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Give Early Tuesday: November 15th

Rather than wait until after Black Friday and Cyber Monday, we’re proposing that charities come first this year! It’s been a tough financial year for businesses, and nonprofits are no exception. Most non-profits, including Epicenter, have been unable to meet our fundraising goals. So, please join us in an early Giving Tuesday and help bump …

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A fond farewell to Steph

Alickovic (former Board Member), Huerta (former Community Coordinator), Briceno (Board Member), Sykes (Executive Director), Crabtree (exiting Deputy Director), Trejo (former Community Coordinator), and Wheeler (former Board Member) pose for a photo on Monument Hill during the 2019 Enterprise Rose Fellow retreat in Green River. Since its founding, the accomplishments of Epicenter have been impossible to …

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Merch sale!

Rural & Proud – Artist Edition 2021 | Rural & Proud Tee – Green | Rural & Proud Tee – Red | Bighorn Sheep Sweatshirt With very limited sizes left and no plans to reprint, a few select items in our shop are on sale. Grab ’em before they’re gone forever!

Annual Report

It’s finally been a year of gathering once again, and it felt great! With great caution and thought for the health of the local community, we were able to hold Green River Rocks for the first time since 2019. Through our visiting artist program, the Frontier Fellowship, we hosted three month-long artists for community-engaged residencies. …

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Welcome, Kenny & Zoe!

Kenny & Zoe tabling for The Last Straw Journal at a community art market in Atlanta, GA. Epicenter is so excited to welcome Kenny Fallon Jr & Zoe Gardner to the Epicenter team as Specialists! Please join us this Thursday (August 25th) from 3-5PM for a ‘lil welcome happy hour / meet & greet at …

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Thank you, Frances!

Maria Sykes (left) and Frances Erlandson (right) address the Spring Summit participants (Green River High School, March 2022) This month we bid a fond farewell to Frances Erlandson who has spent the last two years with us here in Green River. Frances joined us as an AmeriCorps member to work with PACT and Epicenter in …

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Thank you, Summer & Aurora!

This past week we had to bid farewell to our incredible year-long AmeriCorps members, Summer Orr and Aurora Smith. These ladies have done a tremendous amount of work despite (what felt like) continuous obstacles this past year: They led the efforts for us to once again hold Green River Rocks!, our a free, educational event …

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Pearl Baker Park Soft Opening

Though not yet complete, Epicenter invited the local community of Green River to celebrate the progress made thus far on the new Pearl Baker Park on the evening of July 20th, 2022. Epicenter’s Executive Director Maria Sykes welcomed the over 60 residents and visitors of all ages in attendance at the park celebration, oriented them …

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Time to Glow Up!

Every few years Epicenter is fortunate enough to receive support to improve upon our very first project— the much beloved Epicenter building. Over the next year, we have some modest plans to make our facility even more safe, welcoming, accessible, and sustainable! Donate here to support our Glow Up*! Phase I : Front Facade – …

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