VOICES OF THIRD WARD
Tell me about yourself and your connections and history relating to 3rd Ward.
“I do live in 3rd Ward, and over the years I’ve developed a strong relationship with 3rd Ward . . . I volunteer my time working with different organizations and I’ve been working with other leaders in the community, as well.”
What do you like about the 3rd Ward, in general?
“The people like working together for one big cause here, and there’s community connections. This is my first time living in a community like this, and it really made me realize what community looks like. And it takes people coming together from different areas to address big problems; and I’ve gotten a chance to see that, and have seen passionate people actually taking the lead on these things.”
What tools does the 3rd Ward have at its disposal to meet peoples’ needs?
“3rd Ward has a lot of perks here which can provide for a healing space. For instance, I didn’t know that U of H has a meditative class that’s free for people to go; and also, Emancipation Park has yoga classes for free. So being able to just connect with those has been awesome to know that they’re there; and also understanding the benefits behind it, and everyone brings those things together: the 3rd Ward is like the hub of Houston to me, with a nucleus that provides for a healthy space for residents.