Near Northside action meeting tonight at Leonel Castillo Community Center

WHAT

Near Northside Super Neighborhood #51 Community Action Meeting.

As a response to the tragic attack that struck a Near Northside youth this week, community members will join together to proactively discuss further actions to reduce crime in the neighborhood. For the past three years, community partners have called for increased police surveillance, drug and crime interventions as well as a resolution to the aggressive homeless population that has plagued the area where 11 year-old Josue Flores was attacked earlier this week.

WHO

Super Neighborhood 51 and Go Neighborhoods. The Near Northside is a LISC Great Opportunity (GO) Neighborhood that works to build healthy and sustainable communities.

WHEN

Thursday, May 19
6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

WHERE

Leonel Castillo Community Center
2101 South St, Houston, TX, 77009

INTERVIEWS

Residents and community leaders will be available today for interviews in English or Spanish immediately preceding or following meeting.

  • Karla Cisneros:  City Council District H
  • Diana Lerma Pfeifer:  Super Neighborhood 51
  • Jenifer Wagley:  Go Neighborhoods Deputy Director
  • Rob Block:  Go Neighborhoods Community Coordinator
  • Mary Lawler:  Avenue CDC Executive Director
  • Jose Trevino:  GO Neighborhoods Near Northside Leadership and Advocacy Team

About Go Neighborhoods – Near Northside

The Near Northside is a LISC Great Opportunity (GO) Neighborhood that works to build healthy and sustainable communities. In 2009 Houston LISC launched the GO Neighborhoods program — a multiyear place-based initiative for revitalizing Houston communities. It is a comprehensive community development approach that leverages resources by working across traditionally disconnected sectors including: housing and real estate; family income and wealth; economic development; quality education; and healthy environments and lifestyle. LISC defines these as essential features of a sustainable community.

About Super Neighborhood 51

Super Neighborhood 51 was created to encourage residents of the Near Northside to work together to identify, prioritize and address the needs and concerns of the broader community. The Near Northside Neighborhood is generally bounded by I-10 Southern Boundary, Hardy Street Eastern Boundary, I-45 Western Boundary, and Houston Belt & Terminal Railway Northern Boundary.

HOUSTON, May 19, 2016

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