SOMOS Mayfair: Bringing Community Together


Partners

  • SOMOS Mayfair
  • Santa Clara County Public Health Department

Participants

  • Youth
  • Adults

Goals

  • Assess Emma Prusch Farm Park and Mayfair Park as well as the streets surrounding them based on four themes of environmental and social barriers to physical activity: (1) Access & Utilization of Public Space for Health, Fun & Safety (2) Public Art - Community Beautification, Expression & Identity (3) Affordable Housing (4) Abandonment and Dangerous Infrastructure

Outcomes

  • An MOU with the School District to access a local soccer field
  • Youth development of scavenger hunt cards for use at the parks
  • Scholarships for enrichment programs at Mayfair Park Community Center
  • Creation of "walking loop" cards through a new partnership with CA Walks and resident-led walking groups
  • Physical activity programming in conjunction with National Night Out and the Viva Parks program

 

Read more about the SOMOS Mayfair project here.

 

Our Voice Impact

"This experience has changed my life.  I see inadequacies everywhere I go as it relates to pedestrian access and safety.  I even stop [at] construction sites to remind them to be considerate of the handicapped in our community.  Thank you all so much for this awareness and empowerment to require change."

~ Pam Jiner, GirlTrek Advocacy Leader, Denver CO