Community Ambassador

Without families there is no community.  Without good moms, families don’t have a starting chance.  Working in my community gives me hope and reminds me that moms have a very unique place in our communities as the caretakers, not just of the children, but also of the marketplace and the greenspaces.  This is where I shine.

Gardening is both passion and peace for me.  Over the last 3 years, I’ve been awarded 3 community-centered grants to continue the work of brightening one of the blighted corners in my neighborhood.

Welcome Corner was once a vacant lot crowded by garbage and overgrown weeds.  It is now equipped with a Free Library, benches, beautiful flowers and garden beds.  The Sprout Fund, G-Tech and Observatory Hill Inc. have all aided me in making this space a welcoming space for families of the North Side.

My community efforts have also been written about in local media.

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