Preserving the Fish Church, a modernist classic which transcends its liturgical function
The Highland Green Foundation (an IRS 501(c)3 organization ) started the Fish Church Conservancy in 2011 as an architectural outreach of the Foundation. Wallace K. Harrison, architect of the Fish Church, its campus, and its Carillon Tower termed his work on the buildings and campus as “The most satisfying job I ever worked on.”
Fish Church Conservancy’s Project Team
Wes Haynes, Project Leader
Cristina Harter, President, Highland Green FDN
George Castellion, Highland Green Foundation
Jane Love, Highland Green Foundation
Kyle May, Abrahams May Architects
Mike Miller, Highland Green Foundation
Julia van den Hout, Founder, Original Copy
Link to the Conservancy’s website
Photos from 2013 DoCoMoMo Day
http://concertsonthegreen.org/ Concerts On The Green was initiated in 1978 as a family friendly, community outreach project at First Presbyterian Church’s using FPC’s urban downtown campus. Families and singles enjoy first-rate blues-rock bands in a friendly and secure environment. Working parents can see their grade school children play enthusiastically on the campus with new peers. All adults renew old acquaintances or make new ones in a relaxed and congenial atmosphere.
Our outreach program provides seven free concerts on Thursday evenings in June, July, and August centered on professional blues-rock bands based in Fairfield County. Before a band performs, guest artists from the North America and Europe play popular tunes on FPC’s Carillon.
We encourage picnic suppers in the bowl of FPC’s Green before a concert begins. Some attendees set elaborate tables with candelabra. Most just lounge on the lawn with an overflowing picnic basket.
Carlos entered the Creative Learning program two years ago exhibiting difficulties in finishing his homework and discipline behavior in the classroom.
Since then he has become an active student and gained the ability to sight-read texts
in fluent English.
The Creative Learning @ FPC program
Creative Learning provides daily after school tutoring and help with homework to improve the learning skills of students with working parents. The students attend Grades K-5 and come from seven Stamford public schools. Some students are American-born but English is their second language.
All students, especially English language learners, need time to read and process texts and math problems, and to talk about their meaning to others. Daily work with Creative Learning’s tutors enables students to finish their homework without relying solely on their translation abilities or those of their parents. Non-readers become interested book seekers. Math begins to make sense.
Become a sponsor of Creative Learning
Since beginning in 2009 in its downtown urban campus at First Presbyterian Church, Creative Learning has been supported by tax-deductible funds.Our students come from lower-income families where parents work two or more jobs in Stamford. We accept students into the program without regard to race, creed, gender, or color. Seventy percent of the students receive scholarship aid. We rely on sponsors to cover most of the program’s expenses.
Contact the Foundation at 203/323-5778 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information about sponsorship