Participants in a Community Bike Build at Northridge Cooperative Homes took their bikes out for a ride this summer.
Northridge Cooperative Homes is a nonprofit in Bayview-Hunters Point providing affordable housing. Chana Kennedy is the director of the Northridge Cooperative Homes Network Center, where she works with residents. In doing so, Chana reached out to us about teaming up on a Bike It Forward event. We caught up with Chana recently about how Bike It Forward fit into Northridge mission to serve residents.
San Francisco Bicycle Coalition: Can you tell us about the Northridge Cooperative Homes and your work there?
Chana: Northridge Cooperative Homes is a 300-unit affordable housing complex that is conveniently located minutes from downtown in San Francisco.
As the director of the Northridge Cooperative Homes Network Center, I love and enjoy my job. My daily task is to provide services and academic support programs for all ages. I offer information, resources and referrals that will address the needs of the residents and the community at large as well as work to enhance and reach the lives of our youth, young adults and adults.
What are the values that guide your work at Northridge Cooperative Homes?
We aim to provide resources and array of services to empower and enhance the lives of our youth and adult resident.
How were the Bike It Forward events at Northridge Cooperative Homes?
They were excellent, a very well-organized team. The bike mechanics were awesome.
What feedback have residents shared with you about the SF Bicycle Coalition’s Bike It Forward program?
The residents love the bikes they receive. Residents also appreciated learning the ins and outs of bicycling.
Want to make a difference like Chana and help make San Francisco a better place to live? Whether mechanically inclined or not, you only need to possess a desire to be helpful at one of our upcoming Community Repair Nights in the Bayview. Sign up to volunteer at an upcoming Community Repair Night today.