Dear friends & neighbors,
It's been a whole month since you last heard from me, but it feels like I was just writing a letter two days ago. All that to say: 2022 is off to a swift and active start! It’s hard to believe that February is already almost over.
I recently reflected on what Black History Month means to me and shared it with our staff. This month has always been important to me and my family, and at Goodman I feel blessed to be surrounded by Black excellence every day. As I told my grandson, Xavier, the Black youth in our community – including him – are living examples of Black history in their commitment to helping others. You don’t have to win the Nobel Peace Prize like MLK or host a talk show like Oprah to make history. You’re doing it by shaping your community, by advocating for your neighbors and your family.
At Goodman, the majority of our youth are kids of color, and our program leaders and staff work hard to make sure they have opportunities to display and expand on their greatness. I couldn’t be prouder of the work students and staff are doing, and I hope you are too.
Letesha Nelson, CEO & Executive Director
What's Good at Goodman
This letter was sent with our email newsletter, filled with the latest news about what's happening at the Goodman Community Center.
January 19, 2024
We're celebrating Goodman's 70th birthday all year long!
December 12, 2023
Letesha was joined by four local leaders to discuss justice, equity, diversity and inclusion (JEDI) work. It was an invigorating morning!