ARTS & CULTURE * BEAUTIFICATION * SERVICE
Micro Grant Announced, Call for Art & Beautification
Congrats to our Micro Grant Recipients!
We are pleased to announce our 2021 fall community micro grant recipients. These grant recipients will be bringing quality arts & culture programing, public art and a service project consistent with NCP’s mission to Newton over the next several months.

Recipients Include:


Newton Community Pride will open another round of community micro grants on March 1, 2022. For more information, please visit https://newtoncommunitypride.org/micro-grant-program/
FenceART Call for Art
Submit your art for consideration in the upcoming 2022 FenceART program! 20 works by Newton artists will be selected by jury for display in small groups at five Newton sites throughout the year on a ten-week rotation. The art work should embrace a broad range of styles and media. The selected pieces will be printed on high quality vinyl banners.

Submission deadline is December 1. There is no submission fee.
Visit https://newtoncommunitypride.org/fenceart/ for more information.
Banners from FenceART 2021 at the Newton Free Library
Getting the Garden Ready for Spring
Over the past few weeks, the NCP Beautification Committee has been busy getting the Newton Centre garden ready for spring. The process began with this season's plantings being cleared. Then over 800 bulbs of various plants and flowers were planted in the soil. Thanks for all of your hard work, dedication and green thumbs!

Did you know that Newton Community Pride now has a separate fund earmarked for beautification? Named after Leo Levi, who for years dedicated his time and energy making Newton the "Garden City". Please show your thanks to our volunteers who lovingly and tirelessly tend to our award winning gardens in Newton Centre and Newton Highlands and support the Leo Levi Beautification Fund with a donation today! please choose "Leo Levi Fund" from the drop down menu. Thank you! 
Pat Rand, Sally Pian, Alan Cushing and NCP Board Member Howard Sholkin planting bulbs
NCP Fiscal Agent Spotlight: 
Newton Neighbors Service Project
Help Newton Neighbors put food on your neighbor’s table! Purchase and donate $50 Shaw’s, Star Market, Stop & Shop, or Market Basket gift cards to families in need now through November 22. You can also donate directly to www.newtonneighbors.org/donate and they will purchase gift cards for you. More info below.
Sponsor Spotlight:
Lauren Lele and Newton-Wellesley Hospital
Hello, my name is Lauren Lele. I am the Director of Community Benefits and Volunteer Services at Newton-Wellesley Hospital. It is my pleasure and privilege to serve as a liaison between the hospital and community stakeholders, including Newton Community Pride. Since its founding in 1881, Newton-Wellesley Hospital has listened and responded to the evolving needs of our diverse community, always placing a high value on creating connection. 

To that end, the hospital is thrilled to be a longtime sponsor and loyal supporter of NCP. We believe communities are made stronger through the connections advanced by art, culture, beautification, community programs and volunteerism. Over the years, our organization has enjoyed amazing Newton Community Pride initiatives, including the recent Newton Out Doors public art initiative.

Newton-Wellesley Hospital is committed to collaboratively building strong communities, advancing population health. We are pleased to sponsor NCP’s efforts to enhance our area for residents and local employers and employees, as well as visitors. A healthy, vibrant community relies on us all coming together as good neighbors. 
With Your Support, We are Planning Now for 2022
Thank You to our 2021 Sponsors!
Presenting Sponsor
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Plaut Mahoney Family