our social sanctuary
Here at Mount Zion, we have big things coming!
In 2019, we were selected by the National Endowment for the Arts as one of three hosts for the Citizens’ Institute on Rural Design (CIRD), which offers competitive funding, community planning expertise, and additional consultancy measures for rural communities facing important design challenges.
In February 2020, Mount Zion hosted a community network mapping workshop at ArtsWest to identify existing community resources and imagine collaborative possibilities for racial justice across sectors, missions, and programs.
During the months of June and July 2020, Mount Zion hosted two site visits with the CIRD design team to determine potential rehabilitation needs for our historic building.
To learn more about our plans, check out the video created by filmmaker Yaphet Jackman in June 2020, and read through our CIRD Design Book.