The Hand-Held Project: Building Trust

   MISSION

  •  Positively impact communities through providing a tactile, creative outlet
  •  Build trust and connection in our communities
  •  Encourage people of all backgrounds to use their hands to make a positive impact
  •  Inspire youth to pursue their passion through creativity and vocation

  OUTCOMES

  • Foster a better sense of security in schools by bringing together law enforcement and students through creativity to build trust
  • Create a living memory of the community through casting the hands of citizens and law enforcement
  • Unify neighborhoods and develop positive relationships by easing tension between cultures, civilians and police through creative acts

  DATE / LOCATIONS:

  MAY 2017 @ Pullman Elementary School , AUGUST 2017 @ 005TH District Chicago Precinct

  July 2018 @ Redmond Arts Festival with Redmond Police Department

  The photos below say it all. By embracing the unknown and a stranger's hand, young citizens and police "just   went for it" when it came to making molds and casting their hands in plaster. The bonds that were formed       during these few short hours of art-making will last a lifetime.

 Film: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1B1BTxw4Ljc&t=98s

 

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