Edward L. Cooper
Community Garden & Education Center
Artists of Humanity
The Edward L. Cooper Community Garden and Education Center honors the memory of our third and former Board President, Mr. Willie Brown, who passed away May 31, 2022. A longstanding resident of Highland Park, his commitment to our community was unwavering. In addition to the Cooper Center Inc., he served on the Highland Park Association, the National American Friends Committee and the Concerned Black Men of Massachusetts. A consummate gardener, he maintained a plot that was a gold standard of the ELCCC. He was also a neighborhood leader whose grill was the first on the sidewalk during the Linwood Square Block Parties which he and his wife sponsored annually. His history of community building is a lasting example to the institutions, neighborhood and residents that he worked so tirelessly to empower. To learn more about this extraordinary father, leader and gardener, please visit this site.