After two weeks of learning about urban design and community engagement, the Design Your Neighborhood (DYN) interns applied their knowledge to an improvement idea for their own neighborhood. They created project boards, and presented them in the Metro Chamber Room. The presentations were followed by a vote for the idea that they would like to continue developing. Following the presentation, an exhibition was held where community members were invited to see the project ideas.
The winning project was an after school cooking program called "Let's Cook" by Rowan Frieburg. During the exhibition, Allison Plattsmier, a DYN alumnus who now works for the Transit Alliance of Middle Tennessee, saw potential for the project to receive funding. She worked with Rowan to submit a grant proposal, and received the Entrepreneur Award from The National Society of Leadership and Success.