A Letter From the board chair.
I remember talking to my father back in 1980, about the neighborhood block club he was joining, because crime was increasing in the neighborhood. He said he was not going to put up with it, and was banding with other seniors, and neighbors to fight back.
My dad, Lee Douglas, was one of the original board members of ASANDC. I have continued to carry on where the original board members left off.
We continue to work with other community organizations on projects like Light Rail Transit, economic development and training and local housing and business development.
Our future has brightened considerably in the last few years with projects like Frogtown Square and the Old Home Dairy Plaza project, as well as MCASA Homes and many other key initiatives.
We will continue to work toward ownership opportunities in the Rondo neighborhood with the goal of bringing back African American homes and businesses that were lost in the 60's during the building of I-94. Employing numbers of community members to staff these businesses is a major objective going forward. Other ethnic groups will also be invited to invest, work, support and become an integral part of our vibrant community.
Thanks to all who have supported ASANDC in the past, present and future. I know my Dad would be proud of our accomplishments.
Leetta M. Douglas
ASANDC Board Chair