Welcome to the online home of the Neighborhood Association of Childs Park. We are continuously updating the site to make sure you stay up to date on the many things that are happening in Childs Park. Make sure you check out our calander and contact us if you would like to volunteer and help us "Put Neighbor back in the Hood."
We would like to sincerely thank you for all of your help and support in 2014. You should be proud to know that your Neighbors are very active and working well together. Because of your help and support last year were able to:
- Complete our second Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service Project and help obtain equipment for unemployed men in the community to find light lawn care and maintenance job
- Complete Two successful “Adopt –A Block” Neighborhood Clean ups and collect tons of curbside waste and old furniture from residents and that which had been left in Neighborhood alley ways
- Participate in Carefest 2014 with over a dozen Youth and Adult volunteers to help mow the lawns of some of Elders and clear the Right of Way of trash and debris.
- Provide Anti-Bullying and Self Defense workshops that showed Youth and Adults how to avoid and resolve conflicts.
- Help reduce the number of Violent Crimes and Auto Thefts in the Neighborhood by engaging Residents and hosting Stop The Violence Rallies in the Park.
- Host an historic Mayoral Candidate Forum to help engage residents and stakeholders.
- Increase voter turnout in our precinct and city wide through our “Get Out the Vote” initiative.
- Help to Improve Police and Community relations by hosting workshops that provided “10 Simple Rules for Dealing with Police”
- Work with the NAACP and held a press conference and meetings with the Mayor and Chief of Police regarding reports of police misconduct in the Neighborhood.
- Educate residents on how to properly file complaints on police officers that speed through the Neighborhood without cause which resulted in 2 officers being suspended and one being fired for doing so.
- Participate in a series of “Man Camps” facilitated by Men of the Community and provide workshops for boys and young Men Ages 9 to 24 on Peer Pressure, STD’s and How to Dress For Success. This discussed why “sagging” is not cool, taught them how to tie a neck tie and many other things. Dress suits were also given to some of the attendees as well.
- Dedicate a New Baseball Field at the Childs Park Recreation Center and form a committee to establish inner league baseball teams
- Break ground on the Childs Park Liner Park (on 43rd Street and 11th Ave) to beautify the Childs Park Lake and make it usable to the community for leisure activities.