Park Pride is thrilled to welcome Caleb Harris to the team as a summer intern supporting Friends of the Park groups and advancing our mission!
Caleb is rising second year at Georgia Tech, studying mechanical engineering. Originally from Snellville, Georgia, he enjoys playing lacrosse, learning about the business in sports, and spending time with friends and family.
He is excited to learn more about Park Pride and contribute to the success of the many parks in the Atlanta area!
Continue reading to get to know Caleb in his own words!
What does the “power of parks” mean to you?
The power of parks is their ability to unite sprawling urban and suburban communities around the beauty and benefits of nature.
Why are parks an important part of the community?
Parks are outlets from people’s hectic lives, where they can enjoy relaxing walks, picnics with family, and exciting recreational activities. Parks are safe gathering spaces for neighbors, friends, and community members to build strong relationships.
What are you most excited about regarding your new role?
I am most excited about having a direct role in the groups that impact a park’s success. This is also an excellent opportunity to understand how nonprofit organizations work to improve people’s lives.
How do you hope to empower communities to engage and make a difference in their neighborhood parks?
I hope to empower communities as a liaison between Park Pride and community leaders. Listening to the progress of parks and then provide assistance through Park Pride would facilitate the growth and success of neighborhood parks.
What’s your favorite park memory?
My favorite park memory was playing tee ball with my mom at Lenora Park. We were practicing for my playoff baseball game the following weekend, and we probably spent the entire day running around the field, catching fly balls. That day was the most fun I had playing baseball.
Favorite local park (and why)?
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