Starting in March, things appeared to be up in the air for Rose Park Neighborhood Association. Like many Long Beach nonprofit organizations, we wondered how to move forward with the series of events, resident-led initiatives and street actions. How do we stay connected to residents and their needs during this time, while pressing issues are rising to the surface?
The past 10 months highlighted much needed services for our most vulnerable residents and demanded that we work with community partners to implement real change for safer streets that no longer allows pedestrian fatalities and works to slow traffic speed. This year provided an opportunity to slow down, identify, connect, and develop new partnerships to work toward solutions and action in 2021. If any of these initiatives speak to you, we hope you will join us by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. 2021 priorities include:
Pedestrian & Street Safety
Food Security for Older Adults
Friendship Corner Mural at Dawson & 7th Street – vacant space revitalization
On Monday, August 17th Rose Park residents and volunteers arrived masked and ready to work using chalk and spray paint with stencils to display the feedback of residents and surrounding neighbors for safer, accessible streets and equitable spaces. Thank you to Rose Park resident and artist Cody Lusby for leading the street art action and to the volunteers who participated in the summer heat! We also appreciate Matt Hamilton who provided us with permission to use the parking lot for our street safe art!
On Tuesday, August 25th at 11am, Rose Park Neighborhood Association President Gretchen Swanson will host an online pedestrian safety training workshop for older adults via zoom. Email email@example.com to participate.
In September, Rose Park Neighborhood Association will present it’s findings in a report to the city council. These efforts are funded by a grant received from Southern California Association of Governments (SCAG). ‘With support from the California Office of Traffic Safety, the Local Community Engagement and Safety Mini-Grants fund projects that build street-level community resiliency and increase the safety of vulnerable street users, including those who depend on biking and walking. ‘
We hope you will stay informed and continue to be a part of making Rose Park Neighborhood streets and surrounding areas safe, accessible & equitable for all! Stay informed & SUBSCRIBE to our newsletter. #ResilientStreets #HealthyStreets #ActiveTransportation #GoHumanSoCal
The historic Rose Park neighborhood is located in the City of Long Beach, California