Empowering Residents & Sharing Stories of Resilience
AMPLIFY RESIDENT VOICE
Each month, Neighborhood Associates is highlighting the civic story of an incredible resident. Civic stories reflect a neighborhood's history and fortitude. Told and retold, by one neighbor to the next, these stories of strength resonate through generations and forge a community’s sense of direction, shared values, and Public Kinship. And at the heart of each civic story are the residents who rose to uplift their neighbors. Amplifying their voices and their civic stories are key to community-building and always important to share.
ERICA'S CIVIC STORY
BASS CIRCLE, WASHINGTON, DC
“I have been an Early Childhood Educator for 18 years. My passion in education is to prepare young minds for the future by providing them with the best educational experience I can. Volunteering is an opportunity...It brings me a significant amount of joy and happiness to be an active advocate for my community.”
TALAYA'S CIVIC STORY
PARADISE AT PARKSIDE, WASHINGTON, DC
Talaya volunteers with the Paradise Parkside Gardening Club . She is committed to helping grow and share fresh produce with her community. Nature fuels her imagination and the Paradise Community garden is a therapeutic outlet amid social distancing.
SHARE YOUR CIVIC STORY
It's easy, you can share your story below. Feel free to share pictures and videos too. We want to hear from you!