City Heights Community Development Corporation Print
2018 AARP Community Challenge Grantee
This grant created a vibrant space within the Little East Africa neighborhood of San Diego to encourage a healthier and more connected community by installing permanent art features.
The City Heights neighborhood is an enclave for refugees from Somalia and other East African countries. Local residents, particularly those 50 or older, gather in parking lots and on sidewalks at the busy area along University Avenue, which home to shops, markets and mosques. AARP funding enabled the installation of permanent seating in a popular plaza.
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