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Council 4584 has been an active participant in the Carmichael Neighborhood Association, a volunteer citizens' group that has been working for more than two years to transform our neighborhood! Some of the early goals advocated by the Carmichael Neighborhood Association are now being accomplished, for example:

four new (solar-powered) streetlights between 7th Street and Len Roberts Park; new sidewalks with handicap 'cut-outs' on Taylor Drive; the City's installation of four new trash receptacles along North Avenue; and, removal of a number of dangerously dilapidated mobile homes and lots cleared for new development! These projects are coming to fruition because of community advocacy and collaboration with the City, to enhance the safety and 'live-ability' of the area around our Parish church. The most important outcome of this neighborhood transformation is development of a "sense of place" where people care for one another, and work together to improve the neighborhood in which they live. Examples of specific things in which members or our Council have been involved are: Brother Ed Graveline and Lydia Corral called on 100 homes closest to the church, to determine needs and invite comments; Brother Bryant Sayers and the 'Carmichael Neighborhood Response Team', have cleaned-up of different areas in the neighborhood each month; Brother Michael Morales and the parish maintenance team regularly 'patrol' and clean-up garbage in the area around the church; and, Brother Michael Hemesath helps keep the Fry Pioneer Cemetery on 7th Street, mowed and weeded! Much has been accomplished yet much still needs to be done. You are invited to help with this wonderful project!