While the first half of Friday’s celebration focused on the children and their achievements throughout the summer, the second half focused on the improvement of the neighborhood around Lincoln Elementary School. The forum was used to set the neighborhood direction for the coming year.
“The action forum is our opportunity to look at what our leaders within the neighborhood have developed based on what they have heard,” said Eric Smith, community coordinator for Springfield Promise Neighborhood.
Smith said he hopes that through the events on Friday, the adults commit themselves to accomplishing the goals that they set for themselves and the community.
“This is the most exciting thing I’ve been a part of because of the scope of it,” Smith said. “It’s inspirational and it draws me in everyday.”