Vibrant Neighborhoods

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Vibrant Neighborhoods

 

Celebrating Our
Immigrant Communities

Floreciente Neighborhood Survey

We invite you to take
a short, anonymous survey about
Moline's Floreciente neighborhood. Available in
English or Spanish.

Explore the impact and value of immigrant communities here in the Quad Cities region and across the country through our initiative, Vibrant Neighborhoods.

This 18-month initiative will include local interviews, programs and community discussions, as well as national PBS program content, to foster understanding and awareness of older and newer immigrant communities within the region.

 

 

Celebrating History

Vibrant Neighborhoods encourages citizens to explore the rich history of immigrants who moved to the United States with hopes of creating the American dream. Through challenges and successes, immigrants have and continue to contribute to the rich tapestry that is the Quad Cities region and the nation.

 

Moline's Floreciente Neighborhood

Vibrant NeighborhoodsVibrant Neighborhoods first focus neighborhood is Floreciente in Moline. "The West End of Moline, now called the Floreciente Neighborhood, has always been a gateway to new Americans beginning with Swedish and Belgian immigrants more than 150 years ago," said Tar Macias, WQPT Vibrant Neighborhoods Coordinator. "Now a heavily Hispanic neighborhood, Floreciente (which means "blooming" in Spanish) is still a gateway for many people from different backgrounds setting roots in the Quad Cities, and it’s one of the most culturally rich neighborhoods in the area" said Macias.

WQPT General Manager Mary Pruess explained the program goal using the first neighborhood as an example, "What we hope to achieve through this program is to provide a wider visibility of the Floreciente neighborhood to the Greater Quad City area, help facilitate community change, and to help tell their story."

 

Made Possible By

Vibrant Neighborhoods is made possible by a grant from Global Communities, a non-profit organization that works with communities worldwide to improve the lives and livelihoods of the vulnerable.