Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Building strong neighborhoods in the City of Lake Worth

This is from the latest City Newsletter; if you haven's signed up to receive this newsletter use this link and it only takes a few seconds.

In this latest issue, Joan Oliva, the Executive Director of the Lake Worth CRA, Deputy Benito Gaspar, and Jamie Lee Brown, Vice-President of Community Service at Community Partners are quoted. It's a very interesting read. Here is a short excerpt:
     For six weeks, residents from many different neighborhoods in Lake Worth met and formed dialogue groups for the Building Strong Neighborhoods program. Groups met to discuss the most important issues facing the city and brainstorm ways they can get involved in solving them.
     Building Strong Neighborhoods is organized by the City of Lake Worth, the Lake Worth Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA), Bridges of Lake Worth and Bridges of Highland and a local non-profit called Community Partners. Community Partners was previously involved in the Neighborhood Stabilization Program (NSP-2) in Lake Worth.
     The program is part of a larger grant called the Neighborworks Catalytic Grant. The grant includes neighborhood outreach and encourages public participation. The grant also covers early childhood education and youth activities. There is also money for residential improvements, infrastructure, and microloans.
If strengthening our neighborhoods in Lake Worth is an important issue for you and want to become involved I strongly urge you to read this entire article.