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Hillshire Brands Foundation Supports the Healthy Community Initiative

In November 2014, The West Humboldt Park Development Council (WHPDC) received a grant award from Hillshire Brands Foundation to support the Healthy Mind, Healthy Body, Healthy You Program as part of the West Humboldt Park Healthy Community Initiative (HCI). The grant award of $50,000 will provide financial support for the WHPDC to sustain Humboldt Park's Free Healthy Cooking and Exercise Program.

April Showers Bring Volunteers and May Flowers at Ujima Community Garden

The West Humboldt Park Ujima Community Garden has a fair share of volunteer support from community partners and residents to help the garden flourish. The word ‘Ujima’ originates from Kwanzaa, meaning collective work and responsibility. Once a vacant lot full of contaminated soil, it has transformed into a beautiful garden, thanks to the many partners and residents who have contributed to its development. Recent activities and events in the Ujima Community Garden demonstrate collective work and responsibility.