DeWayne Barton

DeWayne Barton
Location: Asheville, North Carolina Cohort Start Year: 2017 Project Topics: Employment, Environmental Justice Population Served: Low-Income Communities
Community Engagement Coordinator
Buncombe County Health and Human Services

Hood Huggers International, LLC, offers sustainable strategies for building support pillars for resilient historically African-American neighborhoods, providing a framework for community capacity building while helping to create spaces that absorb trauma and increasing the effectiveness of existing service programs. These strategies incorporate the arts, social enterprise, and the environment, building a culture of stability that is inclusive and economically just.

I am a social entrepreneur, a veteran, and a visual and performing artist who uses creative expression and experience to help protect, promote, and expand the dreams and goals of neighborhoods in the Affrilachian region.

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