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    • Nonprofit | Community Renewal of Pottawatomie County | United States

      need help connecting during covid-19? resources OUR NEW PLACE I'm a paragraph. Click here to add your own text and edit me. Let your users get to know you. who we are Community Renewal of Pottawatomie County is a non-profit organization based in Shawnee, OK dedicated to helping neighbors restore their communities through intentional relationships. ​ We are an independent replication of the pioneering work of in Shreveport, LA. Community Renewal International what we do We help Pottawatomie County combat the by fostering connection at the neighborhood level, loneliness epidemic through a network of neighbors as well as school campus programs. program info why we're here Research shows that building healthy, connected neighborhoods has long-term positive impact on issues like education and crime rates , and we want those outcomes for our county. as well as physical health why relationships get involved Community Renewal isn’t an office or a staff. It’s a movement of neighbors making change! Join your community in volunteering through the Neighbor to Neighbor Network. I want to volunteer > what's new in the neighborhood Play Video Play Video 07:06:06 Worth It. LIVE! Play Video Play Video 00:24 Worth It. 2020 Teaser! Real Women Sharing Real Life Worth It. is a project of Community Renewal to empower young women to see their own true identity and worth while building confidence to support their fellow female. In response to COVID-19, the 2020 Worth It. Conference will take place through a one-of-a-kind "pocket" model bringing women & girls together in micro-groups across the county to enjoy video series of real conversations with real women from our community on real life issues! Registration for this event is closed, but we can't wait to "see" everyone on September 26th for this unique 1 day event! Play Video Play Video 01:20 Jefferson Wisdom Video Mrs. T and Winky tell us about the We Care. Word of the week! Play Video Play Video 04:06 Campus Culture Introduction Community Renewal's introduction to our We Care. Words of the week for Shawnee Public Schools. Play Video Play Video 01:00 An update on the Good Neighbor Friendship House: Coming Soon! Under construction in partnership with the Absentee Shawnee Housing Authority, the newest Friendship House located at the corner of Bryan & Main is wrapping up construction; Brandon & Michael tell us more! #friendshiphouse #communityrenewal Play Video Play Video 00:46 Why vote yes? - a short message from Travis Flood Travis tells us about what he sees in the schools where he serves each week, and why you should vote YES on August 25th for needed maintenance and improvements to Shawnee Public Schools. #yesforthepack #everywolfeveryday #shawneestrong #yourvotecounts Play Video Play Video 01:05 A message from Executive Director Brandon Dyer -- Vote Yes on the Student Investment Plan "Census data says that 78% of the kids that graduate from our area stay in our area. So if we want to invest in the future of Shawnee -- if we want Shawnee to be the most amazing place to raise a family and to live, we need to invest in our kiddos..." #yesforthepack #everywolfeveryday #communityrenewal Play Video Play Video 00:36 Why are you voting YES! on August 25th, Michael? Community Coordinator Michael Phillips, who works in and through area schools with elementary school students every day, tells us why he is voting YES! for the Pack on August 25th, and hopes you will too. #yesforthepack #communityrenewal #everywolfeveryday

    • Art Show | Community Renewal

      Plan a Block Party! Neighboring Resources Email Zoe Block Leader Library Neighboring Resources All Posts (13) Neighboring (8) Friendship House (1) Research (2) Workshops (1) News (4) Youth (1) Over the Fence (2) Nov 18, 2020 Over the Fence: Playing Outside, Looking In Oct 27, 2020 Over the Fence: 'Team' Loyalty No Replacement for Listening Oct 24, 2020 From the Shawnee Outlook: Celebrating Anniversary through Art

