"Nana is Connective"
Nana is James Jennings's grandmother, that made history in 1959 by becoming the first African–American registered nurse to graduate from Hartford Hospital School of Nursing.
Quite frankly, our story doesn’t exist without people like Nana. James & Ian met & connected through gatherings at Nana's house in Martha's Vineyard.
After her passing in September,
A 250,000 lease was put on her property, which James managed to Free Nana of :)
This was Phase 1.
Now that the lease is paid off, James has visions for his Grandmother's land & is now actively working on building a 24-hour Library & Art residency on the property in her name.
Phase 3 is all about Sustainability.
Maintenance, staff, workshops & programs.
Our goal is to raise $250,000+
This 24 hour Library & Arthouse will be an astounding Hallmark. Not just for James, Ian & Connective, but for Every Child with a Dream.
This location will be a Powerhouse for innovation, progress, stability, encouragement & artistry.
Also, Nana's library will be the newest addition to the African American Heritage Trail, in Martha's Vineyard!
We will be bringing a similar establishment to New York City.
One step at a time.
Support would not only be appreciated, noted and recognized, but could also a deeply satisfying contribution to this incredibly past-due movement.