These are words that come to mind as we reflect on 2022.
Gratitude: Mid-City CAN is thankful for your support in helping us build a stronger community.
Progress: Advocacy can take years and in 2022 we had two major wins -- the Youth Opportunity Pass that provides no cost public transit to youth 18 and under began on May 1 after a decade of advocacy by Mid-City CAN. It immediately makes an impact: SANDAG reported a 92 percent increase in overall youth ridership in September with YOP (compared to April before YOP). Another reason to celebrate is the establishment of the Commission on Police Practices that will hold police accountable when abuses of police power occur, -- a campaign that Youth Council members worked on for four years.
Joy: We were able to provide many programs to the community such as Artivism which empowers youth of color; we provided the COVID-19 vaccine to over 500 residents; we educated thousands of community members about the importance of voting through door knocking, phone banking, held workshops and events such as Boba and Ballot, filmed a Public Service Announcement, and so much more!
We wish you a wonderful and restful holiday season and we're excited about what we will accomplish in the New Year!