On July 30, the Rabin Martin team rolled up our sleeves and got digging for Community Engagement Day at Concrete Safaris in Harlem, New York. Since 2008, Concrete Safaris has transformed over half an acre of New York City Housing Authority Property into children’s gardens, enabling more than 5,000 children to be active, and providing youth with the opportunities to advocate for healthier and more sustainable environments.
Giving back to local community is important to Rabin Martin, and our team spent the day interacting with youth and helping build a new garden — changing the physical design of a public space to improve the health of the community. Our team also shared what a global health career could look with the youth.
Of the experience, Meg Jones, a director at Rabin Martin, said, “While much of our work is focused on improving public health globally, Concrete Safaris provided us with the opportunity to support local efforts to facilitate better health.”