On Wednesday, March 12th, following a community rally against Monday’s shooting, 10 residents gathered for a conversation about neighborhood safety and important community issues. The evening opened with each person sharing their personal highlights and challenges from the week.

We moved on to checking in together on what people have been noticing in the neighborhood, sharing both positive events and joys as well as persistent problems and issues to work on. The conversation then opened up to discussing opportunities and challenges for youth, including a report back to the group about ongoing work on a youth carpentry apprenticeship that grew out of Community Conversations.

We closed by highlighting a number of local organizations that need volunteer involvement, encouraging participants to spread the word to increase involvement in the community. All are welcome at Community Conversations. The next meeting will take place in April.