True Community Partnership

November 6, 2010 at 1:37 pm Leave a comment

Did you know that in 2002 we reached out to the families living in East Austin to ask them about their lives?

Dr. Juan Sanchez knew that in order to create the most impactful and sustainable change in communities, you needed to go INTO those neighborhoods and engage with the people who were living there.  In order to create change, you need a true community partnership with the people whose lives you are trying to change.

When asked what would make the biggest impact in their lives the residents of the Govalle/ Johnston Terrace neighborhoods told us:

  • education for our children,
  • jobs, and
  • the opportunity to empower ourselves and be voices in our community.

We are grateful they were willing to share their dreams and be community partners with us so that we could participate by opening doors to opportunity for their children and whole families.


Entry filed under: Community Empowerment, East Austin, East Austin Children's Promise, Govalle/Johnston Terrace Neighborhood, Southwest Key Programs.

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