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Housing Partners with UNC School of Social Work

UNC-Chapel Hill graduate student Alex Lombardi had an aha moment shortly after she began working as an intern for the Housing Department.

Public housing neighborhoods in Chapel Hill are surrounded by student housing. But the communities and residents don’t really mix.

“In Chapel Hill, public housing is so well integrated, that many students are unaware,” she said. “When you’re a student you’re in a sort of bubble.”

Now Lombardi wants to get to know her neighbors – and it’s because of where she works. She is the first student from UNC-Chapel Hill’s School of Social Work in a new field instruction course based at the Town of Chapel Hill Housing Department.

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Give Your Input on Chapel Hill’s Future Inclusive Playground

Post Date:10/03/2017 10:14 AM
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The Parks and Recreation Department will hold a public input meeting from 5 to 7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 9, in Room A of the Chapel Hill Public Library to solicit input on specific ideas for Chapel Hill’s future Inclusive Playground.

Children are welcome to attend the meeting, where they will have a chance to draw and design their own playground features. Feel free to come anytime between 5 and 7 p.m., as this is a drop-in style format. 

The Inclusive Playground will be designed as a place where children of all abilities feel welcome to play, and will be located at Cedar Falls Park.

The Chapel Hill Parks and Recreation Department along with design consultants from WithersRavenel will use public input to create a unique park destination with design aspects important for children of all abilities.

For more information, contact Bill Webster, planning and development manager, at 919-968-2819 or bwebster@townofchapelhill.org

 

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