During our group’s trips to Kensington to work on our quality of life project, our group began to discuss how we were becoming more and more comfortable with our surroundings in Kensington. Over the past few weeks in MURL, we have gotten to know the lay of the land; where to find the places, and where to find the people. We don’t even get lost on our way in and out anymore!
During our last few visits, we have even begun to bump into familiar faces, residents that know us and recognize us and that are interested in what we are doing. The more we learn about our neighborhood, the more we see that it is filled with good people that want to raise their families in a safe and respectable neighborhood. These observations are in part what inspired us to create our quality of life project this week on what the residents and business owners in the neighborhood feel has been improved in the recent times. Knowing the general attitude of the typical Kensington resident, this group wasn’t surprised to find that many people loved the neighborhood and had high hopes for the future.
Our group has begun to feel that despite our initial apprehensions, Kensington really is a nice neighborhood to be in, and that it really gets a bad rap. When we were introduced to our goals for MURL in our first class session, we were told we would be doing service to an underserved community. This group is starting to really see that this is true, and we are looking forward to digging deeper into our new favorite place to be, Kenzo.
Group One, Kensington – Kylee Messner, Holland Baldrige, Peter Morris