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The theater is coming to a streetcar near you.

You read that right.

A proposal to stage 10 theatrical performances on the Cincinnati Bell Connector won a $10,000 People's Liberty grant Friday morning, along with five other ideas. 

Over the last four years, People's Liberty has taken an experimental approach to civic engagement. The foundation encourages ordinary people to get involved in their community by proposing a solution to a problem.

It calls itself a "philanthropic lab."

People's Liberty has provided dozens of grants at varying levels – from $10,000 to $100,000.

In the past, it has supported projects like a new monthly newsletter and resource guide for jail inmates, a regional musical licensing library and a series of tiny affordable homes in Over-the-Rhine.

The money to turn the ideas into reality come from the Haile Foundation and the Johnson Foundation. 

Forbes recognized People's Liberty last year for empowering the community. 

Carrie Blackmore Smith - Cincinnati Enquirer

18 May 2018
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