"A house is made of bricks & beams
A home is built with Love and Dreams"
Glimpse of Love LLC is expanding and we are putting people into their dream homes. In 2019 Keiser University Nursing students and Glimpse of Love Founder, La'Tiara Love volunteered for Habitat for Humanity. They spent hours building houses on Hammock Place in Sarasota Florida. A few months later they were invited to the home dedication ceremony; "Seeing Carlene and her son Odane get presented with the keys to their new home was life changing for me." Our quest is to put more people in their dream homes and encourage more home equity in our community.
"I was Raised in the City of Homes"
Our Community is Radiant
The Sarasota African American Cultural Coalition is the featured organization for New College’s Radiant Communities Project. The project will focus on the Newtown community; a historic African American neighborhood that is adjacent to the university. Students will use the skills they learned in the classroom and apply it to documenting the past, present, and future of Newtown, Sarasota.
"Alone, we can do so little: Together we can do so much"
Glimpse of The Artist
Congratulations to Glimpse of Love founder, La'Tiara Love on being selected by the John and Mable Ringling Museum to display her "Glimpse of The Artist" project next year, February-April 2023. The exhibition will be presented by the Sarasota African American Cultural Coalition.
"Glimpse of The Artist" is an experience that will allow guests to interact with some of Newtown’s and Sarasota’s local artists. Guests will learn what motivates the artist, the impact Newtown / Sarasota has had on them, and tools for artists who are just starting out.
“This is a true honor, and I'm so grateful to everyone who has been a part of this project,” says La’Tiara.
Adidas Runs with Love
Yay!! We completed our Run with AR : Community 5k Run . It was an amazing experience checking in with over 100,000 people across the globe; we are more alike than we are different. This is truly a time to celebrate . We can't wait to see you all on the next run. Adidas Runs with Passion, Adidas Runs with Heart and Adidas Runs with Love
" Impossible is Nothing "
Glimpse of Love Founder La'Tiara Love Is a proud member of the Adidas community. "It truly is a lifestyle brand we've been having so much fun with all the wonderful things Adidas has given us access to."
Glimpse of Love is a lifestyle brand also. We blog and promote wellness products and services that inspire people and make them feel good. We are super excited to announce that next week Glimpse of Love and the
Run With AR: Community will participate in the Adidas 5k run .Stay tuned to find out more about Adidas and other brands we've partnered with, and are excited about.
" In running, everyone has a place"
"Some say look at what I created"
"The successful say look at what I attracted"
Happy New Year! The year 2021 is here and we are expecting a bigger and brighter future. The Glimpse of Love team has been apart of some great projects over the past year: Ringling College Art contest , Leonard Reid House and Glimpse of The Artist to name a few.
Glimpse of the Artist gives you a closer look into the artistic process. "We are delighted to have artist share some of the magic that goes into creating masterpieces." scan the QR code below and experience our latest interview.
"If you don't know who you are, anyone can name you; and if anyone can name you ,you will answer to anything." -African Proverb
"The Last Shall be First"
Glimpse of Love founder La'Tiara Love visited Shantell's Just Until restaurant in Sanford, FL this summer. "The food and atmosphere was amazing." Throughout the restaurant she saw pictures of Bessie Stringfield, the first African American women to ride a motorcycle across the United States. Bessie was also a civilian motorcycle dispatch rider for the United States Army during World War II. Shantell has made it her mission to share her idol Bessie Stringfield story.
Shantell Williams is also a motorcyclist who's made history. She also traveled across the United States on a motorcycle, she did it solo and she did it in the record time of 27 days, Shantell's determination compelled Harley Davidson to create the Shantell Williams Mileage Award in her honor. Her story is so inspiring and has touched so many people and organization including Netflix, Her show " Shut up and Ride" is anticipated to come out next year. We are excited to watch her story; a business owner, wife, and mother of 10 who journeys across the united states on her motorcycle for a second time. "Congratulations Shantell we are cheering for you"
"So powerful is the light of unity, it can illuminate the earth"
"The Dawn of a New Era"
Sarasota, Florida is Glimpse of Love's new home; and we are having a blast here on the SunCoast. Early this year founder La'Tiara Love was featured in WUSF's series called Telling Tampa Bay Stories. Every year WUSF highlights communities around the region that people may not always hear about. This year they decided to spotlight Newtown; a Historic African American Community. WUSF wanted to know about La'Tiara's experience as a new resident in the area; check out the full story here.
Since the Interview so many things have conspired. Glimpse of Love promoted and sold the Newtown Alive book Written by Rosalyn Howard Ph D and Vickie Oldham M. F. A. She also became a board member of the Sarasota African American Cultural Coalition. The goal is to preserve, celebrate and share cultural, artistic and historical heritage of African Americans in Sarasota and beyond. They are also in the process of building a museum and cultural center, so stay tuned to all the wonderful things that are happening in this community.
"Coming together is a beginning. Keeping together is progress. Working together is success." - Henry Ford
The Gift That Keeps on Giving
This year for Black History Month,I decided to highlight some of Newtown's local legends and heroes in the community. Everyone who purchased a Newtown Alive book was entered into a raffle. This week, we picked nursing student Sophia as the winner! We were so happy about the book selling out we decided to celebrate with everyone who made it possible.
"Find the good. It’s all around you. Find it, showcase it and you’ll start believing in it". – Jesse Owens
"For I know the plans I have for you"
Glimpse of Love is expanding and will be celebrating its grand opening in Sarasota, Florida. Community has played a huge role in the development of the Glimpse of Love brand. "I am so grateful for my team, my supporters and my community; I couldn't do this without them"- Founder La'Tiara Love.
Glimpse of Love is also thrilled to partner with other organizations in the community. Newtown Alive is an organization that celebrates and chronicles the history of Newtown. There are Trolley tours that stop at all of the historical places,and they are in the process of building an African American Cultural Center and Museum. Glimpse of Love is excited to have the Newtown Alive book available online; "For Black History Month we are celebrating Sarasota's rich African American History." The Newtown community celebrated its 100-year anniversary in 2014 . The remarkable things this community has done is also added to the United States Civil Right Trail along with Martin Luther King's house in Atlanta, Georgia.
" I know you will be empowered by these stories of courage." "Grit is the word that describes me and Newtown. I love Newtown" Vickie Oldham