Friday, December 10, 2010

A Child's Perspective On A Tenant Sponsored Cooperative

Alex is a 6 year old boy that has lived at the Norwood since he was born. His mother Angelica is a member of the tenant association board. Over the years Alex has accompanied his mother to countless tenant association meetings. During meetings he normally colors with his crayons.

Last night we met to discuss the building purchase and child care center. Alex was coloring as usual. When the meeting was over, he showed us his drawing.

With his crayons he drew what our building will look like once we buy it and he called it "Our Building". The drawing conveys our hopes and goals as a community. It reminds us that leadership takes on many different ages and forms.

Thank you for making it possible for our community to learn and grow.