The Laundromat Project is a nonprofit that was started by Rise Wilson is 2004. The goal of The LP is to highlight the relationship between art/culture and community development. Through their program, Create Change, The LP connects artists to communities, specifically Harlem, Hunts Point, and Bed Stuy. The goal of this is to help support socially-engaged artists who can help to catalyze the innate creativity within each of these culturally vibrant communities. Along with their Create Change program The LP hosts community wide arts workshops within local laundromats or community centers in the area. One community that they have been heavily involved with is Kelly Street.
The LP hosts an internship program where they allow college students to come and be “artist assistants” for their Create Change artists. I was connected with the Kelly Street Community Garden through this internship program.