Volunteer Efforts Clean Up Canyon Country Community
A small group of committed volunteers has begun to make big changes in the Granada Villa Neighborhood in Canyon Country. Through various programs, the Granada Villa Neighborhood Committee has provided positive opportunities for families and youth that have improved the crime rate in the area. At the close of their first academic year, the committee is being recognized and assisted by members of the City’s executive team.
Ken Pulskamp, Santa Clarita City Manager, and Ken Striplin, Assistant City Manager, will join the Granada Villa Neighborhood Committee and volunteers to assist in their weekly homework assistance program from 4:00-6:00 p.m. on May 25 at the Granada Villa Mobile Home Park.
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“It is very significant. It is great to see that they are coming to work with the kids and interact with them.” said Yolanda Calderon, the Community Center Coordinator.
The tutoring program is one of the Granada Villa Neighborhood Committee’s programs developed in response to a request for help from the City's Anti-Gang Task Force and neighbors in the area.
After meeting with the community over a year ago, the committee determined some specific areas where their assistance was needed and would be most valuable; their plans became reality at the beginning of the 2010-2011 school year.
The committee’s free community services for youth and families include a conversational English class, fitness class, homework assistance program, and teen activities that have helped cause graffiti and crime to go down in the Granada Villa community while reading ability and grades are up. In the future, they hope to begin team sports activities.
Granada Villa Mobile Home Park is located at 18540 Soledad Canyon Rd.