New Mural from Jenny Pickens at United Way

Jenny Pickens Self Taught Artist has been working on this BEAUTIFUL mural for our office building located in downtown Asheville. This mural is HUGE, with 16 panels full of Asheville-specific imagery. We will install the artwork over the next week, so be sure to follow us on this beautification journey! From: United Way

Moving to our new office

  Our team has been working in moving to our new office. This new space would help us to have a place to contact with our community. Meetings and training would be possible in person again with the community we serve.

CPC at the YMI groundbreaking event

On Thursday 17, the YMI host a groundbreaking event on its location at downtown Asheville. Leaders, community members were invited as long as the Center for Participatory Change witch work is related to the development of the black community in the region. Is important to have spaces where community organizing and capacity building can be […]

CPC at Highlander “90th Homecoming celebration”

CPC had the incredible opportunity to join the Highlander Research and Education Center 90th Homecoming celebration “There’s a New World Coming”. We participated in healing, political education and community advancement sessions over the weekend. Together we engaged in radical imagination to envision the future world we are building together. It has been such an honor to be […]

Black Love is here, join us on September 24th

Anna-Marie Smith, born and raised in Asheville NC, is the owner of her own consulting business called Black Coffee and Culture. As a  local business owner and advocate for her community, Anna-marie focuses on facilitating discovery in how we manage money, with anyone in need or whomever is willing to listen. Anna-marie’s ultimate goal is to […]

Our very first black love event at Walton Park in 2016

Remembering our very first black love event at Walton Park in 2016. It was organized in light of the “Justice for Jerry” movement and having space where black folks could be together and hold space for healing. Black Love, Black Joy, Black Healing was the motto and it continues to today!