Southside Rising

Southside Rising is a community-driven collaboration involving residents from the historic black neighborhood of Southside Asheville and organizations working to make Southside a healthy place for all to live, learn, work, worship and play. We vision a thriving space that cultivates healing, while restoring and reclaiming community through various forms of black culture, creativity, arts and agriculture.

Community Engagement

Are you an adult living in Erskine, Livingston or Walton St apartments?
Are you concerned about how your community is impacted by things such as crime, gentrification, public policies and more?
Are you interested in working to make your community healthier and more prosperous for residents?
Can you spend 5 – 10 hours per week working on solutions?
Would you like to be paid for your time and energy?

If you answered yes to all of those questions, Southside Rising is looking for you! Click the button to share your information so we can contact you.

Youth Council

Are you a young person between the ages of 12-19?
Do you live in Erskine, Livingston or Walton St apartments?
Do you want to work with other youth to make your neighborhood better for everyone?
Do you have ideas for events and activities that you would like to see in your neighborhood?
Would you like to get paid for your time and energy?

If you answered yes to all of those questions, Southside Rising is looking for you! Click the button to share your information so we can contact you.