Nashville nonprofit Oasis Center has been given a $100,000 grant by insurer Humana to beef up its Bike Workshop and Fitness program, which trains low-income youth to rebuild and maintain bicycles while promoting bicycling use and safety in their neighborhoods.
“The Bike Workshop is forever changed by this grant,” said Hal Cato, CEO for Oasis Center. “Our immediate plans include renovating the current Workshop space, which is in desperate need of the basics, such as plumbing, heating and cooling. We’re also going to be able to create a mobile Workshop to take into the most at-risk areas of Nashville.”
The Bike Workshop is a collaboration with Halcyon Bike Shop and was recently given another boost by Vanderbilt University’s School of Nursing, which is developing a complementary healthy lifestyles curriculum.
In addition to its Oasis Center check, the Humana Communities Benefit program also has given the Mental Health Association of Middle Tennessee $10,000 and Urban Housing Solutions $5,000.