To her, the parks are personal. She honed her basketball skills on the courts. Her family gathered at the picnic tables. She ran drills out in the grass fields.
Now, Rita Jackson, an FCA US employee at the Toledo Assembly Complex in Ohio, gives back to those community parks that molded her formative years.
“Our neighborhood parks needed more attention, and I knew I had to do something to help bring them back to life,” says Jackson.
She created IMPACT Toledo in 2015. Since then her non-profit organization has upgraded 50 parks in the Toledo area.