As Winchester Heights families, led by the Winchester Community Action Board, gathered to raise funds for more playground equipment, their children participated in Environmental Health education. While families lined up to buy duros, a puffed wheat snack, Linda Cifuentes, SEAHEC’s Capacity Building Coordinator for Winchester Heights, and Brenda Sanchez, SEAHEC intern, held two Environmental Health Workshops funded by the Environmental Protection Agency on pesticides. The workshop was geared towards children ages 5 to 10 though all youth were invited to participate. They taught 10 participants ages 5 to 18 on what pesticides are, how exposure occurs, symptoms of exposure and prevention. All the participants answered questions and shared their thoughts, passing the assessment given to them at the end. We look forward to the continued participation of the community in community events that will strengthen neighborhood ties and community capacity to advocate for resident’s needs. Continue reading
On Sunday, February 3rd families in Winchester Heights showed up to Winchester Community Center to raise funds for a swing set. Despite the rain, many families came out to buy duros, or puffed wheat, with their choice of sauces and chopped lettuce and carrots. The event, organized by the Winchester Community Action Board, raised over $134.00. Continue reading
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On December 1st, 2018 the Winchester Heights community added oak trees to their new playground. Five oak trees and the irrigation system were donated by the Rotary Club. Community residents contributed the other three trees. Community members came together to plan where the trees would be planted and helped with the tree-planting. Continue reading