Community One and the Tepe Park Neighborhood Association want to celebrate everyday heroes who love their neighbors and their neighborhood!
As a part of the Tepe Park neighborhood revitalization initiative, we are highlighting the extraordinary efforts of one resident who lives out the change they hope to see in their neighborhood each year. On Wednesday, March 24th, we celebrated Mariama Wilson as Tepe Park’s 2021 Neighborhood Hero!
Wilson is a powerful force for good for her family and in her community. She noticed an increase in gun violence in her community in 2013. After experiencing the pain from attending too many funerals for her friends’ children, she knew something had to change.
Mariama started and leads MASK – Mothers Against Senseless Killings. Their mission is to improve the quality of our city for our children by demonstrating love and non-violence. Members of MASK gather together to patrol and be a positive presence in places where crime is high or where there have been past issues with violence.
By celebrating Neighborhood Heroes like Wilson, Community One and Tepe Park neighborhood are elevating resident stories of community impact and transformation. We hope these powerful stories inspire others to join the Tepe Park neighborhood initiative for positive and sustainable change.
Read more about Mariama’s story by clicking HERE.