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S.W.O.T.

  1. 1. S.W.O.T. Alexis Rourk & Megan Hummell With Weeksville Society
  2. 2. Strengths <ul><li>Alexis & Megan: </li></ul><ul><li>Drawing, Printmaking (silk screen, wood block, etc.), Scuplture, Sewing and some Photography. </li></ul><ul><li>Weeksville: </li></ul><ul><li>Connections with schools (P.S. 243, H.S. for Public Service, Cobble Hill School and Boy & Girls H.S.). </li></ul><ul><li>Connection with Brooklyn Historical Society, farmer's market and Groundswell. </li></ul><ul><li>Existing annual programs (i.e. Family Day August 2010). </li></ul><ul><li>Consistent/ sufficient funding </li></ul><ul><li>Existing space </li></ul><ul><li>Existing regular workshops </li></ul>
  3. 3. Weaknesses <ul><li>Visibility; within community, mostly limited to elementary school field trips and school programs. </li></ul><ul><li>Conditions of surrounding neighborhood (lack of retail, disinvestment in community). </li></ul>
  4. 4. Opportunities <ul><li>Connection to past and present domestic life. </li></ul><ul><li>“ Living history&quot; a chance to engage community in unique way. </li></ul><ul><li>New building and performance space coming soon. </li></ul><ul><li>Unique/new/different historical perspective than usual (Civil War or Civil rights). </li></ul><ul><li>Unique story to share on how African Americans contributed at that time period to Brooklyn. </li></ul><ul><li>Identity still exists in terms of continuing (yet smaller) neighborhood of same name. </li></ul><ul><li>Celebration of diversity of previous/original community as theme and connection to today. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Threats <ul><li>We could not think of any threats to Weeksville at this time. </li></ul>

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