Miguel Rodriguez writes:
On the eve of the ribbon cutting for Kellogg Park I’d like to thank all of the Ventura Avenue families who attended countless meetings, made tons of calls, and showed up to demand that their voices be heard and that we work together to address childhood obesity and gang violence. Thanks to all, We did it!
Thanks to The City Project and Central Coast Alliance United for a Sustainable Economy (CAUSE) for planting the seeds that helped us organize the community when no one would believe there was a need for a park. Thanks to Stephen DeBaun who spent many days and nights strategizing with me on how to gather public support. Thanks to Beatriz Garcia for investing in my development as a Community Organizer, thanks to The Westside Community Council for taking on the design process, and most importantly: gracias mama’ por sus oraciones!
And thank you to Miguel Rodriguez and @CAUSE for years of working with the community to make this dream come true!