Thank you for your tax-deductible investment in our organization. Your underwriting will support these programs:
Excellence Without Excuse (E-WE) Community Computer Laboratory & Learning Center
For P.E.C., the backbone of “Preserving the Eatonville Community” is educational excellence. In the late 19th century, the Robert Hungerford Industrial and Normal School, established following the Dr. Booker T. Washington Tuskegee Institute-model, offered a “STEM-like” curriculum for its student body. In 21st century Eatonville, P.E.C. identifies that legacy as an important element in the formula for community preservation and revitalization.
Goal: To provide access to 21st century technology, academic and life skills support to children and families living in the Historic Eatonville Community and to others who seek these services
Yards & Gardens Club of Historic Eatonville
A truly authentic “grassroots effort,” the members of the Yards & Gardens Club of Historic Eatonville commit to growing organic vegetables and fruits so that Eatonville residents have the access to good food “just down the street” from where they live.
Goal: To develop a sustainable system to provide locally grown organic produce, thereby decreasing the nutrition-based health disparities which currently exist in the community
ZORA!™ STEM Initiative
Goal: To support the preservation of the Historic Eatonville Community by maintaining a generations-long commitment to developing a familial/community support system which will encourage academic excellence in science and math for children, ages 18 months – age 13
Zora Neale Hurston™ National Museum of Fine Arts |The Hurston™|
Zora Neale Hurston™ Festival of the Arts and Humanities (ZORA!™ Festival)
P.E.C. has presented the annual Zora Neale Hurston™ Festival of the Arts and Humanities
(ZORA!™ Festival) since 1990. A multi-day, multidisciplinary event, the event has as its 3 goals:
(1) the celebration of the life and work of Zora Neale Hurston, charismatic 20th century writer, folklorist and anthropologist;
(2) the celebration of her home town, Eatonville, Florida, which she made known as “the first
incorporated African American municipality in the U.S.;” and
(3) the celebration of the cultural contributions which people of African ancestry have made to the
United States and to world culture.
Goal: To celebrate the life and work of Zora Neale Hurston; to celebrate the historic significance of her hometown, Eatonville, Florida, which she popularized as “the oldest incorporated African American municipality in the United States;” and to celebrate the cultural contributions which people of African ancestry have made to the United States and to world culture