Celebration of Salvador Mejia
PCRC is sad to have recently lost community engagement pioneer and partner Salvador Mejia. Don Salvador was a professor and diplomat in his home country of El Salvador, who helped many of us understand the impact and value of community involvement.
Don Salvador designed many PCRC community engagement initiatives including our Parent Education Project, the Strengthening Neighborhoods Program and the Community Leadership Training, which was later adapted for our Family Leadership Training Academy. Don Salvador also created the format for our First 5 Community Dialogues that addressed issues related to children and families. In addition, he established the CARON program, the Fair Oaks Neighborhood Association and the North Fair Oaks Initiative.
A celebration of Don Salvador’s life will be held on Saturday, February 9th at 11am at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, 178 Clinton Street, Redwood City. Condolences may be sent to Teri Chen via the Fair Oaks Community Center, 2600 Middlefield Road, Redwood City, CA 94063 to support the North Fair Oaks Koshland Initiative.