I can make a difference in my community.
I learned that some years ago through my service with Freedom Schools. The summer program introduced me to a sensational cultural enrichment program for the African American community as I served at my church and my current job, Bayview Charities. I learned that I, as an individual, can start with myself and make a difference outward from there.
I took this same approach as I joined the Coalition of Neighborhood Councils (CNC) in San Diego. I am a resident of the Jamacha community in San Diego and joined the local neighborhood council and eventually joined the board of directors over a year ago. Since then, I have seen residents seeking to advance the cause of community involvement and civic engagement, even youth programs. This has inspired me to advance my role with the organization by leading the Neighborhood Support Committee of the CNC. The committee supports each neighborhood council in expanding its reach into its local community.
The CNC is going through its changes like many organizations, but I see that it is bringing residents and governemntal representatives together to bring about positive changes in our community. I appreciate the community work, serving along with other people who have a vested interest in our community. I understand that the CNC has a ways to go with nonprofit growing pains, but I an totally enthused to discover how the organization can grow and go on to deliver greater service to my comunity as I seek to make a difference.