Groundwork San Diego-Chollas Creek has received a $45,889 grant from the TKF Foundation to plan and design a site that will transform a blighted lot into an urban sanctuary, according to a release.
Beyond the planning and design of the site, to be located at the Jackie Robinson YMCA in southeastern San Diego, the grant will also go toward associated research studies and to communicate scientific findings to public policy makers. For instance, focus groups of 60 children and 40 adults will contribute to the concept design of the site, and children will contribute to a new body of research on the therapeutic benefits of a public sacred site.
The TKF Foundation encourages the creation of public green space that offers a temporary place of sanctuary. Groundwork San Diego-Chollas Creek is a nonprofit business that aims to improve the environment, economy and quality of life in southeastern San Diego.