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Posted on: August 17, 2022

Membership Drive for Recreation Programs Serving At-Risk Youth

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Neighborhood Services of Santa Rosa Recreation & Parks is conducting a membership drive and has broadened the criteria for residents to qualify for afterschool, sports, and recreation programs for at-risk youth. All residents who live within five targeted, priority areas of the city are now eligible to apply for a free Neighborhood Services membership, regardless of whether they also meet existing income-based criteria. The goal is to serve more of Santa Rosa’s at-risk youth and families with these programs, which are funded in part by Measure O sales tax.

Neighborhood Services has identified the priority areas in consultation with the Violence Prevention Partnership's Community Safety Scorecard. These areas are roughly defined as West Steele, West 9th, South Park, Corby/Hearn, and Roseland. Proof of eligibility, either as a resident of a priority area or by meeting the income-based criteria, is required to receive a free membership and to register for Neighborhood Services programs.  

How to Join & Register

A Membership Night to process new memberships is scheduled for August 19 from 5 to 7 p.m. at Steele Lane Community Center. Additionally, residents can process new memberships at Finley and Steele Lane Community Centers, Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Residents seeking new membership need to bring their proof of eligibility with them -- either proof of address in a priority area or proof of meeting the income-based criteria. Visit srcity.org/NeighborhoodServices for details about the priority areas, income-based criteria, programs offered, and more information about Neighborhood Services.

Already a Member?

Current Neighborhood Services members may register in person for fall and winter programs at the Membership Night on August 19 from 5 to 7 p.m. at Steele Lane Community Center or online HERE.

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