeek Middle School. Since then, with the help of Network members, volunteers, and the community, we have grown Chalk Talk to cover several neighborhoods. Some places that have seen the power of Chalk Talk are the Shawnee Library, Wayside Christian Mission, Shelby Park, West End School, California Community Center, and more. The power of Chalk Talk can be seen in photographs but being right there in the action shows it best! Children and young people that participate are so inspired by using their creativity to make public art. Their designs on how school is fun for them and the value of education is truly inspiring. Join us in continuing the Chalk Talk movement for November College Application Month!”

NC3 is organizing two more Chalk Talk dates in November

  • Thursday, November 15th, 4:30-5:30 PM at Nativity Academy (529 E Liberty). Stick around for Network Nite after Chalk Talk.
  • Friday, November 16th, 3:30 PM at City Hall (601 W Jefferson)
  • Monday, November 19th, 4:30-5:30 PM at Parkland Boys and Girls Club (3200 Greenwood Avenue)

Can’t make it to one of these dates?  Grab some chalk and hit the streets with your own educational messages and illustrations!  Be sure to take photos and share it on social media with the #NC3ChalkTalk tag.

Want to see photos of NC3 Chalk Talk?  You can find photos on our Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Flickr.  Network members and others in the community are also creating Chalk Talk; search the #NC3ChalkTalk tag on Twitter, Instagram, and Flickr to see Chalk Talk throughout neighborhoods in Louisville.

You can support NC3 Chalk Talk as a public art project on Fund for the Arts Power2Give!  Power2Give is an online fundraising tool that is easy to share online with your friends.  Even small donations will push the NC3 Chalk Talk campaign to our goal, and we are relying on the power of the Network to spread the word!  More info:  http://power2give.org/kentucky/Project/Detail?projectId=1197

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