There are months when our regular pace get’s a caffeine boost of energy and off we go! This September our glass was filled to the brim with beautiful encounters, new works of art, and celebrations galore! As our dear outspoken neighbor and friend Gail McKeel recently quipped, “If you haven’t heard of GHC by now, after this September, I don’t know what to say.”

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We certainly did enjoy a hyperactive month with a surprise visit from Usher and filming at Studio Everything, a collaboration with Wayne-O-Rama and GHC visit from the artist Wayne White, our own executive director, Teal Thibaud was selected for the Chief Executive Program up at Harvard’s campus, we hosted an incredible neighborhood celebration: Glass Street LIVE, widely reviewed in local press and attended by nearby neighbors and many friends who experienced our beautiful streets for the very first time! We were proud to spotlight our National Parks Service that same weekend, with its Centennial Celebration press conference up at Sherman Reservation.

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Then with barely a breather, Thibaud and GHC co-founder Katherine Currin traveled up to NYC for the opening of the Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum’s exhibit: “By the People: Designing a Better America,” an exhibition of 60 collaborative designs from throughout the United States that featured Glass House Collective’s How-To Guide, as an example of scaleable design process. What a bonus to find GHC discussed in the accompanying NY Times article!

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While our director was away, Nikki Lewis, GHC Community Engagement Coordinator, finalized the arrangements for the National Night Out Event held October 4 at East Chattanooga Rec. Center, bringing together 7 area neighborhood associations and praised as a fun-filled positive event for everyone involved!

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We’ve been hard at work putting our grant funding from Education Foundation of America (EFA) to great use, so a big thank you to EFA for the opportunity to pour our energy and hearts into engagement with our wonderful community here.

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