“When you’re physically strong, you’re mentally and emotionally strong. Being a strong female, you just feel so empowered.”
“I have always been an outsider, individualistic expert type. The program helped me develop skills that I had never developed before - talking to people and learning how to lead from behind.”
“To me, nature always was a place to be curious.”
“Through stories, literature, books, theater and music, we can learn more about each other and ourselves and put down misconceptions of other people.”
“My mission is to engage and encourage and empower teen moms and to help improve the quality of life for themselves and their small children.”
"The Neighborhood Leadership Program helped me build a level of trust with my neighbors."
"Now we all have a network as we continue to do our projects. That is really inspirational."
Twenty-five years of developing neighborhood leaders has resulted in many community-inspired projects.
The Chatham Square Neighborhood Association celebrates ten years of growing a welcoming community.