“The Struggle Continues” Exhibit Wins Prestigious Award

The Marian Cheek Jackson Center recently received the NC Humanities Council’s Harlan Joel Gradin Award for Excellence in the Public Humanities for the exhibit: The Struggle Continues. 

The award is for public humanities projects that demonstrate substantial community input and involvement. Below is a photo from the award ceremony held in Charlotte, NC!

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Jackson Center, Self-Help Credit Union, and University Form Landbank

In an effort to create a more inclusive neighborhood here in Northside, Self-Help Credit Union and the Jackson Center have begun developing a “landbank.” This allows Self-Help to acquire available properties and sell them to affordable housing agencies or families interested in joining the Northside community.

This strategy follows the vision laid out by the Northside Neighborhood Initiative to create a community available to everyone- students, families, and longtime residents.

Read more about this strategy here.

Residents, University Staff, and Politicians Support the Northside Neighborhood Initiative

On March 9th, Mayor Kleinschmidt announced that the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is making a $3 million, 10 year, no interest loan to help revitalize the Northside community in Chapel Hill. Read more about this partnership between community members, Self-Help Credit Union and the Jackson Center, and the University here.

Chancellor Carol L. Folt asserted that, “UNC-Chapel Hill not only wants to be a part of this initiative, it must be a part of this initiative,” and added that the University can only be as strong as the communities around it.