The Acta Non Verba: Youth Urban Farm Project has been selected as a finalist in Allstate’s Youth Empowerment Awards.
Acta Non Verba (ANV) “engages and deepens (students’) understanding of nutrition, food production, and healthy living as well as strengthens their ties to the community,” according to its mission statement.
The awards are part of a joint project between Allstate and The Atlantic that recognizes nonprofits engaged in “positive change” and innovation across U.S. communities.
“We also know from the vast number of applicants that the need is great—but so too is the creativity and diversity among change-makers across the country,” said Stacy Sharpe, Allstate’s senior vice president, corporate relations, in a press release. “We are proud to support the organizations and individuals working hard to make their neighborhoods stronger.”
Should ANV be chosen as one of the five winners, it will receive a $20,000 grant from Allstate during a summit held in New York City on Wednesday, April 3.
The group’s website says it was “founded and led mainly by women of color” to build “a safe and creative outdoor space for children, youth, and families in East Oakland, California.”