Guest Blog: Updates from Dover's Community City Social Worker
Date: August 2, 2018
Author: Binu Sebastian (The Dover Community Times)
I hope the summer is treating you well. I have been having a rather busy summer with many initiatives going on in the community. I thought I would reach you out with some community updates!
- Mothers In Action: We have a new community initiative, inspired and led by a mother, to support the children and youth in the community. Mothers In Action believe that parents, especially mothers, can play a greater role in supporting the younger generation. We will keep you all posted as it gains momentum in the community.
- Studio 17: I have been involved with Studio 17, which is a summer program run by the Evangel church for youth in our community. It runs out of the St. Luke’s Anglican Church gym. Studio 17 uses both basketball and hip hop as tools to engage the youth and children. It is a huge success as youth and children come in large numbers.
- Fair Entry Night: In partnership with Studio 17, I will be organizing a Fair Entry Night for residents to sign up to have access to affordable transit and recreational programs. We hope this will help in addressing some of the barriers that our residents face when trying to access programs and services. Fair Entry Night will be held on August 20th at 6.30 pm at St. Luke’s Anglican Church (2951 26 Ave SE). We will have staff from The City of Calgary to sign up the eligible residents for this program. Those who would like to learn more about Fair Entry Night can call me directly at 403-510-3045 or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Community Outreach: I am partnering with Calgary Housing and Aspen to reach out to as many residents as possible to engage them. Community Outreach is an important element of our work as we constantly look for the ways to foster community connections and also to connect residents with resources in the community.
As always, I look forward to your comments and suggestions and I can always be reached at 403-510-3045 or email@example.com.
I hope you have a great weekend ahead!
Binu Sebastian – your Community Worker
The City of Calgary
As your Community Social Worker, The Dover Community Times is an attempt to connect with you and to keep you updated with relevant information and resources. It also offers you place where you can share your recommendations, suggestions and feedback on our collective work in the neighbourhood. You can always reach me at 403-510-3045 and firstname.lastname@example.org.