"Repurposing terror and making it freedom."
- Ed Gray, Former City Planner, Grand Prairie, TX; "The Commish" Radio Talk-Show Host
Transform 1012 N. Main Street is a coalition and community-led project that has co-designed the vision for The Fred Rouse Center for Arts and Community Healing with community leaders and members, including the eight founding member organizations that serve on the Board: DNAWORKS, LGBTQ SAVES, the Opal Lee Foundation, SOL Ballet Folklorico, Tarrant County Coalition for Peace and Justice, the 1012 Youth Council, The Welman Project, and Window to Your World. Fred Rouse, III, has joined the original eight founding board organizations to represent the Fred Rouse Foundation.
The Fred Rouse Center for Arts and Community Healing seeks to provide arts training and programming for underserved youth, including specific services for LGBTQQ2SPIAA+ youth; performance space for local and touring artists; an exhibit space dedicated to social justice and civil rights; a makerspace, tool library, and DIY classes to provide local residents with equitable access to equipment and knowledge; meeting spaces for racial equity and leadership training; an outdoor urban agriculture and artisan marketplace; and affordable live/work space for artists- and entrepreneurs-in-residence.
For more information, please visit www.transform1012.org.