At Movement Day Tucson in January 2021, 4Tucson's Poverty Reduction and Economic Opportunity teams met virtually with leaders and residents in the Amphi Neighborhood. Together, we collaboratively developed several ideas to help the community achieve the goals and address the challenges identified by residents and through research.
Since Movement Day Tucson, 4Tucson has been meeting monthly with leaders and residents to identify the best idea and develop it into an action plan. Our collaboration is called the Amphi Community Development Group and we have identified the first action plan to develop together: "Creating Brand Identity".
Residents, business owners, and organizations are encouraged to join these efforts by attending the monthly meetings.
Creating Brand Identity in the Amphi Neighborhood is designed to serve as a relationship-building, collaborative outreach.
We want to create essential connections that will help Amphi achieve its goals of healthy economic growth by building identity and pride in the community. Creating Brand Identity in Amphi requires multiple projects. The first project is called: "Amphi Market Day".
Amphi Market Day would be similar to a farmer’s market, with food trucks, local business vendors, produce, and crafter's booths, live music, dancing and demonstrations. This project is currently being developed by the Amphi Community Development Group. As members of this Group, 4Tucson has four representatives responsible for launching the project: Tracelyn Sutton, Director of 4Tucson's Economic Opportunity & Development Taskforce; Lynda Robinson, Director of 4Tucson's Poverty Reduction Taskforce; Thomas Cortese, Director of 4Tucson's Social Services Domain and Elizabeth Wilson, Grant Writer/Researcher for 4Tucson.