To the Editor:
The South Norwalk Community Center can now move forward in a new positive direction. I agree with the decision of SoNoCC’s Board of Directors to remove the Ferrandinos. This is a good sign that will begin a new era of change under fresh leadership.
I also want to state that I have had a close relationship with Chairman Warren Peña and other Board members. I have always been in full support of Mr. Peña’s choice to bring in After School Programs and the partnership with Norwalk Public Schools. These programs are much needed for the children in our community.
Also, I have seen the energy behind the birth of Latinos Unidos De CT (LUC) which is a reflection of SoNoCC’s commitment to bring the community together, not divide them.
At times I felt ashamed that some members of our community did not feel welcomed because of the practices of the Ferrandinos. The mission of the center is to serve all in our community.
The next phase is to remodel the center to create more positive opportunities and a learning environment. That is what the focus and conversation should be. How do we add value to our community?
As a lifelong resident of South Norwalk, I am glad to see that SoNoCC is moving in the right direction adjusting and cleansing to move forward. I am in full support of the vision and am proud to see the Board take appropriate action when necessary. I will do my part in helping the center in its new chapter with a focus on the children and families of our community.