In recognition of National Volunteer Appreciation Week, we are highlighting the work of Christin Huja and Gail Morris with the North Tabor Mural Project. This project is one component of the neighborhood association’s Neighborhood Identity Project to build community and a sense of place.
Parks, community centers, improved roadways and pedestrian amenities are common projects neighborhood associations would like to feel empowered to work on. But how are associations and other community groups supposed to overcome the planning and financial hurdles that make these projects feasible?
What do you get when you combine language, art, nature, and dedicated parent volunteers? – A bright and whimsical tile mural celebrating the wonderful cultural diversity and creativity at Grout Elementary School.
On the last Saturday of the month (March – October), come rain or shine, between nine and eighty-three Weed Warriors can be found ferociously fighting swarms of foreign green invaders. The enemy? English ivy, Himalayan blackberry, clematis vitalba, and scotch broom.
Standing on the corner of Southeast Foster Road and 72nd Avenue, you can feel a steady breeze as cars pass by, many exceeding the posted speed limit of 35mph. A middle school age child dashes across the street on his way back from a convenience store. A speeding car screeches its brakes at the last minute and avoids hitting the boy. This scene plays out every day on Southeast Foster Road and group of neighbors is determined to change this by bringing a new vision to the busy arterial.