Rename Douglass Park Center: Hendricks/Kendall Community Center

Rename Douglass Park Center: Hendricks/Kendall Community Center

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August 1, 2022
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Started by jackie kendall

As a reflection of the changing times. It is the desire to honor those that had a major impact in developing the community. The community buildings, fields, etc..  should be a reflective of the community it serves. Let’s refresh the community with new beginnings. 
It’s is our desire to rename the JFK Community Center after the two trailblazing African American  women (from Portsmouth) that helped educate, develop, nurture a community through recreation. Ruth Hendricks and Florence Kendall, their commitment and outreach ranged from community service , athletics, crafts, etiquette, self esteem. The sky was the limit to the exposure this duo put upon Portsmouth and the Douglass Park Community.They instill in a community with limited resources that you can achieve anything.!! Let’s take back our communities. 

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Signatures: 412Next Goal: 500
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