The Picturesque Summer

  • Location
    Pasadena, California
  • Status

The Problem

The Community Outreach Coordinator at our school brought to our attention a library in North Pasadena, known as La Pintoresca Branch, that is surrounded by a community charged with racial tension. We met with the library curators, Melvin Racelis and Rosa Cesarreti, to see if there was anything that we could do to help; they stated that many kids, during the summer, love to play and hang around at the library. After explaining our idea to them, Rosa and Melvin loved our plan and wanted us to establish a summer camp, three days a week where everyone from all ages can come and have fun. Following our discussion about our plan, Rosa explained to us how the racial tension between families of different ethnicities was tearing the neighborhood down. We claimed that bringing families together while their children became friends, could help mitigate the increasing racial tension.

Our Plan

We will create activities within the community and at the library. We will first purchase the necessary equipment and then set up a schedule for the summer with fun activities and games for the kids to play. This will hopefully encourage the adults in the neighborhood to coexist.

Themes Addressed

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    Peace & Safety

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