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Neighborhood Center work in progress.

United Way’s Neighborhood Center in the Ave A Elementary School is working with community partners and residents that live in the area to help strengthen this neighborhood.  The Neighborhood has set goals around the following areas:

  • Public Safety
  • Opportunities for Physical Activity
  • Neighborhood Pride
  • Healthy Eating
  • Student Achievement

The residents' newest project is focused on opportunities for physical activity in relation to transforming Ashmeade Park. In June 2016, they attended a park planning meeting lead by Hutch Rec to determine what is most important to them in a park.  The goal is to create a park that reflects the needs of the neighborhood so that they will utilize and benefit from it being in the area. By strengthening our community one neighborhood at a time, United Way believes we can truly make lasting changes.