With summer approaching, most teens are counting down the days until summer vacation but Isha Chander is counting down to the official recognition of the Branham-Kirk Neighborhood Association.
Branham High School
student has taken on the responsibility of growing the new neighborhood association with the help from residents who share the same goals: address key issues the area faces.
“Branham High School and the immediate area is a real central hub for activity,” Isha said. “It’s important to have a maturity of this association and involvement from the school community.”
Isha said she wants to see Branham Park transformed into a gathering location for events and empower residents to address challenges in their neighborhood.
"I've always loved my neighborhood and I want residents to feel the same way," she said.
According to Isha, the association is currently in the process of creating its official documents, such as its bylaws, and working to receive official recognition from the City of San Jose.
There's no question about Isha's experience to lead. She is the freshmen student body president at Branham High School and will continue to serve her class as the incoming sophomore president during the next school year. Outside of school, Isha was recently elected as the Northern California representative for the California Association of Student Leaders.
Children like Isha are not the generation of tomorrow - they are doing great work today, right now.