Understanding and Awareness

Nita / Product of Chester Le

I’m a product of Chester Le. Growing up in a community with a lack of job opportunities, and programs for low-income households; community development was difficult. Since the age of 2, I grew up in a neighborhood known for street violence. I went to school with children from the affected households. No one recognized individuals who attempted to change the neighborhood for the better. The community was only known for how the media portrayed it. Today, I’m a social worker who makes a difference in people’s lives because of Chester Le. I will continue to bridge the poverty, privilege and power gap. I will continue to make a change

Nithuzha Navendram