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We are pleased to announce that Restore Rundberg, a community-based initiative to make the North Austin area vital and healthy, has been named as the “Best Neighborhood Revival” by the Austin Chronicle.
With funding from the Obama administration’s Neighborhood Revitalization Initiative, Restore Rundberg brings together city, law enforcement, schools, colleges and the community to revitalize the North Austin neighborhood. The overall goal: To improve the Rundberg neighborhood in a manner that will be sustainable into the future.
Erica Saenz, associate vice president for community and external relations, is playing a key role in the initiative’s success. She serves as chair of the Rundberg Revitalization Team, which is comprised of 14 community members. As the education representative, she provides knowledge, insight and guidance into higher education and trade-related issues and challenges within the entire revitalization area.
In addition to Saenz’s leadership, the DDCE is helping the neighborhood revitalization project reach its goal through community outreach initiatives such as the Colony Park Sustainable Community Initiative, and The Project.
Visit the Austin Chronicle website for more details. For more about UT Austin’s involvement in Restore Rundberg, check out this story in Life & Letters featuring research by Sociologist David Kirk.