A New Vision Leadership loses home as parks close

Posted at 6:13 AM, Jul 21, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-21 07:42:11-04

13 year old Jayden Jones is one of the nearly 75 middle and high school students in the "A New Vision Leadership Foundation's" community service and educational program. He says the program helped him find his passion for learning.

"Before A New Vision Leadership I was kind of unfocused and undetermined and I didn't really have a lot of ambition, but now A new vision has helped me a lot to understand my future is important. I need to do everything I need to do. A new vision has been a catapult into putting effort into everything I do," says Jones.

In it's six years of existence "A New Vision" has served nearly 1,000 kids, operating out of the Domingue Center on Mudd Avenue.

"That's where we do all our meetings. We do a lot of our volunteering over there and without the Domingue Center we'd have no place to meet and no place to make plans for what we do for the community" says Jones.

"We do a lot of things as far as leadership outside of the Domingue Center. We have speakers that come in. We've had Home Bank come in to do banking with our children. We've had nutritionists come in to teach our kids. So we use the center monthly," says the group's CEO Erica Williams.

Because they could use the Domingue Center for free "A New Vision" also hosted summer camps and neighborhood events there, giving children a place to go in their idle times.

But if LCG goes through with plans to close the center they'll have to find a new place to host for their activities.

"We've lost our home, so now we have to figure out how we can sustain our program and make sure kids are getting these services without a home," says Williams.

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