    • Art Show | Community Renewal

      Visit a Location View the Virtual Gallery About Community Renewal Visit any & all gallery locations throughout October! The Gathering Place Coffee Co. open 8 am - 5 pm Mon - Sat 415 E. Main Street *Enjoy a cup of coffee in a We Care. mug while you're here! Coffee N' Crafts open 7 am - 7 pm Mon - Sat 5 E. Main Street Community Art Gallery open 10 am - 7 pm Mon - Sat in the Shawnee Mall across from Rolling Cow Ice Cream the Arts @ 317 open 10 am - 6 pm Tues - Fri & 10 - 2 on Saturdays 317 E. Main Street Street View Art Gallery View art anytime from the sidewalk at this unique "street view" gallery! 1 E. Main Street Virtual Gallery All pieces being shown in all 5 locations can be viewed digitally right here on our website! Click any artwork to view it larger. We Care. "I am a long time Shawnee area resident. For the last 5 years my husband and I have been block leaders with Community Renewal. I used to paint realistic pictures in oil. Now I prefer abstracts or whimsical pieces like this one." Artist: Phyllis Bolt Location: The Gathering Place FOR SALE: $150 to purchase, contact phyllis817@yahoo.com Live United Inspired by the local United Way Partner Agencies, this 3’x2’ acrylic on canvas painting represents the unique traits of each partner, and how they are working together to meet the needs of our community by embracing how we “Live United”. Artist: Miriam Bell Location: Street View FOR SALE: $50 contact mbell@unitedwaypottco.org to purchase. Proceeds of sale go to United Way of Pottawatomie County. A Network of Neighbors Community Renewal's Neighbor to Neighbor Network is made up of over 160 block leaders (many of whom are pictured here) who intentionally build more connected neighborhoods and support each other in the process, along with over 4,400 neighbors who have pledged to care for their community. This work is representative of the collaborations & support between block leaders in 2019. Location: The Gathering Place Artists: Block leaders It Makes Us Grow "Community is like rain to people, because it makes us grow." Artist: Eryn Gilbert, age 10 Location: Coffee N' Crafts Community Renewal Kids Club Social Butterflies A collaborative effort by a class of 5th Graders at Jefferson Elementary. This work celebrates our Word of the Month for April - Relationships. The butterfly is the representative animal of the month. Location: The Arts @ 317 A Shared Table I always say that my love language is feeding people. Community is a lot of things, but for me the most simple form is a shared table, and this is an abstract impression of a table set for a shared meal. Artist: Erica Bass Location: The Gathering Place Price: $120.00 Contact: laundryandlightbulbs@gmail.com Unity Within Themselves This piece has all that a community should have, and hold in one another. It's not about the religion or race you are from, how to respect one faith and encourage the other to learn and have the unity within themselves. Artist: PSS679 Location: Coffee N' Crafts Price: $80.00 SOLD! Mr. Rogers This painting embodies the best of what community stands for togetherness and harmony. Artist: Sonya Spears Location: Community Art Gallery Price: $135.00 Contact: modifieddevice@gmail.com Aprons “Aprons at Old Hwy 270 Mercantile” is a colored pencil drawing on paper and measures 9” x 12”. The drawing was created from a photograph that was taken by the artist while shopping at the antique store in early 2020. Artist: Angela True Location: The Gathering Place Artist Contact: trueangela3@yahoo.com Price: $150.00 Competence This work is representative of the We Care. Campus initiative word of the month for November, Competence. The elephant is the representative animal of the month. This work is by a 3rd grade student at Jefferson Elementary. Location: Street View This Is Me I started by sketching the lower half of me and working my way up. then I went over it with a sharpie. Then I took markers and made a tie dye background. I love drawing psychedelic art and I love painting. Artist: Madelyn Mitchell, 10th Grade SHS Location: The Gathering Place Price: $30.00 Contact: (405) 474-7972 Elevate Class Contact: Competence This work is representative of the We Care. Campus initiative word of the month for November, Competence. The elephant is the representative animal of the month. This work is by a 3rd grade student at Jefferson Elementary. Location : Street View Free Spirit This work was submitted by a student in our Elevate Class at Shawnee High School. The Elevate Class is taught at Shawnee Middle and High School by Community Renewal Staff. It is funded by the Paul Milburn Trust. The purpose of this class is to provide a support system in the lives of students to help them reach their goals. This piece was done on the theme "Reflection". Location: The Gathering Place Competence This work is representative of the We Care. Campus initiative word of the month for November, Competence. The elephant is the representative animal of the month. This work is by a 3rd grade student at Jefferson Elementary. Location: Street View Competence This work is representative of the We Care. Campus initiative word of the month for November, Competence. The elephant is the representative animal of the month. This work is by a 3rd grade student at Jefferson Elementary. Location: The Gathering Place Singularity This work was submitted by a student in our Elevate Class at Shawnee High School. The Elevate Class is taught at Shawnee Middle and High School by Community Renewal Staff. It is funded by the Paul Milburn Trust. The purpose of this class is to provide a support system in the lives of students to help them reach their goals. This piece was done on the theme "Reflection". Location: The Gathering Place Peace Skull It is created by a ceramic skull base with mostly white tile, red hearts, jewelry, and a coffee cup handle in the back. The medium is mosaics. The size is 6” x 51/2” x 6”. When I am designing a piece I gather various objects and cut them to fit. Then I grout the piece. I attached the eyes last. Artist: DeeDee Hall Artist Contact: khall6659@sbcglobal.net Price: $250.00 eye This work was submitted by a student in our Elevate Class at Shawnee High School. The Elevate Class is taught at Shawnee Middle and High School by Community Renewal Staff. It is funded by the Paul Milburn Trust. The purpose of this class is to provide a support system in the lives of students to help them reach their goals. This piece was done on the theme "Reflection". Location: The Gathering Place in my mind The Elevate Class is taught at Shawnee Middle and High School by Community Renewal Staff. It is funded by the Paul Milburn Trust. The purpose of this class is to provide a support system in the lives of students to help them reach their goals. This piece was done on the theme "Reflection". Location: The Gathering Place Trinity This work was submitted by a student in our Elevate Class. Elevate is taught at Shawnee Middle and High School by Community Renewal Staff. It is funded by the Paul Milburn Trust. The purpose of this class is to provide a support system in the lives of students to help them reach their goals. This piece was done on the theme "Reflection". Location: The Gathering Place Dreamcatcher Community My interpretation of community, a dream catcher with the world in the center for all the communities of the world. Inside are symbols of important jobs in our community: Teachers, Police, First Responders, Social Workers, Doctors and Recycling to keep our communities clean. Artist: Rayanna, age 10 Location: The Gathering Place Contact: kristina.maltos.km@gmail.com Price: $25.00 Neighbor to Neighbor Network The Network is made up of over 160 Block Leaders (many of whom are pictured here) who intentionally build more connected neighborhoods, and support each other in the process, along with over 4,400 neighbors who have pledged to care for their community. These works are representative of the collaboration and support between block leaders in 2020. Artists: Block Leaders Location: Coffee N' Crafts Lunch Box “Scene from The Lunchbox” is a colored pencil drawing on paper. The image is a small tablescape including a vase with flowers and a set of salt and pepper shakers. It measures 9” x 12”. The drawing was created from a photograph that was taken while having lunch at the restaurant in 2019. Artist: Angela True Location: Community Art Gallery Artist Contact Info: trueangela3@yahoo.com Price: $150.00 As Family, Not As Strangers This work is all about being in a small community together as a family and not as strangers. To be able to welcome every member with a warm heart and to always look out for one another. Artist: PS679 Location: The Gathering Place Price: Sold

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