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ABOUT BHCC.

 
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BACKGROUND.

For the last three decades, the Community Council has provided strong leadership and collaboration with the Broadway Heights community and has developed partnerships with government leaders, community based organizations, business owners, schools, faith-based organizations, the Coalition of Neighborhood Councils, and the San Diego Neighborhood Funders.

The purpose of this Council is to promote the public good and the welfare of Broadway Heights while providing a forum for discussion with the goal of:

  • Disseminating information and providing a forum for discussion on issues of interest to the community,

  • Initiating, organizing, or providing support for activities which benefit the community.

  • ​Ensuring the health, safety and welfare of members within the  community,

  • Facilitating civic and educational growth within the community,

  • Encouraging the beautification and cleanliness of the community,

  • And promoting economic growth and environmental quality of the community.

"All" is meant to be inclusive of all residents, businesses, nonprofits, schools and other government institutions.The Broadway Heights Community Council does not discriminate base on race, age, sex, religion, and shall be noncommercial, nonsectarian and nonpartisan.

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OUR MISSION

The mission of the Broadway Heights Community Council (BHCC) is to enrich and celebrate the quality of life, safety and beautification of the Broadway Heights Neighborhood while fostering a trusted gathering place to engage in dialogue, inquiry, and advocacy.

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OUR VISION

BHCC envisions a neighborhood where each individual is empowered to achieve their full potential. Our hope is that, through the Council:​

  • Individuals and families become and/or remain stable and achieve economic security;

  • Residents live healthy lives with maximum independence and resilience;

  • Neighbors are engaged in building opportunities for one another.

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OUR VALUES

Nguzo Saba | A Core Value System

The Seven Principles of Nguzo Sabe are posed as a moral minimum set of values for personal and community development.  They are standards of excellence pointing toward practice which leads to the best of what it means to be a productive person in and for the community.  They stress linking the personal and the communal in ongoing mutual and beneficial ways.

 

The Seven Principles in Swahili and English are:

1. UMOJA | Unity:

To strive for and maintain unity in the family, community, nation and race.

2. KUJICHAGULIA | Self-Determination:

To define, name, create and speak for ourselves.

3. UJIMA | Collective Work and Responsibility:

To build and maintain our community and solve our brother’s and sister’s problems together

4. UJAMAA | Cooperative Economics:

To build stores, shops and other businesses and to profit from them together.

5. NIA | Purpose:

To make our collective vocation the building and developing of our community in order to restore our people to their traditional greatness.

6. KUUMBA | Creativity:

In order to leave our community more beautiful and beneficial than we inherited it.

7. IMANI | Faith:

To believe with our heart in our people, our parents, our teachers, our leaders and the righteousness and victory of our struggle.