ReClaim Central Ambassadors ’17

In the winter of 2016-17, Grounded recruited a dozen Central Hill District residents, called Ambassadors, to lead the movement for reclaiming vacant lots. The Ambassadors participated in a total of 6 classes and workshops to learn about the process of reclaiming vacant land. Throughout the classes, the Ambassadors designed their own vacant lot projects and rallied their communities to bring the projects to life. In the spring of 2017, the Ambassadors began work on vacant lots around the Hill District.

By transitioning forgotten spaces into vibrant community assets, ReClaim Central equips residents to put their own ideas into action and helps fuel an ongoing revitalization process. In total, 5 vacant lot projects were implemented. You can read more about each Ambassador and their projects below.


1. Louise Powe

2. Gail Felton

3.Brenda Toley

4.Pamela Walker

5.Tamaira Binion

6.Phyllis Ghafoor

7.Cherly Larry

8.Willie Larry

9.Shamaiia Watkins

10.Rhonda Lockett

11. Ta’sean Fields