In late August, Organizer Mai Yang Vang and other HIP organizers joined with Darryl Lucien and members of the Meadowview Neighborhood Association and Cabrillo Park Neighborhood Association to empower residents to take charge and take ownership of their community.
Here's what Mai had to say about why neighborhood empowerment and walks matters:
"The only way to rebuild & revitalize neighborhoods in our community is through resident-driven solutions. We can't wait for others to come and organize our neighborhood and community for us. Change at the neighborhood level happens when we have empowered families and residents work towards a common goal to improve their community. We are our own inspiration. We are our own community care takers. We can accomplish so much more when we work collectively with our neighbors to envision a stronger community. I bought a home in this area and I'm not going anywhere. By knocking on doors, getting folks involve and empowering neighbors to take action on issues they care about, we can change South Sacramento, one house and one block at a time."