Today the City Council awarded $700,000 in federal Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds to help build an athletic field at Camino Nuevo High School in the Virgil Village neighborhood.
When it is completed, the new athletic field will serve Camino Nuevo’s ninth through twelfth graders. The field will be built on a formerly blighted property across the street from the school, which is located at the corner of Virgil Avenue and Temple Street. It will also be open to community organizations for use on weekends and evenings.
We want our young people to have access to public schools that help them learn and grow academically and as people. The new athletic field will give students at Camino Nuevo the opportunity to get some exercise, play team sports, and learn good sportsmanship.