The Reclamation Project
December/2012
A Gift Exchange? 
In the spirit of giving and receiving, we'd like to make available to you a gift from us in exchange for a gift from you.
  
Our gallery exhibit 
"Rialto: Hope for Renewal" consists of 16 images to choose from. By acquiring your own image from this series at its Fair Market Value, you will help support the ongoing work of
The Reclamation Project, and you will have your own piece of the Rialto story to enjoy.
 Rialto 1.Gevers
To view all images in this series, click here. Be sure to hover over "image info" at the top right for size and FMV details. Contact us to place your order.
Online Resource
SJCHF online logo 
Many people wonder how to help others find the health care they need but often have trouble accessing.
Our friends at St Joseph Community Health Foundation have made their Community Health Resource Directory available online! Click here, to access this resource for helpful information.
Mission
 
  The Reclamation Project is a faith based non-profit that resides in the historic Rialto Theatre, supporting the successful development and integration of a diverse community through education, relationships, advocacy and the arts.

  

To support the work of TRP through a tax deductible contribution, click here.

Location
Rialto 1950s  
Historic Rialto Theatre
 
The Reclamation Project
2614 S Calhoun St
Fort Wayne IN 46807
Corner of Pontiac and Calhoun 

Season's Greetings from

The Reclamation Project!

If you are like us, these last few days have stirred a sincere grief that none of us wish to face. Particularly during this time of year, the juxtaposition of sorrow and joy is even more pronounced.
 
Our hope is that, in the midst of all that is wrong with the world around us, you are still able to find cause for Joy. Our wish is that you may experience the spirit of the holidays, and that you will know the Peace and Hope intended for all people.
 
 
We'd like to share a few of TRP's reasons to celebrate this month, as a reflection of some of the "good" that is taking place with and among us.
New Job Skills! Ya Ya drywall 1  
Earlier this year, we partnered with Catherine Kasper Place to offer some training in dry-wall skills to a few men from Burma. One gentleman in particular has embarked on using these new skills among friends in the community, while awaiting a full time job. We are proud of his accomplishments and his determination to make the most of this opportunity. AND, if you're in need of any dry wall repairs, let us know. We'll gladly recommend the quality of his work.
An Open House and Home Tour Art Show.Pat n Pics  
Thank you to everyone who came out to join us at these events! Wow, what a tremendous turn-out. (Close to 1,500 people in all!) We loved meeting new people, visiting with friends, and sharing the beautiful images of the Rialto crafted by John Gevers. Thanks in part to a grant from Arts United of Greater Fort Wayne, we were able to commission our finished space as a Gallery to be used and enjoyed by our community moving forward.
Watch for future dates of other events in 2013!
Citizenship Pride
Mi Nge.citizenMany new residents of Fort Wayne who have come from around the world over the last several years have taken steps to move toward citizenship status. Our teachers, as well as other teachers throughout the community, have provided assistance to these new Americans  through language instruction and preparation for the test. Congratulations to our students, and ALL who are making this progress! We are proud of your accomplishments!  
Rick's Award
Rick's awardTRP is also proud to know and work with so many people in our community who invest in others. One of these people just happens to be our own Rick Piatt, who recently received the YWCA's Hope Award! Rick has spent many years working with diverse families and individuals in our community, advocating for them, and helping them navigate various systems. His work has helped to remove barriers that inhibit their efforts toward their goals and well-being. The honor of this award recognizes his efforts of advocacy and compassion toward others. "Thank you" to the YWCA for investing in this recognition. And "thank you" to Rick for all that he does.
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If you haven't taken a look along the side bar of this newsletter, be sure to do so before turning your attention elsewhere. There may be something of use or interest to you or someone you know.
  
Thank You, for taking time to read about some of the reasons we have to celebrate at TRP. We appreciate your support of prayer, kind words, involvement, and financial gifts... because truly, we cannot do this without you!
  
 
We wish you and your family all the best during this season of Hope.
  
  
Merry Christmas!
Angie, for ALL at TRP