CLRPN Forum brings new faces
During the latest Promise Forum, new faces enjoyed the regular faces. After enjoying each other’s company during a dinner, we all went into an auditorium to talk about the summer initiatives that are kicking off.
Joyce Elliott quickly discussed the history of the CLRPN to catch everyone up to speed. She then talked about the importance of reading, creating a volunteer bank, and holding events that bring together the community. The discussion was focused on ideas for steps we can take together starting this summer to advance two of our Implementation Phase One action strategies: CLRPN Reads! and the Creating Community Connectivity Initiative.
“We need to do what we can to change,” says Joyce. She went on to say that the whole idea centers around good schools but we can’t have good schools in isolation.
“If we make a promise, we will do whatever it takes to be able to deliver that promise,” continued Joyce.
Her words made a strong impact on those in the room. We have to own these projects in order for it to sustain in the community.
Another initiative talked about was CLRPN Reads. The goal is to get kids and families reading for fun, a daily activity for all residents of the CLRPN.
The door prize winners were Antjuan, Mabel, and Trish. Antjuan won the makings of a salsa garden (tomato, jalapeno pepper and cilantro plant) and said he was going to plant it with a group of students from Hamilton with whom he works. Mabel won the color garden (flowers) and Trish won the herb garden.
To help this initiative, the CLRPN wants to start a Reading in Important campaign. Along with the campaign the Summer Reading Series will help show that reading is fun. But we can’t do this all alone and need volunteers who can help. Those at the forum were able to talk about their thoughts on these initiatives and how they could help. If you are interested in helping, email email@example.com or fill out the Promise Pledge.