Crown Heights Neighborhood Board 2014-2015
Neighborhood groups consist of community members working together to revitalize the neighborhood through service, advocacy, engagement and leadership.
Crown Heights (Oceanside)
The Crown Heights neighborhood group is focused on helping transform the Crown Heights Oceanside community.
- Advocated for bus transportation for children to remove barriers from attending school
- Organized efforts to reduce gang violence
Crown Heights 2nd Annual Scholarship
For the last eight years, the Crown Heights Neighborhood has partnered with Oceanside Unified School District, City of Oceanside, CHW and parents to provide safe school bus transportation program to hundredths of kids of the Crown Heights Neighborhood in Oceanside, CA. The OUSD provides the bus and driver and the parents pay a fee per child monthly to be able to utilize the bus. The Crown Heights Neighborhood Group and parents agreed to establish a community service requirement for each family to receive a discounted price each month and for the families who don’t contribute any community service they make a small donation to the program. The CHNG has been able to save some of those funds and fundraise throughout the year to give back to the community and for the second time, they will be awarding 4 scholarships to youth that have previously been part of the Bus Transportation Program and who have achieved academic success and demonstrated community leadership. Each scholarship will be $1,000 and 2 will be awarded to graduating seniors and 2 will be awarded to current students that are in college/university/technical school. Crown Heights Scholarships can be used for education-related expenses, including tuition and fees, room and board, transportation, books and school supplies. Applications are reviewed and evaluated by a committee comprised of City of Oceanside staff, Oceanside Police Department, North County Lifeline, and community volunteers.
Poder Popular (Fallbrook)
Poder Popular focuses on improving the health and well-being of farmworkers, their families and the communities where they live through leadership development and strategic alliance building. Poder Popular leaders are working to implement health action plans and organizing two health days for the uninsured in partnership with the Tzu Chi Foundation and other non-profit partners. Poder leaders are also working in partnership with Feeding America to provide food baskets to families in need in Bonsall and Fallbrook.
- In 2011, the Promotoras reached out to over 8,000 distressed homeowners with loan scam alert and foreclosure resources and brought food relief to up to 400 people every 2 weeks in an impoverished agricultural area.
- Food distribution two times a month in Bonsall and Fallbrook for hundreds of needy families