BronxWorks, elected leaders hold ribbon-cutting for pool reopening
Elected leaders joined organizers at BronxWorks on Friday to celebrate the ribbon-cutting and reopening of their community pool.
The upgrade inside of the Carolyn McLaughlin Community Center will provide residents with aquatics programs and community events for residents of all ages, thanks to a $1.1 million grant from the state.
Organizers say that recent studies show many New York residents don't know how to swim but that this renovation will work to improve that statistic.
"It's an important resource for our community," said Eileen Torres, executive director at BronxWorks. "We are in an under-resourced community, predominantly of Black and Latino people and immigrants, and so this will be a resource to them."