Legacy is leading dramatic improvements to the overall beauty and use of Madison Park. With a cohesive partnership with Fargo Public Schools, Fargo Park District, Fargo Police Department, local businesses and volunteers the only green space available for healthy recreation is transforming.
In 2012, LCF made improvements to the basketball courts, lighting, fencing, playground and added a picnic shelter. More than $50,000 of in-kind labor and materials from our community made this possible.
In 2016, LCF applied for and received a $50,000 HUD Community Block Grant and a $10,000 FM Area Community grant to build a new beginners bike and skate park.
Fargo’s first public art project was birthed in the summer of 2016 through the gifted talents and leadership of nationally renowned sculptor, Brad Bachmeier. http://fargobricksculpture.strikingly.com A masterpiece of hand created bricks, mosaic tiles that represent the deep roots of the Madison families are showcased in the pieces.
Through the gifts of Hebron Brick, Houston Engineering, mason Paul Speral and 294 volunteer artists the creations were created and will be installed during the summer of 2017. The estimated value of the sculptures is $75,000.
Madison Park will become a show case of creative vitality, recreation and pride for the nearly 800 families who call it “home.”
In 2018, Thorsteinson and Sons partnered with the Fargo Park District to construct the second picnic shelter in Madison Park. It is a much-appreciated resting spot for children and families using the bike and skate park venues. Thank you!
AP News Story by Dave Kolpack - Maria Modi’s journey from South Sudan to a new life in Fargo included a stop at a refugee camp in Cairo. She and her seven siblings know what it is like to be hungry. Click here to read the full story.
ABC News Story by Andrea Miller - Refugees help hungry neighbors in North Dakota: 'My family used to be in that same exact boat'. Click here to read full story.
We seek to find the least, the lost and the lonely in our community and make a positive impact in their lives.
In November of 2017, the Legacy students brought to fruition a very important dream and goal. They developed and now manage the first youth led food pantry in our state and city! The K.I.D.S. (Karing Is Doing Service) Food Pantry in partnership with the Great Plains Food Bank distributes roughly 1,000 pounds of protein rich food and personal hygiene items every Thursday from our own back garage!
Each week we bring food and blankets to the Gladys Rae Shelter to help them provide these important items to the clients they serve.
The LCF Bicycle Repair Shop opened it's doors to repair and redistribute bicycles to children and students in need in July of 2018. SCHEELS bike experts provide phenomenal training each week to a core group of Legacy students who proudly serve young people and families to get their wheels safely moving again.
In addition to this important effort to serve the hungry in our city, LCF students befriend people at Fraser, LTD, nursing homes and daycare centers.
LCF students tithe to help others too! With each LCF pay check they earn, LCF students can choose to give to our Pay It Forward account. At the end of each quarter these students get together to decide who in our community they want to encourage through a gift card and warm blanket. Recipients receive these gifts through a home delivery with words of encouragement and a hug from teenagers who cares.
Every student deserves to graduate!