Catalyst for Change Awardee
Spotlight of Justice Awards 2017
Mid-City Community Advocacy Network (Mid-City CAN) awarded for sparking a movement, developing an innovative program, amplifying new voices, or organizing new communities.
Mid-City CAN is a community collaborative that organizes and advocates to create a safe, productive, and healthy community in the City Heights neighborhood. Momentum Teams of City Heights residents work on pressing issues identified by the people, currently including food justice, peace promotion, access to health care, and improving transportation.
Mid-City CAN’s teams have helped elevate the conversation about the intersection of transit, environmental justice, and economic opportunity. This award recognizes Mid-City CAN’s bold action in standing strong for community transportation needs against entrenched interests at SANDAG.