Navigators turn outreach into input to guide Northside initiative

This post was originally published on this siteNeighborhood Navigators (seated) Tamaha Jones (left) and Mallory Saurer (right) were serenaded by Mariachi Corcel de Madison while staffing a table at the recent Northside Community Supper as part of their outreach and engagement efforts. By Abha ThakkarNorthside Planning Council The Northside Stable Families, Strong Community (SFSC) collaboration…

A note to our community

This post was originally published on this site The Northside News would like to share this note from Northside Planning Council (NPC) Executive Director and Northside News editor, Abha Thakkar, to the NPC and FEED Kitchens communities.  To FEED Members and NPC Board, Staff and Volunteers, As a naturalized citizen and a woman of color,…

Editor’s Column: Feb./March 2017

This post was originally published on this siteAbha Thakkar There’s a song by the group Bastille called, “Flaws.” I have been listening to it lately (on repeat). “All of your flaws and all of my flaws, they lie there hand in hand/ Ones we’ve inherited, ones that we learn/ They pass from man to man.”…

Editor’s Column: Oct./Nov. 2016

This post was originally published on this siteBy Abha Thakkar It’s astonishing to me that it’s the end of September. We have been so overwhelmingly busy for the last nine months — we’ve added significant new programs, our staff has grown and our volunteer base has expanded — I’m a little shell-shocked.  I have been…