September 12, 2022
A Mexican immigrant and domestic violence survivor, Maria has overcome adversities that have driven her to advocate for safe spaces in underserved communities. She founded Madres del Parque (“Mothers of the Park”) to bring about true transformation and local environmental sustainability in the most densely populated and diverse area of Houston that notably lacks green space. Because of her advocacy, Harris County Commissioners Court initiated a contract for a master plan design for Burnett Bayland Park, located in Southwest Houston’s Gulfton community.
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Honorees give $25K in total Comcast donations to local nonprofits, get City of Houston Proclamations, features on primetime TV and social media
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