Black History Month Free Breakfast Program in Hillcrest

Announcement from the Women’s Wellbeing and Development Foundation: A Free Breakfast will take place every Saturday in February at Hillcrest’s Carl E. Johnson Community Center from 9 am until 11 am. This program is in celebration of Black History month and honors the original Free Breakfast Program that was begun by the Black Panthers during the height of the Civil Rights era. They offered a free hot meal to the children of their communities in the morning, preparing them for the day nutritionally, and empowering their minds and spirits through education while they ate. The community leaders educated the children … Continue reading Black History Month Free Breakfast Program in Hillcrest

A Celebration of Hillcrest

Here is an announcement from the Women’s Wellbeing and Development Foundation about an opportunity for Asheville locals to connect with neighbors who live in public housing: “On Saturday, November 23rd, from 5:00 – 7:30 pm at Hillcrest’s Carl E. Johnson Community Center (100 Atkinson Street), we are hosting the third annual Party for the People, in which Hillcrest residents come together with supporters and collaborators from all over the Asheville community to celebrate the accomplishments of the year, enjoy each others’ company, and build new connections. Party for the People will be a love donation based potluck event, featuring local food, children’s activities, raffle prizes, a resident awards ceremony, and … Continue reading A Celebration of Hillcrest