Reason #18: Benefits from & for public institutions

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Rob Vander Giessen-Reitsma

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Reason #18: Public institutions in Three Rivers such as non-profit organizations and libraries can contribute to the support of local artists while benefiting from an arts venue drawing people into the community.
In the past year, nine former Calvin students have moved to Three Rivers for short and long terms to get to know our community and work with *cino. One of the first things many of them did was get a library card. And Stephanie is working part-time at the library now. Many valued public institutions, like the library, already exist that are dedicated to learning, creativity and the well-being of our youth and families. We hope that *cino’s presence in Three Rivers through Huss School will be a benefit to those institutions by introducing new people to the community and cultivating a sense of community ownership and investment in local young people. We also hope to provide an opportunity for those institutions to collaborate in a focused way in the neighborhood of the school, which would benefit from their presence in a walkable location, particularly for those who don’t drive or have access to a vehicle.