Get to know new EPN Coordinator Kevin Barton

6219 copyPNLV is excited to have a new staff member join our team in our Easton Promise Neighborhood office. Please join us in welcoming West Ward resident Kevin Barton. Get to know him in this interview.

1. How long have you worked for PNLV and what do you do there?

This is my third week. I’m still learning the ropes but I generally provide support to the EPN office in the coordination of various community activities as well as lend a hand whenever needed for BPN and APN.

2. How did you first become aware of PNLV and the work it is doing in Easton?

I learned about the organization through the West Ward Neighborhood Partnership while working as a volunteer. I’d also met Ammar on a prior occasion at a neighborhood dinner organized by the WWNP.

3. As a West Ward resident, what is the single most important thing you think your fellow residents need EPN to help them with?

Youth safety. My neighbors worry a lot about the safety of their children. There aren’t many parks/playgrounds in the area and parents are afraid to let their children play on the sidewalks due to speeding cars and the threat they pose. There is a great need for extracurricular activities and after-school programs in order to keep kids off the streets and out of trouble.

4. What’s your favorite part of the work you do for PNLV?

I truly enjoy the activities that involve direct communication with the residents of the PNLV such as community outreach, resident dinners, and community meetings. I’m very much looking forward to assisting in the organization of the summer block parties.


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