From the Ground to the Sky: A Neighborhood Vision Rises From the Concrete

"Team up with us for an inspirational day of art and movement activities with neighborhood residents, local artists, health promotoras, community gardeners and organizers. Neighborhood families will be engaged in community affirming exercises that capture the possibilities of developing a full service, holistically planned community site with potential eco-friendly affordable housing, green space, education and job center at this Public Utilities Commission-owned parking lot."

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