Latino Health Access (LHA) is an Inside the Outdoors' partner. Last summer, we were able to offer Inside the Outdoors Summer Day Camp camperships to 10 children served by LHA. These children live in a place where every child has only 22 feet of open space. Most of the campers from LHA had never been outside of their community, so the experience for them represented the first chance the children had to connect with nature.
If you want to be truly inspired, take a few minutes to listen to Bill Moyer's segment about what LHA and grassroots organizers are doing to bring a park to their community. Please share this story with anyone you think will be interested.
Four years ago, in a national survey of America's toughest cities to live in — weighing levels of crime, poverty and disease — Santa Ana, California ranked number one. But now, the residents have something to celebrate: a new park. Little comes easy in Santa Ana, and community activist America Bracho and her neighbors worked for years to win their park from the city establishment.