Acta Non Verba: Youth Urban Farm Project (ANV) elevates life in Oakland and beyond by challenging oppressive dynamics and environments through urban farming. Founded and led mainly by women of color from the surrounding neighborhood and larger community, ANV creates a safe and creative outdoor space for children, youth, and families in East Oakland, California. ANV engages and strengthens young people’s understanding of nutrition, food production, and healthy living as well as their ties to the community.
Recently, The Atlantic and Allstate announced the winners of the fourth annual Renewal Awards at an event in New York City. This annual event recognizes non-profit organizations that are stepping in to play a vital role in building healthy, sustainable, and equitable communities. Five winners from across the country were carefully selected from a pool of over 9,300 hundred candidates and Acta Non Verba was one of them! ANV’s Founder & Executive Director, Kelly Carlisle, and Office Manager & Program Coordinator, Ayano Jeffers-Fabro, travelled to New York City to receive one of five Renewal Awards AND the Youth Empowerment Award for 2019!
We’re proud to support Acta Non Verba and congratulate them on this well-deserved recognition. Check out a recent video produced by The Atlantic and Allstate to celebrate their critical work: