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A Community Center Goes Virtual

Watch a video about this winning project from a 2020 AARP Community Challenge grantee

LOCATION: Chatham County, North Carolina
GRANTEE: Bynum Front Porch

When the owner of the Bynum General Store in Chatham County, North Carolina, retired, neighbors established a nonprofit organization, named it Bynum Front Porch and turned the popular gathering spot into a community center and performance space. When COVID-19 arrived, an AARP Community Challenge grant — and the power of high-speed internet – enabled the venue to livestream its storytelling workshops and musical events.

The AARP Community Challenge funds "quick-action" projects that build momentum for local change to improve livability for people of all ages.

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