Lotta Studios


Petisia M. Adger

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Urban Grants 4 Us, Inc. is a nonprofit organization under IRS §501(c)(3).

The mission of Urban Grants 4 Us is to improve the sustainability rates of inner-city grassroots organizations by providing no-cost grant writing workshops. Since November 2019, community organizations have participated in classroom instruction centered on identifying, applying, winning and managing project grants.

Urban Grants 4 Us also offers community awareness platforms that provide grassroots organizations a forum to showcase their work to you, the public.


100% recommend this workshop...information is applicable to establishing a successful business.

Black Women's Firsts Panel Discussion

Mixed Messages

A Story of Mixed Heritage

Led by Deborah Hare, her graphic novel, Mixed Messages, chronicles the history of Deborah's slave ancestry and the stark skin pigmentation residue of the "house Negro" versus the "field Negro" historical divide. Her discussion and workshop sought to inspire community members to document and legitimize their own family histories. Participants brought along family photos to create lineage pages in heritage notebooks provided by Urban Grants 4 Us.

Play Reading Production

Reading and Talkback of 2 original one-act plays written & directed by Javon Johnson.

One Act Play - NEXT STOP: A wait at a New Haven bus stop turns into a lifetime of change for 2 men from 2 different places.

One Act Play - THE PAWN: On the New Haven Green, 2 men playing chess from 2 different worlds are forced to interact with one another due to unpredictable circumstances.

Visual Literacy Art Showcase

Black artisans showcased art works, products and services to New Haven residents. Residents also participated in a Drum Circle during Black History Month at Stetson Branch Library.

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