City Springs Elementary Poems & Essays
In a conversation with City Springs School Principal, Rhonda Richetta, about the Choice Neighborhoods Initiative Program she shared this perspective: “Our children are growing up in poverty and public housing, so gentrification is not something they are favor of because it doesn’t allow them to remain in their homes”. However, once the Choice Neighborhood Initiative that would benefit Perkins, Somerset and Old Town (PSO) was explained students started talking! They were actually discussing why the Perkins Project was a good thing and what it would mean for them to live in a mixed population neighborhood with a brand new school building!
HUD inspectors were so moved when they saw the students in May that they asked for a copy of the video to present to Congress to appeal to the continuation of the CNI program!
Take a look at the creative expression of City Springs Elementary Youth expressing their support of the Choice Neighborhood Program as they recite poems and essays in the following video.