PARTNERS

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IOWA HEARTLAND HABITAT FOR HUMANITY

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WALNUT NEIGHBORHOOD COALITION

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LINK CHRISTIAN COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT

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UNIVERSITY OF NORTHERN IOWA

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IMAGINING AMERICA AT UNI

Supporters

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State Historical Society of Iowa

They were kind enough to give us an emergency grant for emergency repairs!

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University of Northern Iowa Office of the Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs

They provided us financial support for the visioning and planning process!

Planning Team Members

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Laura Hoy

Walnut Neighborhood Association President and Link CCD Director

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Gowri Betrabet Gulwadi

Interior Design, University of Northern Iowa

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Disa Cornish

Health, Recreation & Community Services, University of Northern Iowa

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Ali Parrish

Director, Iowa Heartland Habitat for Humanity

Matthew

Matthew Gilbert

Community Consultant

CEO, MRG & Associates, LLP

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Shuaib Meacham

Curriculum and Instruction, University of Northern Iowa

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Aaron Stacy Roberts

Community Member

Walnut Neighborhood

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Terry Stevens

Commissioner

Waterloo Historic Preservation Commission

Felicia

Felicia Smith-Nalls

Neighborhood Services

Community Engagement Coordinator

City of Waterloo

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Gary Gute

Family Services, University of Northern Iowa

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Sharina Sallis

Corporate Social Responsibility Manager, CUNA Mutual Group

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Thaddeus Atzmon

Research Coordinator, Richard O. Jacobson Center for Comprehensive Literacy, University of Northern Iowa

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James Lee III

CEO, Boys & Girls Club of the Cedar Valley

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Darrell Wilder

DJ Daze aka Black Moses
President, African American Culture Center

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Nilvia Reyes Rodriquez

Commissioner
Waterloo Human Rights Commission

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G. Thomas Furgerson

Media G, LLC
Director at Rethink Iowa™

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Dana Potter

Assistant Professor
Communication and Media
University of Northern Iowa

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Charles Pearson

African American Cultural Researcher
CEO, Pearson Consulting LLC

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Joyce Bennett

iJAG Education Specialist
Waterloo East High School

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Shatora Jones

iJAG Education Specialist
Waterloo East High School

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Eric Donat

Community Member
Walnut Neighborhood

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Heidi Fuchtman

Executive Director
Youth Art Team

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Zachary Batt

MA Student in English Studies
Graduate Assistant & Writing Instructor, UNI 

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ReShonda Young

Program Director 
Black Business Entrepreneurship Accelerator

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Julianne Gassman

Director of Community Engagement, UNI

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Jessica Rucker

Executive Director

Main Street Waterloo

Acknowledgements

  • Geoinformatics Training, Research, Education, and Extension Center (GeoTREE) at UNI students Greg Klocke and Ryan Lange, and Director John DeGroote

  • UNI College of Business Student Web Designers: Liberty Meyer, Yousef Alkhuzam, and Katelyn Gerdes

  • UNI Interior Design Students Madison Daniels and Nicole Vandermyde

  • Ivan Valtchev and Roland Ganter from Invision Architects