Friday, December 10, 2004

Letter to Mayor Gonzales and Councillor Chirco

Subject: Young People's Theater Company
Date: December 10, 2004 11:04:07 AM PST

Dear Mayor Gonzales,

I am writing to you to find out if you are aware of the amazing Theater Program in San Jose run by Carole Ferris-Greer and the YPT staff at Kirk Community Center on Foxworthy Avenue.

This program is a jewel in the community, working with young people from all over San Jose. The quality of the productions is amazing. The dedication and commitment of the staff to the children of this community is exemplary and an inspiration to us all.

The program has raised and donated over $6000 for Breast Cancer charities and also through fund raising efforts has donated over 100,000 cans of food to the City Team Ministries and The Sacred Heart Community.

As a member of this community and the newly re-activated District 9 Community Advisory Board, I would like to see the Theater Program including Carole Ferris-Greer and her staff receive an award for "Outstanding Contribution to Community". The program has been running for twenty two years. I would like this award to be presented in Chambers in January. City recognition for this program is long overdue.
I have enclosed a recent letter I wrote in support of the program.

Please respond to my request at your earliest convenience.


Rosie Marks


At 11:32 PM, Blogger Rosemary Marks said...

As of March 8th 2005, no-one has acknowledged receipt of my letter, although it was passed onto the Parks and Rec. senior management team who ignored it. Tonight I spoke with Ken Yeager at the Peter Pan performance and discussed the matter with him. I feel very confident that the program has found an advocate in Councillor Yeager.

There has to be a way for the public to nominate great programs for awards for "Outstanding contribution to Community" YPT deserves recognition now. The Advisory Council for district 9 is considering ways to allow community members to have a say in awards that are given out. Watch this blog!

At 10:29 PM, Blogger Mich@el@ said...

Rosie, My mom Lyn and I would like to say thank you for all you do for kirk. I love that place, and I'd hate to see it go, If anyone is out ther reading this blogg, help us keep YPT up and running! Thanks a bunch!


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